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Charging The GoPro Karma Grip On The Go



The GoPro Karma Grip truly is an amazing stabilization tool for your GoPro Hero 5 Black but one feature it lacks is the ability to replace the internal battery when it gets low. This can be an issue if you’re out for the day hiking or using the grip when a traditional power source is not available.

Luckily there are a few simple solutions to this problem and they tend to work extremely well.

Solution 1: The first option we have is to use a power bank. If you’re not sure what a power bank is, basically it is a large capacity rechargeable portable battery that can be used to charge our USB powered devices such as GoPro’s, cell phones and cameras. These power banks also work to charge the Karma Grip and it can even charge the grip while it is in use. Simply plug in the USB-C cable you received with your grip into the bottom charging port as usual and then the other end into the power bank. A good power bank will charge the Karma Grip at the same rate as if it is plugged into a traditional wall USB adapter. If you plan on using the Karma Grip while you have it charging via a power bank. I would recommend picking of a longer 6′  USB C cable to allow for ample slack. The power bank can then slip into your pocket or backpack for a simple and streamlined charging solution.

Anker 10000 mAh Power Bank:
6′ USB C Cable:

Solution 2: Power banks are great but at some point, they will run out of juice. Most of the time this is not an issue due to the large amounts of power they can hold. However, if you are going to be away on a long trip and off the grid you may want to look at investing in a solar charger for your GoPro gear. Anker makes a really nice portable solar charger. Its powerful enough to charge up your Karma Grip and all your GoPro Cameras…it will even charge your cell phone. The unit can be attached to your backpack while hiking to continue to charge and power your Karma Grip while you are using it.

Anker Solar charger:

Here is a video from our YouTube channel demonstrating both techniques in action.