The PowerPad can charge multiple cameras and is also capable of connecting all cameras to a computer through a single USB port. Under control of the host computer, the USB data lines can be switched from disconnected, for charging only, to connected, for accessing each camera's SD card.
File management for dozens of SD cards simultaneously has never been easier with the CamDo Grab software for use with the PowerPad.
The PowerPad Multi Camera Charge and Sync Station can supply each USB port with 2.1 amps of power at 5.2 volts DC, sufficient for rapid battery charging or for operating tablets as well as GoPro cameras. The PowerPad15S can charge and download files from up to 15 cameras, while the PowerPad8S handles up to 8 cameras. The PowerPad is capable of recognizing any USB chargeable device and automatically configuring itself to emulate the appropriate charger for maximum charging efficiency on each USB port.
When the PowerPad is connected to a host computer, each camera can be switched from “data-connected” (for charging and file management) to “data-disconnected” (for only charging) under the control of the host computer. This allows the use of multiple cameras without the need to plug and unplug cables or remove the SD cards from the cameras. Standard USB cables can be used to connect the cameras to the PowerPad unit.
In the PowerPad's "data-connected" computer connected sync mode, the host computer sees each camera’s SD card and mounts them as individual disks. Files can be downloaded from the SD cards at up to 480 Mb per second. The cards can be erased and control scripts can be uploaded from the host computer. (HERO3 and HERO3+ use SOBM scripts, HERO4 use CSI scripts)
Don’t waste time handling one camera at a time, plugging and unplugging cables and removing SD cards. Each port on the PowerPad can be switched from connected (for charging and viewing files) to “disconnected” (for only charging) under the control of the host computer.
When used with the CamDo Grab software, switching between USB power and download modes is done simultaneously and automatically, while preferred download structure and file naming rules are easily applied.
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Each port can supply 2.1 amps of power at 5.2 volts DC, sufficient for iPads and large tablets as well as GoPro cameras and other cameras that can be charged from a 5 volt source.
Capable of recognizing any USB chargeable device and automatically configuring itself to emulate the appropriate charger for maximum charging efficiency on each USB port.
The PowerPad15S are available with a 100-240VAC (50-60Hz) UL-listed power supply that provides 12VDC at 16A of power for the PowerPad unit and is compatible with electrical systems in all countries.
For portable and off-grid operation, power can be supplied by a suitable 12 volt battery system.
battery_alertReal Time Power Monitoring
When used with a connected host computer, the current draw, total consumed power, and charge level can be monitored for each connected camera in real time while charging.
*While the PowerPad can be used with all operating systems and cameras, currently, the CamDo Grab Software is only compatible with Windows Software and HERO4 cameras.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the PowerPad compatible with Macintosh, Linux, Windows?
The PowerPad is compatible with all operating systems, including Windows, Mac and Linux. Any computer which is a USB compatible host can be used to control the PowerPad. However, the CamDo Grab software can only be used on a Windows operating system
What port do I use to connect the PowerPad to my computer?
The USB port labeled “Host Port” is used to connect the PowerPad to your computer or power supply.
I need more than 15 cameras. Is there a bigger unit available?
Each PowerPad15S unit can charge and connect to 15 cameras. Multiple PowerPads can be plugged into separate USB ports on the computer or a USB hub. A PowerPad cannot be plugged into one of the ports of another PowerPad.
Will the system be compatible with future versions of the firmware/camera?
The firmware in the PowerPad is upgradeable. If there are changes in camera firmware that necessitates it, new firmware can be downloaded and installed.
The PowerPad comes with a 12 month manufacturer's warranty.
General support can be found on our Support pages here.