This 15 Watt-Hour Lithium Polymer battery outputs 5 volts at up to 1A to power a GoPro camera or other accessories. The USB Battery Pack has a selectable Always On operating mode that is required for long-term deployment using our Blink controller.
Under normal circumstances, the standard GoPro battery will last for one to two hours of shooting. The CamDo Blink controller can be programmed to turn the camera off between shots to only have the camera powered on when the footage is needed. However, while Blink can extend the length of time the camera can be deployed on a single battery, the total amount of time the camera can remain powered on is still the same. The V15 battery increases the GoPro battery life by approximately 4x and has the Always On operating mode required for use with our Blink controller.
There are a lot of battery packs available, however, don't be fooled by cheaper alternatives. Most of the USB battery packs on the market have an automatic power saving feature which turns off the battery if it is not continuously supplying power. Often, this feature is not even mentioned in the battery description, and only discovered when you find the camera's internal battery is dead, even though the high powered battery pack is still fully charged.
Calculating battery life is non-trivial. It depends on the camera model, firmware version, SD card speed, lighting conditions, battery size, age of the battery, ambient temperature, and more. To help you understand the issues and to calculate estimated battery life, consult the Camera Power Consumption Study and our Time Lapse Calculator.
An analysis of the power consumption of the various GoPro cameras and an explanation of how to calculate the theoretical battery life is outlined on the GoPro Power Consumption page. Our Time Lapse Calculator page can be used to assist you in planning the interval times of your time lapse project.
How can I tell when the battery is in Always On mode?
It is easiest to determine the operating mode when the battery is disconnected and neither charging or supplying power to a device. When in Always On mode, if you double tap the power button a few times, the LED should continue to stay lit. If the LED goes dark between every other double press, you are not in Always On mode.
How can I change the operating mode?
To switch modes, hold down the power button for six seconds.
If the charge indicator flashes 3 times and stays lit for a second or two, you are now in Always On mode.
If the charge indicator flashes 3 times and then goes dark, you are now in Auto Off mode.
If you are not in the desired mode. Press the button again for 6 seconds to change modes.
General support can be found on our Support pages here.
A: We have a 15 day return policy for unused products. Product must be in original packaging and in new condition. For orders (over $1,500) and/or physically larger items (e.g. enclosures), a restocking fee of 10% will apply. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer.
If the product is opened or used, the product can be returned within 15 days (except SD Cards and GoPro cameras which cannot be returned once opened). A 20% restocking fee will apply for refurbishing opened product. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer.
Should you consider the product be faulty you can request to return the product within 6 months for our assessment. If the product is confirmed to be faulty by CamDo, return shipping costs will be refunded along with a full product refund (except SD Cards and GoPro cameras which cannot be returned once opened). Should the returned items be confirmed functional, a 25% restocking fee will apply to the refund. To initiate a return or exchange, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an RMA number. Do not ship a product back to us without an RMA number. We will examine all returned items to confirm their condition and contact you regarding the status of your refund. Upon acceptance, please allow 2-3 weeks for the refund to process once the item is received.
We cannot support IT/wifi network/router/modem issues as there are too many variables. Please talk to your IT department/specialist/support team.
Any dismantling or modification(s) to CamDo products will void any warranty and cannot be returned.
GoPro products: HERO5 camera warranty issues are to be handled directly with CamDo. Any warranty issues with HERO6, HERO7, HERO8 and HERO9 cameras are to be handled directly between the customer and GoPro USA. Check out their warranty page here.
LumeCube products: Any warranty issues with LumeCube products are to be handled directly between the customer and LumeCube USA. Just email email@example.com and they will take it from there. Check out their warranty page here.
Both GoPro and LumeCube are very responsive and is how their distribution model works - it is much quicker to get warranty response by emailing them directly.
EQUIPMENT PERFORMANCE LIMITATIONS
CamDo equipment is not fault-tolerant and not designed, manufactured or intended for use in extreme temperature or weather conditions, security surveillance, life support, emergency situations, hazardous or mission critical activities. You use CamDo equipment at at your own discretion and risk.
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The replacement warranty is as per the warranty section above. In addition, the replacement warranty is the whole and sole liability for the product. There are no other warranties, expressed or implied. Use of CamDo products confirms your agreement that CamDo Solutions Inc and its distributors will not be liable for any damages from or relating to CamDo Solutions Inc products. Please also note the Equipment Performance Limitations above.