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Tourist
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GoPro Hero Sesison 5 : Heating up + external battery

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Hi all,

 

I try to use my GoPro for more than 1H filming during the jam session, so I decided to add an external battery but the problem is that my GoPro is heating up very very very hot in the front where the lens is.

 

- GoPro hero session 5

- External battery usb output 5A / 2.4v from poweradd amazon

 

I have try :

 

1) Open the app on my iphone, sync with the gopro via wifi, and connect the GoPro on the external battery and luch the record and continue looking at the image on my phone, The goPro is heating up after 5 minutes.

 

2) Open the app on my iphone, sync with the gopro via wifi, and connect the GoPro on the external battery and luch the record and kill the Go Pro app on my iphone, The goPro is heating up after +/- 8 minutes.

 

3) I try to charging it via the USB from my Mac and also the go pro is heating up but minus.

 

What kind of external battery must I use to bypass the heating up, and allowing to film +/- 2H30 ?

 

Regards,

Grafik_fighter


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Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: GoPro Hero Sesison 5 : Heating up + external battery

Hi,

 

After some testing this week-end, I can say :

 

1) My GoPro was on Firmware 2.51 and I had done a new update from 2.51 to 2.51, as someone explain to me.

2) I have start the GoPro without external battery, no high heating apart the lens.

3) I had start recording with the external battery and lunch the record, also heating up but less, now I can take the camera in my hand.

 

Another think, I just remakt that when I plug the external battery in the GoPro the icon of charging is changing  state, but when I start the recording the state is freeze but the camera work until the SD card is full.

 

Hope it will help someone.

 

Regards.

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Adventurer
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Re: GoPro Hero Sesison 5 : Heating up + external battery

The Session gets very hot, especially around the lens. There isn't anything you can do other than ensuring that there is good airflow around the camera. A small fan might help. Since the processor, sensor, battery, etc., are all housed in a waterproof membrane inside the outer shell, the heat mainly dissipates out along the lens. If the camera gets too hot it will shut itself down.
Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: GoPro Hero Sesison 5 : Heating up + external battery

Hi,

 

After some testing this week-end, I can say :

 

1) My GoPro was on Firmware 2.51 and I had done a new update from 2.51 to 2.51, as someone explain to me.

2) I have start the GoPro without external battery, no high heating apart the lens.

3) I had start recording with the external battery and lunch the record, also heating up but less, now I can take the camera in my hand.

 

Another think, I just remakt that when I plug the external battery in the GoPro the icon of charging is changing  state, but when I start the recording the state is freeze but the camera work until the SD card is full.

 

Hope it will help someone.

 

Regards.