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Tourist
Posts: 4
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Battery BacPac not working with Hero 3

Hello,

I have a GoPro Hero 3 Black in great conditions and I decided to buy a Battery BacPac (original and compatible with my model) in order to extend the video endurance.

I have updated the GoPro with the latest software then fully charged and the Battery BacPac was full charged as well.

 

Without the extended battery with my video settings the time available was 1 hour and 7 minutes. With the BacPac the time stays 1 hour and 7 minutes taking power from the external battery first, then the (normal) internal one.

 

What's wrong with it? Have I wasted my money? 


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Explorer
Posts: 12,213

Re: Battery BacPac not working with Hero 3

Recording time is in reference to the SD card storage capacity. It has nothing to do with the battery.

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Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Battery BacPac not working with Hero 3

One more info: I know the battery bacpac is properly connected to the camera because in the front display it shows the charge of both batteries. 

Nomad
Posts: 134

Re: Battery BacPac not working with Hero 3

No, the battery back supplements the original battery, but there is no communication. Basically the battery back just keeps charging the the on board battery.
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Battery BacPac not working with Hero 3

Right, but the recording time last the same as without back battery so something it's not working.
Nomad
Posts: 134

Re: Battery BacPac not working with Hero 3

Have you actually seen how long it will record for, or you just looking at the available time on the display?
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Battery BacPac not working with Hero 3

Yes, I've made a few long tests. The time that "estimates" is accurate.
Explorer
Posts: 12,213

Re: Battery BacPac not working with Hero 3

Recording time is in reference to the SD card storage capacity. It has nothing to do with the battery.