11-22-2016 12:26 AM
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.
11-22-2016 05:38 AM
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'
11-28-2016 09:13 AM
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.