MAXIMIZING BATTERY LIFE
The battery icon on the camera screen blinks when the battery drops below 10%. If the battery in any of the cameras reaches 0% while recording, the camera saves the file and the array powers off.
Extreme cold temperatures can decrease battery life. To maximize battery life in cold conditions, keep the camera in a warm place prior to use.
The battery charges to 100% in approximately two hours when using GoPro’s USB-compatible Wall or Auto Charger (both sold separately).
When charging with a computer, be sure that the computer is connected to a power source. If the camera status light does not turn on, use a different USB port.
The included lithium-ion battery comes partially charged. No damage occurs to the camera or battery if used prior to a full charge.
You can also charge the battery outside the camera using the HERO4 Dual Battery Charger (sold separately).
WARNING: Using a wall charger other than a GoPro Wall Charger can damage the GoPro battery and could result in fire or leakage. Only use chargers marked: Output 5V 1A. If you do not know the voltage and current of your charger, use the included USB cable to charge the camera from your computer.
REMOVING THE BATTERY FROM THE CAMERA
The HERO4 Black battery is designed to have a tight fit to maximize reliability in high-vibration activities.
To Remove the Battery:
Open the battery door by placing your thumb in the indentation in the battery door (on the bottom of the camera) and sliding it to the left. Allow the door to open.
Grasp the battery pull-tab and remove the battery from the camera.
WARNING: Only use manufacturer-recommended replacement batteries for your camera.
BATTERY STORAGE AND HANDLING
The camera contains sensitive components, including the battery. Avoid exposing your camera and battery to very cold or very hot temperatures. Low or high temperature conditions may temporarily shorten the battery life or cause the camera to temporarily stop working properly. Avoid dramatic changes in temperature or humidity when using the camera, as condensation may form on or within the camera.
Do not turn on your camera if it is wet. If your camera is already on, turn it off and remove the battery immediately. Allow the camera to dry thoroughly before using it again. Do not dry the camera or battery with an external heat source such as a microwave oven or hair dryer. Damage to the camera or battery caused by contact with liquid is not covered under the warranty.
WARNING: Do not drop, disassemble, open, crush, bend, deform, puncture, shred, microwave, incinerate or paint the camera or the battery, if it is removable. Do not insert foreign objects into any opening on the camera. Do not use the camera or the battery if it has been damaged—for example, if cracked, punctured or harmed by water. Disassembling or puncturing the battery (whether integrated or removable) can cause an explosion or fire.
Do not store your battery with metal objects, such as coins, keys or necklaces. If the battery terminals come in contact with metal objects, this may cause a fire.
Most rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (whether removable or integrated into the camera) are classified as non-hazardous waste and are safe for disposal in the normal municipal waste stream. Many localities have laws in place requiring battery recycling. Check your local laws to make sure that you can dispose of rechargeable batteries in your regular trash. To safely dispose of lithium-ion batteries, protect terminals from exposure to other metal with packing, masking or electrical tape so they do not cause a fire while being transported.
Lithium-ion batteries, however, do contain recyclable materials and are accepted for recycling by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation’s (RBRC) Battery Recycling Program. We encourage you to visit Call2Recycle at call2recycle.org or call 1-800-BATTERY in North America to find a convenient recycling location.
Never dispose of a battery in a fire because it may explode.
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