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Hero9 battery requirements

I'm thinking of upgrading to the Hero9, will the batteries from my Hero5 work with the Hero9?

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Re: Hero9 battery requirements

Hello @stroute. GoPro HERO9 Black has a bigger battery size (and more battery life capacity). The batteries of older camera models aren't compatible with the HERO9 Black and vice versa.

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Tourist
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Re: Hero9 battery requirements

Thank you

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Re: Hero9 battery requirements

You're welcome, @stroute! You can also find helpful information about the HERO9 Black's battery here HERO9 Black - Battery Compatibility and Information.

Stay stoked, and have fun capturing moments using your GoPro!

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Re: Hero9 battery requirements

Can you use the GoPro plug-in charger (or power with usb-c) and record at the same?

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Re: Hero9 battery requirements

Hello @thechrisjohnson. You can use the USB-C cable that came with your HERO9 Black to shoot videos and photos while your camera is plugged in to a USB-charging adapter, the GoPro Supercharger, another GoPro charger, or the GoPro Portable Power Pack. This is perfect for capturing long videos and time lapse events.

 

Even though your camera is charging, the battery will not charge during recording. It will start charging when you stop recording. You cannot record while your camera is plugged into a computer.

 

Heads Up: Because the door is open, your camera is not waterproof when charging.