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Disconnecting external power shuts off camera?

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Disconnecting external power shuts off camera?

Postby Moe55 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:17 pm

Hero 5 black
Camera is mounted on a trike. External power connected to camera from USB 5V 1A.
Power camera on with internal power then switch on external power. Shows charging icon in side battery on the screen. Everything works fine battery charges, can record video for several hours and still have a fully charged battery.

If the external power is shut off with the switch or turning the trike off the camera shuts off and I can not restart it unless the battery is removed and put back in then all is normal. If disconnect the external power from the camera before shutting the trike off then camera continues to operate and can be shut down normally.

Can anyone tell me why this happens? If I forget or stall the trike have to stop remove the camera pull the battery and start all over again. Is there something I am doing wrong with this set up? This is workable just does not seam normal.
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Re: Disconnecting external power shuts off camera?

Postby PTCX » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:50 pm

Try another power source not connected to the trikes electrical system apart from direct connection to the battery.There are plenty of USB chargers around that are inexpensive and easy to hook up.
Make sure to get one with the correct output. 5 Volts and between 1.5Amp and 2.1Amp.

Search for "USB charger Motorcycle" on ebay or amazon and you should find what you need.

I've been using these for years with no issues.https://burnsmoto.com/products/usb-powe ... atherproof
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Re: Disconnecting external power shuts off camera?

Postby Moe55 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:57 am

Using this for connection that is switched and has a relay not connected directly to the battery.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01 ... UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Disconnecting external power shuts off camera?

Postby PTCX » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:33 am

That should do the job nicely.
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