How to Charge Your HERO5 Black

What are you trying to do?

Charge the HERO5 Black camera.

Where does it apply?

  • HERO5 Black

How to do it

The following instructions outline the recommended charging method for your HERO5 Black. 

To charge your HERO5 Black, use the USB-C cable that was provided with your camera, along with a USB wall charger or computer USB port.
  1. Ensure that the Connections setting is off (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Auto Upload), and power off the camera.
  2. Hold down the Latch Release button on the side door, then slide the door open.
  3. Connect the camera to a USB wall charger that outputs 5V 2A (ideal), or 5V 1A (minimum). NOTE: Charging times may vary based on the charger and its output.
  4. Alternatively, you can connect the camera to the USB port on a computer. For the fastest results while using a computer USB port, try to use a port on the back of a desktop computer. If using a laptop computer, please ensure that it is connected to wall power for the duration of the camera charging process.
  5. The camera status light turns on during charging and turns off when charging is complete.
From a completely depleted battery, it can take about 2 hours using a USB wall charger or about 4 hours if a computer USB port is used. The Supercharger allows the camera to charge up to 20% faster. 
 

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