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Tourist
Posts: 5

Hero 7 black

Hi, I’m about to go on a motorcycle trip from the U.K. to Italy and want to document my trip using my hero 7 black, my question is, is it possible to supply continual power by running a usb-c cable from a usb socket on my motorcycle
Adventurer
Posts: 9,305

Re: Hero 7 black

You can take hte battery out and use a usb cable that is the only way today to get unlimited power.   camera will record with  internal battery, and charge only on standby.  Maybe that is gopros next  advantage to have on the Hero 8 

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Hero 7 black

Hi and thanks for your reply, please excuse my ignorance but basically your saying if I take the battery out and run a usb-c cable from my 12v usb socket on my motorcycle to the usb input on the GoPro it will record until the card fills?
GoPro
Posts: 7,936

Re: Hero 7 black

Hello @grantb72. You got it right. For extended recordings, the camera can be connected to an external power source. Caution must be taken for such a setup though as it leaves the charging port exposed to dust, dirt, and water. 

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Hero 7 black

Excellent I’ll give it a go cheers
GoPro
Posts: 2,903

Re: Hero 7 black

Awesome, @grantb72! Feel free to post back if anything else comes up. Stay stoked, and have fun capturing moments using your GoPro!

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Hero 7 black

I’ve noticed I can’t view live footage whilst camera is connected to external power and recording, is this normal?
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GoPro
Posts: 9,584

Re: Hero 7 black

Hi @grantb72

 

You should be able to see the live view while the camera is recording.

If the screen goes out, simply tap on the LCD screen.

 

Thanks!

Ej