Our V50 / 47Watt-Hour Lithium Polymer battery features two 5V USB output ports: both rated at 2A with a combined total of 3A available. The USB Battery Pack has the critical "Always On" operating mode that is required for long-term deployment using our UpBlink, BlinkX and Blink controllers.
Under normal circumstances, the standard GoPro battery will last for one to two hours of shooting. Our UpBlink, BlinkX and Blink controllers 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 GoPro cameras can be deployed on the internal GoPro battery, the total amount of time the camera can remain powered on is still the same. Our 47Wh battery increases the GoPro battery life by approximately 12x and has the Always On operating mode required for use with our UpBlink, BlinkX and Blink controllers. Note: UpBlink and BlinkX requires an external power source and cannot be powered directly from the GoPro battery.
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.
Up to two V50 / 47Wh battery packs fit in our Weather Resistant DryX/SolarX Outdoor Enclosures.
settings_powerTwo Operating Modes
Always On mode that is required when using our Blink or BlinkX since it prevents the battery from automatically turning off due to periods of inactivity. Just plug into either output port and Always On is automatically activated.
Automatic Off mode will automatically turn the battery off. Just remove the cables from your battery and the unit will automatically switch off.
usbTwo USB Outputs
2 x 5V, 2A USB port that is recommended for powering the GoPro camera and other accessories.
Total capacity: 3A shared between the ports.
battery_charging_fullReliable Charging Circuit
The battery is protected against failure due to overcharging, over discharge, overcurrent (short circuit), unusual voltage input, and temperature extremes.
wb_incandescentLED Power Indication
LEDs light sequentially when charging to indicate the current capacity at < 33% (1 LED), 33-66% (2 LEDs), 66-95% (3 LEDs), 95%+ (4 LEDs). A flashing LED indicates the battery is charging
Capacity: 12,800 mAH, 47 Wh
Output: 5V-2A x 2 outputs, 3A total shared between 2 ports.
Input:5-6V/2A MicroUSB and 5V/2A USB-C
Maximum Output Power: 15 Watts total (3A @ 5V)
Weight: 9.6 oz (272 g)
Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.1 x 1.0 in. (11.4 x 7.8 x 2.6 cm)
Inclusions: V50 battery pack and USB to microUSB charging cable
Compatibility ( Y / N )
*Does not include USB-C cable
Compatible with 5V USB Devices.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the battery last before it is discharged?
It depends on many factors: the controller you are using, the camera you are using and the shooting schedule you have programmed. There are just too many variables to give an accurate answer.
In theory, the 4,000 mAH V15 battery combined with the standard GoPro 1,050 mAH battery will give you about 5 times the shooting time.
The 12,800 mAH V50 battery combined with the standard GoPro 1,050 mAH battery should give you more than 12 times the shooting time.
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?
Unlike the V44 which was more complicated, all you need to do is plug your device into the V50 and the battery goes into Always On mode automatically.
General support can be found on our Support pages here.