04-01-2019 07:16 AM
connected to a power source. I was under the impression that I can run the 7 black from an external power source with no battery installed. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
04-01-2019 07:27 AM
Hello @sype65 . The charge indicator going away when you start recording is normal. While connected to a power source and recording, the battery does not get charged. This means that the camera works through the external power source. Furthermore, the camera should continue to record even without the battery in, as long as it is connected to an external power source. Based on your description, it seems that there could be a fault on the connectors within the camera's charging ports, or the cable itself. See if using another cable will help. If not, our Support team will be able to assist you with the next steps. You may reach them by phone or chat through https://gopro.com/help/ContactUs .
04-01-2019 12:07 PM
04-01-2019 10:57 PM - edited 04-01-2019 11:01 PM
Yesterday I did a test using my Hama Power bank X13 (https://uk.hama.com/00178984/hama-x13-power-pack-13000-mah-black?bySearch=X13) which has 5v 3A USB- C max output, so:
1.I discharged my GoPro to ~1% battery.
2.Pluged in Powerbank (13000mAh)
3.Started recording ~ 15minutes
4.Kept screen on, 2,7K60fps PT/On
Test took me 15 minutes. GoPro didnt die.
After 15 minutes battery level was 3%.
1. GoPro will use full power battery as long as level of it will be > 0% than will use powerbank
2. When battery is dead, all power from powerbank is enough good to keep it alive and unnoticeable charging.
So: Yes, long time lapse possible with powerbank.
PS: Yes, indicator of battery while recording is not showing charging but I think i does unnoticeable. It must be because all LED indicators are on on my Powerbank which means it is in discharg process(It will be off after some second if will not be discharging). Powerbank is like respirator for this camera ;)