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How can I power 12 Hero4 go pros with a v-mount battery?

I am trying to power a VR Rig w/12 Hero 4 cams with an external V-mount battery ( https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1166057-REG/indipro_tools_pd101_compact_95wh_v_mount_li_ion.h... ) with a P-tap Cable ( https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1243825-REG/indipro_tools_pt12mag_power_converter_p_tap_to.ht... ).  The battery shows has 6.6 Amp.  The USB Hub is the Anker 14 ( https://www.amazon.com/Anker-14-Port-Aluminum-Transfer-Charging/dp/B00GSLMTQ8 ) and I'm using 12 GoPro charging cables ( https://www.amazon.com/ReadyPlug%C2%AE-USB-Cable-Silver-Charger/dp/B00FRTGLU2 ) to do this.

 

It works for about 20 minutes then all the Hero cams turn off (not hot at all) and when I power them back up they each say "Repairing File". I have powered through the Anker 14 USB Hub into direct wall power in the past with no issues at all.

 

Thanks

Tim


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Explorer
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Re: How can I power 12 Hero4 go pros with a v-mount battery?

There shouldn't be a difference between wall power and battery power, however the SanDisk Ultra is a notoriously unstable card in GoPro cameras.  Head over to a GoPro forum like www.redit.com/r/gopro and ask around.  They may also be able to assist you with any other issues you might run into.

 

I personally do not use SanDisk (anything) because I've had to many issues and have encountered plenty of people who have as well.  Having said that, there are plenty of people who swear by them so my opinion is just that, an opinion (Except when it comes to the SanDisk Ultra - this is fact).

 

I use Samsung Pro and Lexar 1000X.

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Explorer
Posts: 10,942

Re: How can I power 12 Hero4 go pros with a v-mount battery?

What SD cards are you using?
Tourist
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Re: How can I power 12 Hero4 go pros with a v-mount battery?

Explorer
Posts: 10,942

Re: How can I power 12 Hero4 go pros with a v-mount battery?

That's your problem. Don't use Ultra.
Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: How can I power 12 Hero4 go pros with a v-mount battery?

go w/ an Extreme or better then?  interestingly when I power from usb hub to wall outlet, no issues with the cards. They behave differently off battery power?  - Thanks!

Explorer
Posts: 10,942

Re: How can I power 12 Hero4 go pros with a v-mount battery?

There shouldn't be a difference between wall power and battery power, however the SanDisk Ultra is a notoriously unstable card in GoPro cameras.  Head over to a GoPro forum like www.redit.com/r/gopro and ask around.  They may also be able to assist you with any other issues you might run into.

 

I personally do not use SanDisk (anything) because I've had to many issues and have encountered plenty of people who have as well.  Having said that, there are plenty of people who swear by them so my opinion is just that, an opinion (Except when it comes to the SanDisk Ultra - this is fact).

 

I use Samsung Pro and Lexar 1000X.