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Using my gopro Hero3 Silver with a dummy battery to external power

Hi, 

I wan't to use my gopro as an underwater surveillance camra for my hobby. 
Thats why i bought a dummy battery (Protastic, battery Cable for GoproHero Output 3.7v-4.4v Input 5v DC) that can bepowerd with a usb cable. I'm using a 12v 21ah. When i power on my go pro it says my battery is full. So thats working oke i gues.

But when i started filming i notice that after 2 hours my gopro freezed. 

 

Now i'm wondering, is it de continuous power supply or is it the poor SD card that i'm using. 

I'm using a 32gb (4) it's a black card, not a White/Red one or gold.

 

Hope you guys could help me.

 

kind regards,

Bas

 


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Re: Using my gopro Hero3 Silver with a dummy battery to external power

Hi @basr16

 

While we do not have enough information regarding the Protastic battery as it is a third party accessory, most freezing issues relates to the use of non-recommended SD cards.

Please follow the steps listed on this link: https://gopro.com/help/articles/solutions_troubleshooting/Camera-Freezes-Up

 

Should you need assistance in completing this, please reach out via https://gopro.com/help/ContactUs

 

 

Thanks,

EJ

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Re: Using my gopro Hero3 Silver with a dummy battery to external power

Hi @basr16

 

While we do not have enough information regarding the Protastic battery as it is a third party accessory, most freezing issues relates to the use of non-recommended SD cards.

Please follow the steps listed on this link: https://gopro.com/help/articles/solutions_troubleshooting/Camera-Freezes-Up

 

Should you need assistance in completing this, please reach out via https://gopro.com/help/ContactUs

 

 

Thanks,

EJ