09-02-2020 04:36 AM
Battery issue....discharge[ New ]
If I leave the battery in the camera, it slowly discharges. It looses about 4% discharge overnight.
I have the GPS turned off, WiFi turned off and blue tooth turned off.
Yesterday I updated the firmware.
What am I missing?
Once the battery is fully charged and I start using the camera, I feel I get what is considered normal usage out of the battery. I have two new batteries and both are GoPro batteries, not after market batteries.
Barry G. Kery
09-03-2020 08:53 AM
Re: Battery issue....discharge[ New ]
Version? Do you mean........GoPro Hero 7 Black with two original GoPro version batteries.
I also have a Hero 3 Silver. When I leave the battery in it, which I ALWAYS did from day one, I can come back two months later and it's never less than pretty much a full charge.
I don't get it? If I have everything turned off in the Hero 7, there should be no current drain.
When I first noticed it was shortly after I purchased the 7. I fully charged both batteries. A week later I went to use the camera and the battery in the camera was at 68%. I figured I left something turned on but needed the camera NOW. So I put the extra battery in and it showed 100%. Off I went.
When I came home, I looked at all of the settings for the camera. I don't remember if I forgot to turn something off or now, but looked and was comfortable that now everything was off. The other day I went to use the Hero 7 and what was a fully charged battery from the night before but now showed a discharge. Watched a YouTube video and they suggested a fireware update. Did same and still have what I figured is an issue. For now I just remove the battery. As for the Hero 3 Silver, it's still fully charged and the last charge was two months ago.
SO.......why does the 7 discharge and the 3 does not?
I guess it's by design?
Thanks for responding.