Recommended Chargers

Question

What kind of charger should be used to charge the camera or Battery BacPac?

Where does it apply?

  • MAX
  • HERO8 Black
  • HERO7 White, Silver & Black
  • HERO (2018)
  • HERO6 Black
  • Fusion
  • HERO5 Black
  • HERO5 Session
  • HERO4
  • HERO Session + HERO4 Session
  • HERO+ LCD
  • HERO+
  • HERO (2014)
  • HERO3+
  • HERO3
  • HD HERO2
  • HD HERO Original

Answer

Our cameras and Battery BacPacs require USB chargers that output 5V and 1A-2A (depending on model). Using chargers that do not meet this requirement may negatively affect your camera or Battery BacPac. If you plan to use a USB charger to charge your camera or Battery BacPac, be sure to determine the adapter's output--volts (V) and amps (A)--before you connect your camera or Battery BacPac to it.

ProductCharging via USB AdapterCharging via Computer
MAXCharger output: 5V 1-2A
Charging time (fully drained battery): ≈2 hours
How to charge: Ensure that the camera & "Connections" are powered off. Connect the USB cable to the wall adapter and camera; red LEDs should illuminate on the front of the camera to indicate charging. Once the LEDs turn off, the camera is fully charged.
Charger output: Determined by computer.
Charging time (fully drained battery): ≈4 hours
How to charge: Ensure that the camera & "Connections" are powered off. Connect the USB cable to the computer and camera; red LEDs should illuminate on the front of the camera to indicate charging. Once the LEDs turn off, the camera is fully charged. 
HERO8 BlackCharger output: 5V 1-2A
Charging time (fully drained battery): ≈2 hours
How to charge: Ensure that the camera & "Connections" are powered off. Connect the USB cable to the wall adapter and camera; red LEDs should illuminate on the front and rear of the camera to indicate charging. Once the LEDs turn off, the camera is fully charged.
Charger output: Determined by computer.
Charging time (fully drained battery): ≈4 hours
How to charge: Ensure that the camera & "Connections" are powered off. Connect the USB cable to the computer and camera; red LEDs should illuminate on the front and rear of the camera to indicate charging. Once the LEDs turn off, the camera is fully charged. 
HERO7 White, Silver & Black,
HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, HERO (2018)
Charger output: 5V 1-2A
Charging time (fully drained battery): ≈2 hours
How to charge: Ensure that the camera & "Connections" are powered off. Connect the USB cable to the wall adapter and camera; red LEDs should illuminate on the front, rear and bottom of the camera to indicate charging. Once the LEDs turn off, the camera is fully charged. 
Charger output: Determined by computer.
Charging time (fully drained battery): ≈4 hours
How to charge: Ensure that the camera & "Connections" are powered off. Connect the USB cable to the computer and camera; red LEDs should illuminate on the front, rear, and bottom of the camera to indicate charging. Once the LEDs turn off, the camera is fully charged. 
FusionCharger output: 5V 1-2A
Charging time (fully drained battery): ≈3.5 hours (2 hours with Supercharger)
How to charge: Ensure that the camera & "Connections" are powered off. Connect the USB cable to the wall adapter and camera; a red LED should illuminate on the front of the camera (side with the LCD screen) to indicate charging. Once the LED turns off, the camera is fully charged. 
Charger output: Determined by computer.
Charging time (fully drained battery): >4 hours
How to charge: Ensure that the camera & "Connections" are powered off. Connect the USB cable to the computer and camera; a red LED should illuminate on the front of the camera (side with the LCD screen) to indicate charging. Once the LED turns off, the camera is fully charged. 
HERO5 Session, HERO SessionCharger output: 5V 1-2A
Charging time (fully drained battery): ≈1.5-2 hours
How to charge: Ensure that the camera & "Connections" are powered off. Connect the USB cable to the wall adapter and camera; red LEDs should illuminate on the front and rear of the camera to indicate charging. Once the LEDs turn off, the camera is fully charged. 
Charger output: Determined by computer.
Charging time (fully drained battery): ≈3.5 hours
How to charge: Ensure that the camera & "Connections" are powered off. Connect the USB cable to the computer and camera; red LEDs should illuminate on the front and rear of the camera to indicate charging. Once the LEDs turn off, the camera is fully charged. 
HERO4 and earlierCharger output: 5V 1A
Charging time (fully drained battery): ≈2 hours
How to charge: Ensure that the camera & Wi-Fi are powered off. Connect the USB cable to the wall adapter and camera; a red LED should illuminate on the front camera to indicate charging. Once the LED turns off, the camera is fully charged. 
Charger output: Determined by computer.
Charging time (fully drained battery): ≈4 hours
How to charge: Ensure that the camera & "Connections" are powered off. Connect the USB cable to the computer and camera; a red LED should illuminate on the front camera to indicate charging. Once the LED turns off, the camera is fully charged. 
Battery BacPacCharger output: 5V 1A
Charging time (fully drained battery): ≈1.5 hours
How to charge: Connect the USB cable to the wall adapter and BacPac; a red LED should illuminate on the BacPac to indicate charging. Once the LED turns off, the BacPac is fully charged. 
Charger output: Determined by computer.
Charging time (fully drained battery): ≈3 hours
How to charge: Ensure that the camera & "Connections" are powered off. Connect the USB cable to the computer and camera; a red LED should illuminate on the BacPac to indicate charging. Once the LED turns off, the BacPac is fully charged.


If your camera doesn't power on or the red LED doesn't light up, check out our Camera Will Not Power On troubleshooting instructions.

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