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jaboos
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Hi guys.

Can you recommend me some strong power bank?

My problem - I tried timelapse during whole night with Osmo pocket connected to 16000 mAh Xiaomi power bank (5,1V). At the morning, Osmo pocket has been dead, stopped capturing after like 3 hours and power bank was almost full. I know, that Osmo has been charging at the beggining but obviously power bank stopped charging in some time...

Any advice?

Thank you in advance!
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CasualDronePilot
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I use a GP 10400mAh Powerbank. Never had any issues with it. Use it both with the Osmo Pocket and with my Zoom H4n Pro when I need to run my shotgun mic on phantom power.
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Curt1591
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I have had the power bank power off while the Pocket is filming. It probably has something to do with its ability to supply other devices, such as the extension rod. It also "charges" many phones.

Possibly the power banks see this as a "full" signal.
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Hi, thanks for the inquiry. We're sure that our valued DJI Forum members would provide the power bank that you may need in regard to this situation. Thank you for your support.
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Essjay
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So what ever happened to the statement DJI made originally about NOT using external power with the OP whilst recording to avoid overheating?
@Dji Tony, are you now saying it’s not a problem?
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Diana72
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The best power bank that i recommend is the Anker Power Core 20100 power bank that comes with two ports so you can charge two devices at once. It it also light weight and very well designed.
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Neo Supreme
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I use the Mophie Power Boost XL.  It's a fantastic external power source.  I've used it a few times on my GoPro for 8 hour timelapses, which only 1 out of the 4 LED power indicators went down each time.  It does take a while to charge fully, though this thing has been tested (at least by me) and passed.
https://www.amazon.com/mophie-Po ... 26&s=gateway&sr=8-4
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jaboos
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Thank you all for your replies.

But I want to know, if you really have experiences with using these power banks with Osmo pocket, for some longer shooting (5+ hours)...

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jaboos
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For example Anker Power core has output 5V, same as my Xiaomi... so I m afraid, that it is not enough.
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Neo Supreme
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jaboos Posted at 8-14 03:34
Thank you all for your replies.

But I want to know, if you really have experiences with using these power banks with Osmo pocket, for some longer shooting (5+ hours)...

Sounds like a challenge.  I'll let you know by tomorrow.
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jaboos
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Neo Supreme Posted at 8-14 03:42
Sounds like a challenge.  I'll let you know by tomorrow.

THX man
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Sam Video
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Another vote for the Anker Power Core 20100 from me, great bit of kit.
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jaboos Posted at 8-14 03:38
For example Anker Power core has output 5V, same as my Xiaomi... so I m afraid, that it is not enough.

All power banks will be 5v usb output, it’s the mAh capacity your interested in, larger the better !
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Neo Supreme
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Okay, I don't really have to wait until tomorrow.  I'm about 3 and a half hours into a time lapse, with my mophie power bank.  It definitely will work with the OP, BUT, I periodically had to press the power button on the external battery to keep power to the OP, as for some reason, the OP causes the external battery to disengage.  Probably because of the internal battery config of the OP.  The external battery is indeed charging it though.  Unfortunately, you can't just 'set it and forget it'.  You'd have to be around enough, to make sure that the OP is getting a proper charge for the time lapse duration.
When I used it for those 8 hour long GoPro6 time lapses, I had taken out the GoPro battery, as the camera was not picking up the external battery.
So, at least with this specific Mophie brand external battery, internal camera batteries will negate it's effectiveness.  I can remove the GoPro battery, which works for an unsupervised capture, but not with the OP.
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jaboos
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MKosmo Posted at 8-14 07:14
All power banks will be 5v usb output, it’s the mAh capacity your interested in, larger the better !

As I wrote - I have capacity 16000 mAh. Problem was, that OP stopped charging.
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jaboos
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Neo Supreme Posted at 8-14 07:23
Okay, I don't really have to wait until tomorrow.  I'm about 3 and a half hours into a time lapse, with my mophie power bank.  It definitely will work with the OP, BUT, I periodically had to press the power button on the external battery to keep power to the OP, as for some reason, the OP causes the external battery to disengage.  Probably because of the internal battery config of the OP.  The external battery is indeed charging it though.  Unfortunately, you can't just 'set it and forget it'.  You'd have to be around enough, to make sure that the OP is getting a proper charge for the time lapse duration.
When I used it for those 8 hour long GoPro6 time lapses, I had taken out the GoPro battery, as the camera was not picking up the external battery.
So, at least with this specific Mophie brand external battery, internal camera batteries will negate it's effectiveness.  I can remove the GoPro battery, which works for an unsupervised capture, but not with the OP.

Yeah this is problem. So for now, I can not see any way, how to leave OP on power bank for whole night (e.g. 10 hours) :/
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fansfe82067d
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I don't know whether there's such a thing as an unintelligent power bank, which would keep supplying power even when the battery is full?
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Neo Supreme
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jaboos Posted at 8-14 21:56
Yeah this is problem. So for now, I can not see any way, how to leave OP on power bank for whole night (e.g. 10 hours) :/

The only way that would be able to happen, is to somehow remove the internal battery, but, unlike the GoPro, the OP doesn't allow that, without some serious warranty voiding.
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Neo Supreme
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fansfe82067d Posted at 8-15 01:47
I don't know whether there's such a thing as an unintelligent power bank, which would keep supplying power even when the battery is full?

The thing I noticed, was that my OP wasn't at full capacity.  When I started the time lapse, it was at around 50% or 60%.  I would figure that the external battery would have provided continuous charge, until the OP internal battery was full.  I guess that won't happen if it is in use and actively capturing.  Again, I had an issue with using the external battery with my GoPro as well, with the internal battery stil installed.
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