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GoPro hero 5 won’t charge while recording

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Re: GoPro hero 5 won’t charge while recording

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@jordant7535, even though your camera is plugged in, the battery will not charge during recording. It will start charging when you stop recording. Also, you cannot record while charging with a computer.
 

I suggest removing the battery if you will be using the camera for very long-term shooting (e.g. Timelapse) to prevent the camera from overheating – at some point, preventing potential damage to the battery as well. Other users have expressed similar suggestion when using external power source for continuous recording. 

 

On a side note, without the battery installed, the camera will eventually turn off the moment that the external power stops. 

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Re: GoPro hero 5 won’t charge while recording

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@jordant7535, even though your camera is plugged in, the battery will not charge during recording. It will start charging when you stop recording. Also, you cannot record while charging with a computer.
 

I suggest removing the battery if you will be using the camera for very long-term shooting (e.g. Timelapse) to prevent the camera from overheating – at some point, preventing potential damage to the battery as well. Other users have expressed similar suggestion when using external power source for continuous recording. 

 

On a side note, without the battery installed, the camera will eventually turn off the moment that the external power stops.