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Tourist
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can I leave both my Hero 2 and WiFi BacPac on charge while hooked together, in use / on standby .

can I leave both my Hero 2 and WiFi BacPac on charge while hooked together, in use and/or on standby.

Nomad
Posts: 1,400

Re: can I leave both my Hero 2 and WiFi BacPac on charge while hooked together, in use / on stand

I've done this and I found the best method is to plug 1 usb cable into the WiFi BacPac.  This will enable charging of the WiFi Backpac and camera.  If you plug into the camera the WiFi BacPac may not charge.

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: can I leave both my Hero 2 and WiFi BacPac on charge while hooked together, in use / on stand

Thanks for your reply, so you have kept both your Hero 2 and WiFi BacPac on charge simultaniously for an extended period of time, while both are in use, without damage to either .. is that correct. ?

Also, re your suggestion, according to the manual, the WiFi BacPac draws power from the Hero 2, not the other way around, and only when the Bac Pac battery is depleted .. ?

But you are correct, charging the camera does NOT charge the BacPac. 

 

Comments are appreciated ~~~~~Jack

Nomad
Posts: 1,400

Re: can I leave both my Hero 2 and WiFi BacPac on charge while hooked together, in use / on stand

The backpac has it's own battery inside, so it prioritizes the use of the bacpac battery over the Hero 2 usuage.  However the serial bus interface allows for a power pass thru when charging.

 

I used to use the Hero 2 as a dashcam and would also use the bacpac for framing, so then I'd just plug in the power directly into the backpac as the skeleton case I had didn't allow access to the hero 2 ports.

 

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: can I leave both my Hero 2 and WiFi BacPac on charge while hooked together, in use / on stand

Thank you for your suggestion.

If I may, I will leave my question posted to see if someone else has the answer.

~~~~Jack