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Sightseer
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GoPro Hero 6 + External Battery = No Wifi?

Is it a known "bug" or "feature" that when connecting an external battery to a gopro hero 6 that is already fully charged, wifi is disabled?

 

Will there be an update to correct this non-desired action?

 

 

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Hiker
Posts: 25

Re: GoPro Hero 6 + External Battery = No Wifi?

My Hero 6 is on fw 1.51 and I am "charging" via an external battery and the wifi (at least to my GoPro App) works fine.

I say "charging" because I ran a 4 hour continous record test (4k @ 25p W) and even with the external battery charging, the internal battery ran down to 10% so I am wondering if a specific external power bank is needed?

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Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: GoPro Hero 6 + External Battery = No Wifi?

Try using a 25W charger or a portable battery with 3amp output.  Gopro has a fast charger for $50 but I was able to fast charge the Hero 6 using my Macbook charger.  I think it's called USB C Power Delivery.  Anker also sells one with USB C output.