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Sightseer
Posts: 1

Doesn't seem to charge in car

I've been running into similar problems trying to keep the battery charged while recording my road trip!
Adventurer
Posts: 8,962

Re: Doesn't seem to charge in car

GoPro does not offer charge while recording they offer charge on standby, and do not have   powercource  power  by usb only.  so  you are   with no issue I say,  If you need unlimited power take the battery out and that will bipass the internal battery how gopro set things up , kike a dinasuar not  todays modern technology that has been around for at least ten years on this like our smartphones.

Nomad
Posts: 891

Re: Doesn't seem to charge in car

You will have to ensure that the power supply you're using has sufficient output.  Most "in car" usb ports are actually underpowered, some can't even charge a smartphone.

 

I've recorded extended road trips with my Fusion using an Anker smart USB charger.  

 

You can also try recording the video as a video timelapse.  This not only locks the camera's internal gyro (so less editing needed in post), but it also improves the battery life.