This system is an adapter that allows using the powerful industrial 18650 lithium rechargeable battery with the GoPro Hero 4.
Here are examples of 1080/30fps recording, when using the recommended 3350mAh battery, which costs less than $10 CAD:
– Hero 4 Silver : up to 5h20
– Hero 4 Black: up to 4h00
It is an open frame concept, in-house manufactured from PETG plastic, on a 3D printer. It is intended for indoors use (parties, cinema, etc), or outdoors when there is no rain, as it provides no protection. But the advantage is that optical and audio quality are maximized.
The base is compatible with all standard camera mount. (1/4-20 UNC screw).
You must provide your own batteries, and they must be of protected type.
Use the PROTECTED LG F1L or the PROTECTED PANASONIC NCR18650B for best results.
For Canadian customers, we have them in stock, see our other items.
If you are in the USA, this is a good source for them: liionwholesale.com
With this system, you will never need the internal battery anymore.
Included in package:
- Pwr-XS Open adapter: frame with flex PCB and internal battery simulator
- Back cover for battery
- Lens protector cap
- Safety rod, for extra hold in case of vibration
Note that this system is not intended for rugged usage. It can tolerate some level of impact and mild vibrations, but is not suitable for BMX or motorcycle riding, for example.
- Reverse battery protection
- Over temperature protection of battery
- Allows using the back screen of the Hero4 Silver
- All ports and connectors are easily accessible
Even though not absolutely required, you may want to protect the flex PCB (gold color strip) against erosion by friction against the internal battery door. We recommend you perfoem a tiny cut to an edge, as can be seen in this video on youtube. The whole process takes less than a minute.
DISCLAIMER: We will not be held responsible for any damage incurred to you camera and pecuniary losses due to the use of this item. Every unit has been fully tested before being shipped.