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Using a Power Bank With a GoPro Fusion

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In this article, we go over all the steps and equipment needed to use a power bank with your GoPro Fusion. A power bank can be a very valuable tool in your camera bag. Not only to keep your cameras charged but also some drones and 360 cameras. This is especially true for the GoPro Fusion due to the fact that it is a brand new camera and there are currently no charging accessories available. This will change as the industry catches up but in the meantime, it is the best option for keeping your Fusion charged while on the go. For me here in Canada, I am unable to order spare batteries for the Fusion. Federal law prohibits GoPro from shipping single batteries over the border.

The fusion can record video while being charged from a power bank and can increase the record time of the camera significantly. This can come in really handy for long time-lapses that exceed several hours. In fact, you don’t even need a battery installed in your Fusion when it’s being powered from a power bank.

There are some accessories that you should consider when using a power bank to charge or power your Fusion. A 90-degree adapter allows the USB-C cord to hang nicely down the side. This has 2 benefits. First it helps keep the cord out of the 360 shot, and second, it helps prevent damage to the USB-C port. A cord that plugs right in and sticks out can put a lot of stress on the port and over time damage the port to the point it will no longer recognize a cable is plugged in. The second item is a long USB-C cable. A nice 6-foot cable allows you to mount your GoPro Fusion and have the power banks tucked safely in your backpack or pocket and will give you the reach you need.

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This 6-foot USB-C cable gives you the length you need to store the power bank in your pocket or backpack while recording with the GoPro Fusion.

 

It is a good idea to remove the charging door from the GoPro fusion when using with a power bank. Leaving the door on could lead to losing the door if it falls off while in use.

 

A 90-degree elbow prevents stress on the USB-C port while charging or recording while using a power bank.

 

The 90-degree elbow allows the cable to sit flush against the camera helping to keep it out of your shot.


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