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Old 02-07-2014, 07:37 PM
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Default GoPro Battery Short Life - My Solution

So I don't know who else has this problem but it bugged the hell out of me. I would be riding along. do some thing awesome, crash, do some awesome side hill or get stuck is some awesomely deep snow... I look down at my go pro and the battery had died long ago....

These batteries are sadly underpowered. at most they last 1.5 hours. in the cold its even less and 20$ a pop you have to spend 100$ or more to be able to recored an entire ride. On top of that who want to be changing out batteries every hour....

So here is what I came up with.

I found a Dummy battery. drilled a hole in the back of the go pro cover and fed the wire threw a grommet. This keeps it snow tight (not water tight) I then made a barrel plug connection from a 15Ah (Equal to roughly 15x standard gopro batteries) battery. Im guessing battery life will be between 13-15 hours. Enough for two days worth of riding. Ill run out of storage long before I run out of battery power!






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Old 03-05-2014, 11:36 AM
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Man I just went ahead and got the extended battery pack and case... But that is definitely one sweet solution.

You posted about a month ago, how is it holding up?
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:40 AM
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And HOW has it been working?
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Nice!! I have trouble with the battery pac as well.
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Nice job. I've been thinking about doing something similar to this. How's it been working for your?
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This really looks like a great solution. Hope you can update us all on how it worked for you. I think I will try to give this a try, although I am not very good at building or putting together things. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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Still hoping to hear an update...
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Sorry its been a crazy busy summer. The system work extremely well! I had 15 hours of of solid recording, no more missed shots, no more having to stop to change batteries! the only thing that I ever had to change was the memory card and making sure the camera was still pointed right.
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I would very much like to do this
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Ya, power loss in the cold has been HUGE
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