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external power in motorsport - can i remove the battery ?

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I have a hero 8 black. I want to use it for motorsport in endurance races so need t use external power source. Do i need to keep the battery in whilst doing this? If so how do ensure the battery wont come out and fly around dangerously if there is an accident?

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Re: external power in motorsport - can i remove the battery ?

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Hello, @redbeach66642. If you are doing an extended recording, it would be best to remove the battery. Doing this allows more space for heat to dissipate. There is no accessory or tool to keep the battery in place while the door is detached or left open (unlike the HERO9 Black which can use the USB Pass-through door). You may use tape or a piece of cloth or any other material that could be wrapped around the camera that will not damage it or will be obstructing the camera's lens.