This is one of the most frequently asked questions by new action camera owners. The answer to this question depends on the battery capacity:
– 3-5 hours for gadgets with up to 900 mAh battery capacity;
– 6-7 hours for cameras with a battery of 1000 mAh or more.
To be sure of how long you need to recharge for, it is worth reading the instructions – most often, the manufacturer specifies the desired recharging time for the device.
At what temperature to charge
Warmth is the main enemy of technology. When using the charger, make sure that the camera does not overheat or it will quickly become unusable. It is better not to get carried away with fast charging or leave the gadget on in the sun or in the car, even if it is a protected action camera.
It’s best to charge your gadget at room temperature with an average humidity of 40-60%. This way it won’t overheat or overcool, and thanks to the average humidity, no condensation will form on it.
Is it worth discharging the action camera completely?
A discharge of up to 1% noticeably reduces the device’s life cycle. Deep charging should be avoided. It’s better to charge the gadget from time to time with 60% of the battery than to wait until 1% and then fully charge it. Doing this means it will live longer.
To keep it charged for the longest time, it’s worth turning off all extra features that won’t be immediately useful: Wi-fi, screen brightness, etc. Such small seashells can “give” 20-30 minutes of shooting.
Rules for recharging the batteries of an action camera
Most of the instructions on how to charge an action camera are similar to each other, but they have some differences. Below are the rules for recharging action cameras from the 4 most popular manufacturers: