01-26-2019 06:26 AM
-5 degrees celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit) and battery fully loaded. After about 20-25 minutes battery 0% aka dead and camera shuts off. When camera+battery indoors, after 30min battery life shows 65%? How can the battery go from 0% to 65% indoors without charging?
Tried with two different original GoPro batteries and both have the same problem?
01-26-2019 07:23 AM
Using a Super Suit or even the GoPro Silicone Sleeve can help to trap heat in with the camera. Always keep the camera and battery warm before use in the cold and when in weather below freezing, is best to not use Quick Capture but to leave the camera on. Turning off features you don't need (Connections, GPS, Voice Control) and turning the brightness down on the rear LCD can also help preserve battery.
01-26-2019 09:32 AM
Thanks for the answer but I dont think its "normal behavior" for batteries to die in -5 degrees celsius
...as a matter of fact the same problem has occur when temperature is 0 degrees celsius or even warmer...+rear LCD is always off, and all other features, Connections, GPS, Voice Control etc...are all off, I dont use or need any of those features...
01-26-2019 12:46 PM
01-26-2019 01:26 PM
I had Hero 3 Black before 5 black and Hero 3 Black didnt have this kind of problem with Li-ion batterie capacity at "low temperatures" if 0 to -5 degrees celsius is so called low temperatures for GoPro cameras...maybe there was 0-10% loss of cell capasity when temperature was -15 degrees celsius but nothing like this problem with Hero 5?
So this means that Hero 5 Li-ion batteries are worse than Hero3?
...also this experimental study doesnt explane how can battery capacity go to 0% after 20-25min and when you keep the camera and battery warm indoors the capacity goes back to 65% without charging the battery?
01-26-2019 08:03 PM
01-27-2019 12:26 PM
Hero 3 was naked with Frame Mount and there was no problem with battery life in below 0 degree celsius temperatus. So Hero 5 batteries are much worse.
If there is a chip inside Hero 5 that shuts down the camera when temperature goes down near 0 degrees celsius then I think the chip itself is the problem, not the battery. Battery would work normal in low temperatures but the Hero 5 chip doesnt...
...but it is what it is...maybe its just a summertime camera