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Good Time-Lapse Power Supply solutions?

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Good Time-Lapse Power Supply solutions?

Postby hbl21 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:36 am

what are some good options for power supply when trying to do a 10 or 15 hour time lapse outside with your gopro?
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Re: Good Time Lapse Power Supply solutions

Postby Hyssy » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:57 pm

What model do you Own??
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Re: Good Time Lapse Power Supply solutions

Postby hbl21 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:19 am

Hyssy wrote:What model do you Own??


the hero 3
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Re: Good Time Lapse Power Supply solutions

Postby flareside » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:51 am

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cam-do-battery-eliminator-dummy-battery-mains-pack-t19657.html

The best power source for either of these will depend on where you will be doing the shot, ...indoors w/ access to AC, in an auto, in the middle of nowhere, extreme climates, etc.
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Re: Good Time Lapse Power Supply solutions

Postby Fotodiox Pro » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:02 am

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Re: Good Time Lapse Power Supply solutions

Postby Sparky1701 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:03 am

That's a sweet battery! I carry around a few power packs that I got for free at golf games and such, and they last about 3-4 hours. 12 is spectacular!

I just have to justify the cost with the missus! :)

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Re: Good Time Lapse Power Supply solutions

Postby dgerrard » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:59 am

I have used this from e-bay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1Meter-DC-12V-24V-to-5V-3A-Rigth-Angled-90-Degree-Mini-USB-Power-Converter-Cable-/400552673112?pt=US_Power_Inverters_&hash=item5d42ccbf58
and just connected it to any 12V SLA battery. Its less than $4 (free shipping) but of course you still have to buy the battery. It does not have to be a sealed lead acid battery, any battery from 12V to 24V will work and power the GoPro as long as the batter lasts. I use it frequently for time lapses for very long periods of time.

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Re: Good Time-Lapse Power Supply solutions?

Postby Biffa98 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:56 pm

Hi,

I have been using 10000mah batteries labelled Anker bought from Amazon for around £20
http://www.amazon.co.uk/10000mAh-Portab ... ords=anker

From recent testing using them with NO battery in the gopro hero 3 and 3 plus I estimate 30 hrs of use is available.

Update: I forgot to remove the battery yesterday and the camera over heated I believe and stopped taking images and would not respond to any button pushes, removal of the battery and reinserting brought it back to life thankfully but my advice would be not to use an external power source with the battery fitted.

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