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Camera Battery

Post by diaz1ak » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:38 am

I am reading through the rules and noticed this,

For devices that operate at a voltage other than the tether voltage, an onboard ROV converter may be included. The converter must be sealed and not exposed to water. This rule includes commercial “watertight” battery containers; no battery of any type is permitted on any competition vehicle.

Our team has a GoPro water tight camera housing made to provide live video feed through a video cable for up to 100' depth. The GoPro is powered by its own GoPro battery. Are we allowed to use the GoPro for If not, we will use another camera. Thanks for your time.

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Re: Camera Battery

Post by mahmoudhashem92 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:08 pm

I think to get a quick answer you can post this question in the competition help forum instead of the technical help forum

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Re: Camera Battery

Post by stanley_janicki » Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:14 pm

Onboard battery power is not allowed in any form. So your GoPro would not be allowed. Though if you found a way to power it without the battery that would be permitted.

Best of luck!


Stanley Janicki

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Re: Camera Battery

Post by prowe » Tue May 29, 2018 2:07 pm

Most of the GoPro cameras can be powered from USB source. Remove the battery and try plugging in the charging cable and see if it works. If so you can use a DC-DC converter that can provide the 5vdc needed by the GoPro.
Yes its extra work and cabling but removing the battery should meet the "no battery" requirement.

Patrick Rowe

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