Batteries & Charging

Reviews, tips and tricks related to keeping GoPros powered up.

Keeping a GoPro HERO9 Black Water Resistant While Using External Power: The 3BR X-PWR-H9 External Power Kit

The 3BR X-PWR-H9 is an accessory to solve the problem of keeping your GoPro water-resistant when connecting external power to your GoPro HERO9 Black. Here’s what it does and how it works.
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GoPro HERO9 Black Battery Recommendations

A rundown of the GoPro HERO9 Black batteries, chargers, and compatibility options.
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GoPro Charging Cable Guide

GoPro cameras have used three different USB charging cables. Which type of charging cable you need depends on which camera you're using. Here's a master list.
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GoPro HERO8 Battery Recommendations

I've been trying several options in an effort to find viable replacement batteries for the HERO8 Black. Here's what I've found.
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How to Charge a GoPro Fusion

While charging GoPro batteries isn't complicated, the specific options vary from camera to camera. Here's a rundown of the charging and battery options for the GoPro Fusion.
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How to Charge GoPro HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session Cameras

A comprehensive guide on how to charge the GoPro HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session cameras, including options for USB charging and using an AC or wall charger.
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Best Extended Batteries for GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

While there aren't a lot of options for external batteries for the GoPro HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black, there are some. Here are the best options I've come across for powering your GoPro for more than a couple of hours at a time.
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An Extended Battery in a Waterproof Housing for the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black

If you're after an extended battery for the GoPro HERO6 Black or HERO5 Black that's waterproof, the new Oumers Side Power is one of the few options available.
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Powering a GoPro with External Power but Without Internal Battery?

Wondering whether you can run your GoPro with external power without having the internal battery installed? What's known as pass-through power? In many models, yes, you can. Here's a rundown.
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How to Charge GoPro Remote Controls

There are three different GoPro-branded remote controls available for their cameras, but they don't all charge the same way or use the same cable.
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How to Charge GoPro Cameras & Batteries

Here's a rundown of the options for charging your GoPro depending on the model of camera you're using.
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Wasabi Power Extended Battery for the GoPro HER07, HERO6, and HERO5 Black | Review

Wasabi Power has come out with a new extended battery for the GoPro HERO5 Black that they claim gives you up to 4 hours of recording time. I've been putting it to the test.
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NiteCore UGP5 Charger for GoPro HERO5 Black Batteries

NiteCore is releasing a new charger for GoPro HERO5 Black batteries. It adds a few little nice tweaks to make it stand out from the competition.
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Hands-on Review of the Wasabi Power Clutch for GoPro Cameras

The Wasabi Power Hand Grip is an external USB battery and hand grip in one. It's a convenient way to add extra battery power to extend your GoPro filming.
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Troubleshooting Tips for when Your GoPro Battery is Draining Even When the Camera is Switched Off

If you find that your GoPro's battery is draining quickly even when the camera is switched off, here's a troubleshooting checklist of things to try.
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Updated Third-Party Batteries for the GoPro HERO5 Black

With a recent firmware update, GoPro killed compatibility with third-party batteries. Wasabi Power are out with a new version of their battery that fixes that and promises to be compatible with all future GoPro firmware updates.
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Batteries and Chargers for the HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

GoPros have never had particularly good battery life. So having spare batteries on hand, along with an external charger, can help you keep shooting.
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How to Shoot a Long Time-Lapse with a GoPro HERO4 Silver or Black

There are multiple options for doing long-term time-lapse with a GoPro HERO4 Silver or Black. Here's a rundown of the options--each has its own pros and cons.
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Brunton All Day 2.0 Extended Waterproof Battery for GoPro HERO 4 | Hands-on Review

Battery life is a weak point of GoPros. The new Brunton All Day battery pack for the GoPro HERO4 series aims to do something about that. Here's my hands-on review.
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NiteCore Dual Charger for GoPro HERO4 and HERO3 Batteries

Nitecore's chargers for GoPro HERO4 or HERO3/3+ batteries can charge two batteries directly and a third indirectly. It also has an LCD screen with percentage progress and integrated USB cable.
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GoPro HERO4 Battery & Charger Options

Here's a roundup of some options for spare batteries and battery chargers for the GoPro HERO 4 Silver and Black editions.
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GoPro HERO3 Battery Recommendations for the HERO3 Silver & Black & HERO3+ Black

Here are some of the best options for replacement and extra batteries for the GoPro HERO3 and HERO3+ Black, along with chargers.
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