Guide to Connecting Multiple V15 Battery Packs

CamDo Solutions Guide to Connecting Multiple V15 Battery Packs

V15 Contents

This guide describes how to connect the inputs and outputs from multiple V15 battery packs in parallel. Multiple V15 battery packs can be connected in series or parallel using the cables provided. However, connecting the battery packs in parallel is a more efficient circuit since it removes a charging circuit (one battery charging from the other) from the system which introduces an extra source of electrical inefficiency. In addition to setting up your equipment, please make reference to our comprehensive time lapse guide, "How to Time Lapse" here. In particular, please make reference to Composition to make sure you are shooting what you want to shoot and the time lapse calculations and associated camera settings.

Package Contents

V15 PACKAGE CONTENTS

(left of GoPro camera)

  1. V15 battery pack: (1a) Mini USB input, (1b) USB output
  2. USB Charging cable: (2a) USB connector, (2b) Micro USB connector
  3. USB multi-cable: (3a) Male USB, (3b) Female 3.5 x 1.1mm barrel connector
  4. GoPro power adapter: (4a) Male 3.5 x 1.1mm barrel connector,  (4b) Male mini USB
  5. Battery power adapter: (5a) Micro USB, (5b) Female 3.5 x 1.1mm barrel connector
  6. Splitter cable 1: (6a) 2 x male 3.5x1.1mm barrel connectors, (6b) 1 x female 3.5x1.1mm barrel connector
  7. Splitter cable 2: (7a) 2 x male 3.5x1.1mm barrel connectors, (7b) 1 x female 3.5x1.1mm barrel connector

SOLAR PACKAGE CONTENTS

(right of GoPro camera)

  1. V15 battery pack:  (8a) Mini USB input,  (8b) USB output
  2. USB Charging cable: (9a) USB,  (9b) Micro USB
  3. USB multi-cable:  (10a) Male USB, (10b) Female 3.5x1.1mm barrel connector
  4. GoPro power adapter: (11a) Male 3.5x1.1mm barrel connector, (11b) Male Mini USB
  5. Battery power adapter: (12a) Micro USB, (12b) Female 3.5x1.1mm barrel connector
  6. Solar panel cable: (13a) Male 3.5x1.1mm barrel connector to solar panel

Setup Instructions

1. Activate the battery pack’s Always On Mode

When in Always On mode and the battery is not charging, 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.
If you are not in the desired mode. Press and hold the power button for 6 seconds to change modes. 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.

V15 Battery Always On Setting
2. Connect the (3a &10a) USB multi-cable to each USB output of the (1b & 8b) V15 battery pack. V15 Step2aV15 Step2b
3. Connect the male end of a (6a) splitter cable1 to each (3b & 10b) USB multi-cable. V15 Step3aV15 Step3b
3b. If using more than two battery packs, the Female 3.5x1.1mm output from a (6b) can be attached to the Male 3.5x1.1mm input from another (6a). Make sure to firmly attach the connection between each (6) splitter cable. V15 Step3 - three
4. Attach the Male 3.5x1.1mm connection of (4a) to the Female 3.5x1.1mm output of (6b). V15 Step4aV15 Step4b
5. Attach the miniUSB connector (4b) of the GoPro power adapter to your device. V15 Step5a
6. Connect the solar panel Male 3.5x1.1mm output (13a) to the Female 3.5x1.1mm input of (7b) splitter cable. V15 Step6aV15 Step6b
6b. If using more than two battery packs, connect one of the Male 3.5x1.1mm outputs (7a) from a splitter cable to the Female 3.5x1.1mm input (7b) from another splitter cable. Make sure to firmly attach the connection between each Splitter cable (7). V15 Step6 - three
7. Connect the Female 3.5x1.1mm end of the (5b & 12b) battery power adapter to each Male 3.5x1.1mm end (7a) of the splitter cables. Make sure to firmly attach the connection between the cable and adapters. V15 Step7aV15 Step7b
8. Connect the miniUSB connector of (5a & 12a) battery power adapter to each Battery Pack’s charging port (1a & 8a). V15 Step8aV15 Step8b