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Nomad
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Charging output power for GoPro7 ?

Hi guys

 

I am a little bit confiused because at user manual we read :

 

(https://gopro.com/content/dam/help/hero7-black/manuals/HERO7Black_UM_ENG_REVA.pdf)

 

WARNING: Using a non-GoPro wall charger could damage your camera battery and could lead to fire or leakage. With the exception of the GoPro Supercharger (sold separately), only use chargers marked: Output 5V 1A. If you don’t know your charger’s voltage and current, use the included USB cable to charge your camera with a computer.

 

5V 1A

 

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

 

we have:

 

Charger output: 5V 1-2A
Charging time (fully drained battery): ≈2 hours
How to charge: Ensure that the camera & "Connections" are powered off. Connect the USB cable to the wall adapter and camera; red LEDs should illuminate on the front, rear and bottom of the camera to indicate charging. Once the LEDs turn off, the camera is fully charged. 


 
5V 1-2A
 

 

so the question is: Which one should be ? What if I have 2.1 A 5V powerbank? , should I use 1A 1,5A or 2A?


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GoPro
Posts: 8,324

Re: Charging output power for GoPro7 ?

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Hello @enc3ladus

 

The rating 2A indicates the maximum charger rating that we recommend for charging the camera. You can still use a 1-A charger but it may take a longer time to charge as compared to using a 2-A charger. Using a charger of higher Ampere rating may cause damage to the camera battery, may not be right away but eventually. 

 

As or the information indicated in the manual, we are working with the team now to have it updated to avoid confusions. Appreciate you pointing it out. 

 

 

Thanks, 
Marius

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GoPro
Posts: 8,324

Re: Charging output power for GoPro7 ?

[ Edited ]

Hello @enc3ladus

 

The rating 2A indicates the maximum charger rating that we recommend for charging the camera. You can still use a 1-A charger but it may take a longer time to charge as compared to using a 2-A charger. Using a charger of higher Ampere rating may cause damage to the camera battery, may not be right away but eventually. 

 

As or the information indicated in the manual, we are working with the team now to have it updated to avoid confusions. Appreciate you pointing it out. 

 

 

Thanks, 
Marius

Nomad
Posts: 291

Re: Charging output power for GoPro7 ?

Thank you