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can the media mod of hero8 black accept external power to power the camera for long recordings?

ie does it have a usb c connector to support this?


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Re: can the media mod of hero8 black accept external power to power the camera for long recordings?

@fireylight78201, the camera's behavior when connected to the Media Mod will still be the same. When it is plugged in to a power source, even though your camera is charging, the battery will not charge during recording. It will start charging when you stop recording.

The Mod serves as an extension so you can utilize the other built-in features in it -- two cold shoe mounts for additional accessories along with Type-C, HDMI and 3.5mm external mic adapter ports.

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Re: can the media mod of hero8 black accept external power to power the camera for long recordings?

Hello @fireylight78201. Yes, it can. The Media Mod and the HERO8 Black camera both have the USB-C port that can be used for charging. 

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Re: can the media mod of hero8 black accept external power to power the camera for long recordings?

just clarifying words used since there are 2 cases for external power, charging and recording as the camera battery does not charge when ext power is used while recording I believe. So when the ext mod usb c is powered ext,: 1. can this be used for powering recording on the camera and powering the ext mod pack? 2. when not recording, does it charge both the camera battery and ext mod battery?

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Re: can the media mod of hero8 black accept external power to power the camera for long recordings?

@fireylight78201, the camera's behavior when connected to the Media Mod will still be the same. When it is plugged in to a power source, even though your camera is charging, the battery will not charge during recording. It will start charging when you stop recording.

The Mod serves as an extension so you can utilize the other built-in features in it -- two cold shoe mounts for additional accessories along with Type-C, HDMI and 3.5mm external mic adapter ports.