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Can external USB battery power up Hero 7 Black?

I am newbie and wonder whether external USB battery can power up Hero 7 as I want to do 3-hour or more time lapses but standard gopro batteries last 2 hours or so.  If possible, is there any precautions to note so as not to potential damage my Hero 7?


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Re: Can external USB battery power up Hero 7 Black?

Hi @noblesand47563,

For the Hero7 Black camera, you will need a source that the minimum output is 5V and 1A (Can also works with 5V 2A)

Please be guided on how to properly charge your camera by this article:
https://gopro.com/help/articles/how_to/How-to-Charge-the-Camera-Battery

If you will be using an external source (e.g Power pac, car adapter) It would be best to remove the battery. For as long as the external power source matches the requirement it should turn the camera on and allow it to function.

I hope this helps.

V.

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GoPro
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Re: Can external USB battery power up Hero 7 Black?

 

Hi @noblesand47563,

 

Yes you can use that to extend your battery. 

 

 

Regards,

-Jay 

Tourist
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Re: Can external USB battery power up Hero 7 Black?

Thanks for your reply.  Is there any specific power requirement or any external battery would do as I do not want is to overcharge the Hero 7?  Also, can I do so with or without the gopro battery inserted?

 

Regards,

 

Patrick

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Re: Can external USB battery power up Hero 7 Black?

 

Hi @noblesand47563

 

Please check complete details here.

https://gopro.com/help/articles/Question_Answer/Recommended-Chargers

 

It's a case to case basis there are other users that can use their camera without battery. 

Not sure though what they are using. 

 

 

Regards,

-Jay 

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Posts: 159

Re: Can external USB battery power up Hero 7 Black?

Hi @noblesand47563,

For the Hero7 Black camera, you will need a source that the minimum output is 5V and 1A (Can also works with 5V 2A)

Please be guided on how to properly charge your camera by this article:
https://gopro.com/help/articles/how_to/How-to-Charge-the-Camera-Battery

If you will be using an external source (e.g Power pac, car adapter) It would be best to remove the battery. For as long as the external power source matches the requirement it should turn the camera on and allow it to function.

I hope this helps.

V.
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Can external USB battery power up Hero 7 Black?

Many thanks again and will take a look at the article.

 

Regards,

 

Patrick

GoPro
Posts: 159

Re: Can external USB battery power up Hero 7 Black?

Hi @noblesand47563,

Awesome! Enjoy your camera :)

V.
Tourist
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Re: Can external USB battery power up Hero 7 Black?

Thanks again for your help.

Regards,

Patrick