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Hiker
Posts: 6

Hero 5 Black power drain when off 4% per 8 hours

My Hero 5 Black is having a continual power drain whilst switched off and the battery and SD card is in. 

 

I have fully charged it and left it switched off, checking that WIFI is off. It averages 4% power drain per 8-12 hours. However if I remove the battery it experiences no power drain on the battery so I don't think the battery is faulty. 

 

Something on the camera is causing a drain on the battery. I have a spare battery and experienced the same thing so I've ruled out a faulty battery. 

 

WIFI is off, but I can't see anything else that would be causing a drain. My 4 Silver doesn't experience this issue, only the 5 Black. 

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Hiker
Posts: 7

Re: Hero 5 Black power drain when off 4% per 8 hours

I'm think the battery drain existed on previous versions too, but because we have the % indicator now, we're giving it more attention.

The Hero4 Silver battery definitely had some drain but it's harder to measure/quantify with 'bars'

Hiker
Posts: 146

Re: Hero 5 Black power drain when off 4% per 8 hours

it's absolutely normal...

 

Andrea

Hiker
Posts: 6

Re: Hero 5 Black power drain when off 4% per 8 hours

I got no battery drain on my 4 Silver. I could charge it leaving the battery in, and leave it switched off for weeks and there would be no drain.

Hiker
Posts: 6

Re: Hero 5 Black power drain when off 4% per 8 hours

No response from GoPro Support yet :( 

 

This issue is still happening on both batteries. What is causing the drain and why ?

Nomad
Posts: 125

Re: Hero 5 Black power drain when off 4% per 8 hours

I have read that the vioce command drains some battery. turn off wifi, gps, vioce commands and all other things that might drain the battery quicker.

Hiker
Posts: 6

Re: Hero 5 Black power drain when off 4% per 8 hours

All of those are off. I made a point of switching them all off and checking.  

Nomad
Posts: 125

Re: Hero 5 Black power drain when off 4% per 8 hours

with everything turned off that would drain extra battery with it on I got a 4% battery loss in about 12 hours. it just stucks knowing that 98 percent of the time when I want to use my gopro I have to charge it right before.