Core SWX GoPro Battery Eliminator with USB

Core SWX GoPro Battery Eliminator with USB

Core SWX GoPro Battery Eliminator with USB

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Core SWX GoPro Battery Eliminator with USB

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  • Power GoPro from a USB Power Source
  • Coupler Fits in Place of GoPro Battery
  • Incorporates a 10' USB Power Cable
  • Works with Skeleton Back Door
  • For HERO3 and HERO3+ Models
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Core SWX DV-GP3-USB overview

  • 1Description

The GoPro Battery Eliminator with USB from Core SWX is designed to provide a secure way of powering a HERO3 or HERO3+ action camera from an external USB power source. The GoPro's form factor may be a major part of the camera's appeal, but it limits the effective battery life to what an internal battery can provide. Where the camera is readily accessible, it is simple enough to keep spare GoPro batteries on hand and simply swap out as needed. However, especially as a growing number of professional filmmakers are drawn to the GoPro's versatility, the camera is increasingly finding itself placed in spots that are difficult to access for a quick battery change. The GoPro Battery Eliminator employs a similar concept to a DC coupler that you may be familiar with from camcorders and DSLRs, using a coupler plate that mimics the original battery, but with a 10' power cord that terminates in a USB type A male power connector.

Since the HERO3 and HERO3+ cameras support USB charging, you can use the Battery Eliminator to power the camera from nearly any 5 VDC USB source: a laptop computer, portable powering station, car USB port, or even an AC wall adapter. In addition, using optional transformers, it is possible to adapt the USB to power from 12 VDC sources such as car batteries or professional video battery systems.

If a housing is used, the Battery Eliminator requires the Skeleton Housing. It is also possible to use the Underwater Housing with the Skeleton back door. Using the Underwater Housing will still provide splash protection from the front, however the camera will not be fully watertight because of the opening at the back for the USB cable.

UPC: 184323002108
In the Box
Core SWX GoPro Battery Eliminator with USB
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Core SWX DV-GP3-USB specs

    Connectors 1 x DC Coupler for HERO3 and HERO3+
    1 x USB type A male -- for power only
    Dimensions Cable Length: 10' / 3 m
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 3.4 x 2.4"

    Core SWX DV-GP3-USB reviews

    GoPro Battery Eliminator with USB is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from If I hadn't of waited so long, I would have been returned it I'll give it two stars because when it works, it's great but I can't always reseat the adapter to get it to work again. It doesn't seem to make good contact and therefore the camera will shut down at random times. I use it with my GoPro as a dashcam so a bump here or there will cause it to lose power. It's actually quite annoying. If I reset the pack or squeeze it a bit, the camera will power up. Move it or hit a small bump and it quits again. It doesn't fit firm in the battery pocket like the GoPro batteries do. Nice idea but bad fit and form. I would not recommend this to anyone until it is reconstructed to fit better and make better contact with the battery contacts.
    Date published: 2015-05-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from My GoPro does not work anymore After connecting Battery Eliminator for the first time, everything was good. Second time, when I actually wanted to use it for video capturing, my GoPro came up and, after few seconds shut down. Now, my GoPro is completely eliminated and it does not power up anymore even with the original GoPro battery. Voltage across the Battery Eliminator contacts was measure - it is 5V. Battery is rated at 3.7V, fully charged is around 4.2V. Contacted the vendor; they claim to have a regulator in their Eliminator that should drop the voltage down. They said even if that was not the case, it should work. Clearly not. Having overvoltage of 20% is not specified in any electronic manual. DO NOT BUY this product unless you want your GoPro Hero investment to be destroyed!
    Date published: 2015-02-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have! Great for anyone looking to do time lapse photography. This is the only safe efficient way to get the job done. Leaving a battery plugged into power for extended periods of time overheats the camera and damages the life of the battery. This eliminates that, thus allowing you to not babe to use any batteries while doing long hours of time lapse or video.
    Date published: 2014-05-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazed I bought this product and the first one I received did not work. I was going to send it back or ask for a refund. But after speaking with the associate I changed my mind and excepted a replacement. Arrive within two days. I could not wait to try although still a skeptic after installing it and plug it in two days later still working. this will help me tremendously. I video while Kayak Fishing and i hate to have to worry about changing the battery. With this unit no longer. The reason I did not give it a five star was because its not water proof. Other than that I love it so far.
    Date published: 2015-02-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as advertised! BH Photo service is very quick. Love that. The actual item appears to work as advertised. naturally there is always a downside to an aftermarket product that you want to use other than what it is designed. I wish it had a shorter cable as i want to use it on a motorcycle. I wish the cable at the battery insert end was a flat ribbon cable that would fit between the camera back and display screen. I wish, I wish, I wish.....lol! it will do the trick, I just need to modify some GoPro cases.
    Date published: 2017-03-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for extending the run time of my Go Pros USE - I use my Go Pros helmet mounted to record my trip to work each day. PROBLEM - The battery life was just not long enough as I had to charge the batteries after each trip. Twice a day! OUTCOME - Using this product in combination with a mobile battery charger, also sold by B&H, I can run the Go Pros for many trips without the hassle of re-charging them. For what I do this product is almost perfect. SHORTCOMINGS - The only downside for me is that the cable length options are limited to the one length, it would be even better if they had some cable length options. SUMMARY - Overall I am very pleased with the item. Combining the eliminator units with a mobile battery charger and a Aquapac small case, to keep the mobile battery charger dry on those wet days, and I am powered up and set to go regardless of the weather.
    Date published: 2015-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powered my GoPro to a full 64GB The first thing I did after I purchased this was run a test. I wanted to know if it would run off of a rechargeable battery without interruption. I'm going on a 9 day trek and having to constantly change batteries will be a pain. At 1080/60 I can get 5 1/2 hrs of video on a 64GB the best I've ever done with a battery is 1 1/2 hrs. With the Battery Eliminator I was able to fill the card. All the video was there. It does what it says.
    Date published: 2015-11-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vastly changed my GoPro capability!!! I love this product! I was impressed from the first time I installed it in the GoPro. It snapped right in with a nice fit and stays installed even while moving the camera around. When you pair this up with an external battery pack, it allows me the freedom to shoot video for much longer periods of time without worrying about losing power. Especially nice when doing timed exposures.
    Date published: 2016-12-29
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