The CamDo 120-240VAC Battery Eliminator allows you to power the HERO3 and HERO3+ cameras by replacing the standard AHDBT-301 GoPro battery with a battery coupler. The included AC adapter converts AC mains power to a regulated DC output for powering the GoPro camera through the battery coupler.
If you are using the GoPro camera for extended periods, it is better to power the camera with a Battery Eliminator instead of connecting it to the camera’s mini-USB charger.
The AC Battery Eliminator includes a 1.1 amp AC adapter with an input range between 100-240 VAC, and a battery coupler the size of the standard AHDBT-301 battery used in all GoPro Hero 3 and 3+ models.
The battery coupler snaps into the battery slot of all GoPro HERO3 and HERO3+ models and latches like the GoPro lid for a secure fit. Using a Battery Eliminator eliminates two sources of heat. The charging circuit in the camera and the battery itself, which gets warm while charging. Less heat makes the camera more reliable. Overheating can cause unexpected shutdown of the camera. A Battery Eliminator also bypasses the problems that some users have had with the GoPro charging logic causing the camera to freeze and require a reset when operating the camera while the battery is charging.
Note that the battery coupler requires space for the cable to exit the back of the camera. Since Blink does not have a slot for the power cable to pass through, the 120VAC Battery Eliminator can not be used in combination with Blink.
The Battery Eliminator prevents two sources of heat: the charging circuit in the camera and the battery itself, which gets warm while charging. Overheating can cause unreliable behavior or unexpected shutdown of the camera. Using our Battery Eliminator also prevents the camera from crashing if a problem occurs while the internal battery is charging.
usbFrees up your camera’s USB port
No more charging through the camera’s mini-USB port. Now your USB port is ready for camera data retrieval.
powerSimple to use, just add power
Plug into an AC wall outlet, and connect to your camera’s HERO Port.
Battery Coupler Specifications:
Input Voltage: 4.3 VDC
Output Voltage: 4.3 VDC, pass thought
Input connector: 4.0 x 1.7mm Female DC connector (EIAJ-02)
Output connector: GoPro HERO3 Battery Coupler
Cable Length: 10" (254mm)
AC Adapter Specifications:
Input Voltage: 100 - 240 VAC
Output Voltage: 4.3 VDC, regulated nominal
Input connector: C8 "figure-8" connector
Output connector: 4.0 x 1.7mm Male DC connector (EIAJ-02)
Output Cable Length: 4'10" (1.47m)
Includes Figure-8 to North American style 2 prong power input cable
Compatibility ( Y / N )
Compatible with the GoPro HERO3 and HERO3+ cameras.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Use Our Battery Eliminator?
Our Battery Eliminator increases your camera’s reliability. It prevents two sources of heat: the charging circuit in the camera and the battery itself, which gets warm while charging. Overheating can cause unreliable behavior or unexpected shutdown of the camera. Using our Battery Eliminator also prevents the camera from crashing if a problem occurs while the internal battery is charging.
Will the Coupler Style Battery Eliminator work with other CamDo accessories?
The battery coupler replaces the GoPro camera’s internal battery, so it leaves the HERO Port open for accessories such as our Programmable Scheduler, Time Lapse Intervalometer, Bullet, or Dash. Blink cannot be used with our 120VAC Battery Eliminator since Blink does not have a slot for the cable to pass through.
Does the Coupler Battery of the 120VAC Battery Eliminator have any voltage regulation?
No. The Battery Coupler used with the 120VAC Battery Eliminator does not have any voltage regulaton and requires a 4.3VDC input that can be provided by the included AC adapter.
Can the 120VAC Battery Eliminator be used with non-American wall outlets?
Yes. The AC adapter takes an input voltage from 100 - 240VAC, so the figure-8 power cable can be replaced with another standard figure-8 power cable with the required wall connector. Alternatively, there are various adapters to convert from the North American 2-prong plug to other international standards.
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