The 44Watt-Hour Lithium Polymer battery features two 5V USB output ports: a high power 2A port (recommended for the GoPro camera) and a 1A port for other accessories. The USB Battery Pack has a selectable "Always On" operating mode that is required for long-term deployment using our Blink and BlinkX controllers.
Under normal circumstances, the standard GoPro HERO4 battery will last for one to two hours of shooting. The Blink or BlinkX 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 HERO3+ and HERO4 cameras can be deployed on a single GoPro battery, the total amount of time the camera can remain powered on is still the same. The V44 battery increases the GoPro battery life by approximately 11x and has the Always On operating mode required for use with our Blink and BlinkX controllers. 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 V44 battery packs fit in our Weather Resistant DryX/SolarX Outdoor Enclosures and one V44 battery is included with our SolarX Enclosure.
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.
Automatic Off mode will automatically turn the battery off after 20minutes of inactivity.
usbTwo USB Outputs
5V, 2A USB port that is recommended for powering the GoPro camera.
5V, 1A USB port that can be used to power other accessories.
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: 12,000 mAH, 44 Wh
Output: 5 V, 2A and 5V 1A (two outputs)
Input: 5-6 V, 2000 mA
Maximum Output Power: 15 Watts (total)
Weight: 11 oz (312 g)
Dimensions: 4" x 4.25" x 0.75" (104 x 107 x 19 mm)
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 12,000 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?
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 at least six seconds.
If the charge indicator flashes 3 times and stays lit for a second or two before going dark, 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 at least 6 seconds to change modes.
General support can be found on our Support pages here.