Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Charging GoPro while on ZenMuse.

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-2D GoPro Gimbal' started by blackoakcreative, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. blackoakcreative

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2013
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dumb question perhaps...but anyone have thoughts on if its OK to charge the GoPro without taking it off of the gimbal?
    Sure would be nice as removing it sucks.
     
  2. boat chaser

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    I've charged and transferred files whilst still on the gimbal many times and no problems.
     
  3. The Editor

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Messages:
    568
    Likes Received:
    7

    +1 - have done this many time without issue Used the GoPro wall socket charger and a USB lead direct into the GP while still on the Zenmuse. I like to do this so that I have a topped up battery on the GP before I go out and fly, that way I am not wasting precious battery charging the GoPro as soon as I power up the Phantom !
     
  4. chopperflyer

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2013
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Leeds West Yorkshire UK
    If I am not mistaken the GO PRO charges as soon as you plug in to the gimbal, please correct if wrong.
     
  5. The Editor

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Messages:
    568
    Likes Received:
    7
    Yes but only when power is applied to the Zenmuse/Phantom. One assumes the OP means charging the GP when there is no battery/power to the Zenmuse in which case it is fine.
     
  6. BadassBlaze

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2014
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know this is an old post, but has anyone thought about modifying the mounting a bit where the Go Pro doesn't plug in, thus not charging the battery and not wasting precious battery life for flight? When a GoPro will easily record an hour+ and these things won't fly much longer than 20 minutes, it doesn't make sense to charge the Go Pro. If you land it to change the battery out on the Phantom, just change the battery out on the Go Pro.
     
  7. Udinese

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
  8. Udinese

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    FYI you need to install back if you adding fpv system or you can forgo n use cables from the sides of the gopro
     

    Attached Files:

  9. BadassBlaze

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2014
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    Have you noticed any increase in flight time now that you did that?
     
  10. Udinese

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    With the gimbal wired attach about 16mins +\- but after the mod 18mins-\+ but will time it properly next weekend