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Powering the GoPro via the gimbal?

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-3D/H4-3D GoPro Gimbal' started by DrTelemark, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. DrTelemark

    Jul 27, 2014
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    I've noticed that when I have my GoPro 4 operating on my Phantom 2 V+ (with the QR setup and Zenmuse gimbal), that the USB connector appears to be supplying power to my GoPro4 camera. If the camera is on, I see it powering the cam on my Iphone screen. If the camera is off, and the Phantom is on, the charging light goes on the GP4.

    Is everyone seeing this? I assume so, but it does mean that the Phantom will not fly as long if its supplying the video camera and the phantom itself, right?

    Guess I only need one battery for my dedicated GoPro for my quad.
  2. p fandango

    Aug 2, 2014
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    Coventry, UK
    yes my 3 & 3+'s charge from it as well, tbh i don't bother charging the GoPro & leave it get the power from the Phantom