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External Batteries Documentation

User Manuals 

V15 Wh Battery V44 Wh Battery  V72 Wh Battery

 

FAQ

 

  • 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 12,000 mAH V44 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? Change modes?

    If you hold down the power button for six seconds and the charge indicator flashes 3 times and stays lit for a second or two, you are now in Always On mode. If you hold down the power button for six seconds and the charge indicator flashes 2 times and then goes dark, you are in Auto Off mode.

    If you are not in the desired mode. Press the button again for 6 seconds to change modes.

    When not using the batteries, it is recommended that you switch back to Auto Off mode as Always On mode consumes a small amount of power even when there is no load.
  • 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 12,000 mAH V44 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? Change modes?

    If you hold down the power button for six seconds and the charge indicator flashes 3 times and stays lit for a second or two, you are now in Always On mode. If you hold down the power button for six seconds and the charge indicator flashes 2 times and then goes dark, you are in Auto Off mode.

    If you are not in the desired mode. Press the button again for 6 seconds to change modes.

    When not using the batteries, it is recommended that you switch back to Auto Off mode as Always On mode consumes a small amount of power even when there is no load.
  • 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.

    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.

    Has the V72 battery been used for long term projects?

    The V72 battery stays on if sufficient power is being drawn. If the camera is powered from the V72 battery with no battery in the camera, the battery should not shut down and the camera can operate for long periods. In our tests, the HERO3+ Black operated for over 24 hours in video loop mode starting with a fully charged V72 battery.

    With the WiFi turned on, even if the camera is off, sufficient power is drawn to keep the battery from shutting down. In this mode, the HERO3+ Black, with no battery in the battery compartment draws about 0.4 watts. So the camera can remain in standby mode with a WiFi connection for 150 hours.

    One of our customers reported using the V72 battery with the BE-12V Battery Eliminator (discontinued) powering a HERO3 Black for a 24+ hour time lapse at one shot per 10 seconds using the GoPro Time Lapse function and no intervalometer. The camera took 11,000 photos and used 33GB of SD card space.