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Hiker
Posts: 44

Re: Turn Off Hero6 while Attached to Karma Grip


@mhern wrote:

It's normal that any camera attached to the KARMA grip would turn on whenever the grip gets charged on a power source as it wakes up and places the camera on standby mode. If you prefer not to have the camera on, you can detach the gimbal along with camera before you charged the grip handle.


@mhern: Cannot confirm that.

 

Using a H5B attachted to the grip will lead in showing the desired behaviour while charging: grip will be charged to full, grip will not turn on and stays off, H5B will be charged to full, H5B will not turn on and stays off. Thus there'll be no battery drain in the grip, no battery drain in the H5B. Everything will be fine when you'll wake up the next morning due to the fact that you'll find a grip a H5B each fully charged and off.

 

Same procedure using a H6B attachted to the physically same grip will lead in showing a very undesired behaviour while charging: grip will be charged to a certain level (varies), not immediately but after a certain time (varies as well) the H6B will turn on for absolute no reason, H6B will stay on, grip will go on charging the H6B, supercharger will go on charging the grip. Welcome to an endless vicious cycle. When you'll wake up the next morning you'll find a half-charged grip at a noticeable high temperature and a half-charged H6B that's hot like hell. Both will be on. In order to not letting explode the H6B using the Auto-Turn-Off-feature of the H6B display is the only thing you can do to get the very high temperature down to a high temperature during this procedure described above. Using the Auto-Turn-Off-feature of the H6B itself isn't possible as long as the H6B is attached to the grip. 

 

Some facts about the hardware I'm using:

 

  • H5B: FW v02.60 (GPS: off | WiFi: off | voice control: off)
  • H6B: FW v02.01 (GPS: off | WiFi: off | voice control: off)
  • Grip: FW v01.51 (stabilizer: FW v02.00)
  • Card(s): SanDisk Extreme Pro A1 V30 (capacity: 64 GB)
  • Charger: GoPro Supercharger (model: AWALC-002-EU)

 

Bottom line: You have to charge the H6B apart from the grip. Thus you have to remove the H6B from the grip cage each time you wanna charge both at the same time (alternative: remove the stabilizer from the grip, if you don't wanna remove the H6B from the grip cage). That's complete nonsense in my opinion and has never been the way it worked with the H5B.

 

Other opinions and advices are welcome.

Hiker
Posts: 44

Re: Turn Off Hero6 while Attached to Karma Grip


@-hitman- wrote:

Some facts about the hardware I'm using:

 

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  • H6B: FW v02.01 (GPS: off | WiFi: off | voice control: off)
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Just wanted to add that it's revision 3 of the H6B with the coloured logo. Thus I cannot evaluate, if there's the same problem with previous revisions of the H6B.