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Is it possible to use constant power by an external battery?

Gopro 8 manual said that a battery can not be charged when it is on shooting.
Is this means gopro can record only 50~ 70min consecutively eventhough its usb-c port is pluged in external power source?
My last action cam, Sony, could not be charged while recording and even rapidly discharged... It was very awful because i usually use my action cam inside a car while driving on highway......


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Re: Is it possible to use constant power by an external battery?

Yes the powerbank we use offers 5.A @1.2 or higher, yet gopro states the surge that is needed to run the features of hte camera, so that may take some juice off the internal battery, why I leave mine in can run   a few hours no issues, if asked.

 

I use an Anker supplied powerbank rated at 10K 10 hour run time.

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Re: Is it possible to use constant power by an external battery?

Yes the powerbank we use offers 5.A @1.2 or higher, yet gopro states the surge that is needed to run the features of hte camera, so that may take some juice off the internal battery, why I leave mine in can run   a few hours no issues, if asked.

 

I use an Anker supplied powerbank rated at 10K 10 hour run time.

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Re: Is it possible to use constant power by an external battery?

After all, you mean I can shoot for quite a long time if i have enough power like Qi certified powerbank-! 

Thanks for your help!

 

 

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Re: Is it possible to use constant power by an external battery?

when I said 5Amps I meant 5vdc. my mistake.