03-18-2020 05:35 AM
Can I charge Hero 8 with a Samsung 5V 2A charger?
As longas the camera is not over the 2A it will charge. what is hte actual gopro amperage throwing out? that is the Real question .7A?
03-18-2020 06:03 AM
...the current the charger generates is dictated by the consumer.
the value 2A is a maximum value charger is capable
this is based on the max power charger can generate and the interface (port USB-A, USB-C, etc).
if the consumer is capable to "talk" with the charger (Quick Charge protocols) the current will be negotiated in steps, depending on how full is the consumer.
all are backwards compatible, so a QuickCharge 4 will be capable to charge a non-inteligent consumer.
e.g. the dual supercharger from GoPro has on USB-C 3A max.
be aware that a high current means less time but more heat, that can damage in time the camera.
I do prefer to charge the batteries rather than the battery in the camera, using the dual charger.
just to prevent the camera overhitting.
hope this helps,