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Sightseer
Posts: 2

Gopro hero7 black - charging while recording

Hi, I want to shoot 4 hours time laspe video with hero 7.
Does hero 7 can charge while recording??
GoPro
Posts: 10,106

Re: Gopro hero7 black - charging while recording

Hi @greenalp648

 

The camera does not charge when recording.

For longer recordings it is suggested to take the battery out and let the camera run off the external power source.

 

See information on: How to Charge the Camera Battery

 

Thanks!

Ej

Adventurer
Posts: 9,744

Re: Gopro hero7 black - charging while recording

gopro is very outdated on certain features

 

 USB power is one. the Aspect ratio on the other or aret hey restricting.   no one wants to keep pulling a battery but that is how things are done with a gopro  crash it the card may recover but who wants to take those chances    

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: Gopro hero7 black - charging while recording

That's help a lots. Thank you

Adventurer
Posts: 9,744

Re: Gopro hero7 black - charging while recording

Why it's not notedin a manual .   another outdated thing.

Hiker
Posts: 31

Re: Gopro hero7 black - charging while recording

Oh oh I was not aware of that ..

Once I have recorded with battery off and with 12 V dc output in GoPro
It does work

And I did believe that it charge when recording but it seems that I was wrong ..
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GoPro
Posts: 8,138

Re: Gopro hero7 black - charging while recording

Thank you for sharing, @anubisher6blck. Pulling the battery out allow for more space for heat to dissipate while the camera is in operation. This is particularly helpful in long or extended recordings. You may check page 84 of the HERO7 Black  Manual for battery information and how it goes when camera is connected to an external power source. Best regards!