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Tourist
Posts: 1

What wall Charger should I use for the GoPro Hero 5 Black

Just bought the new GoPro Hero 5 Black and i'm really excited to try it out. I am, however, a bit hesitant to charge it as of now. I read that GoPro recommends using a wall charger giving 5 V and 1-2 A. I don't have a charger giving that output. I was just thinking I could use my Samsung charger (giving 5.3 V and 2 A) but it's not exactly the same as recommended output. I also found a charger giving 5 V and 2.4 A, but it weren't the same either. Do these small differences really matter? Is it okay to charge the GoPro with these chargers dispite the deviant voltage and amps? I'm guessing it's unhealthy for the battery in the long term.

Perhaps it's a silly question with an obvious answer but I felt I needed to ask before I do something i'm uncertain of. I don't want to buy GoPro's own expensive battery chargers (as of now at least).
Nomad
Posts: 583

Re: What wall Charger should I use for the GoPro Hero 5 Black

Higher amps doesn't matter.

Your 5.3V Samsung charger as well as the other 5V USB power supply are both fine.

Many USB hubs have 5.3V output, as well as most powerbanks.

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: What wall Charger should I use for the GoPro Hero 5 Black

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Is it ok to charge my gopro with a wall charger with 5V2.4A? did you have any problem?

Thanks