Have you ever been bugged out about the internal battery in your Gopro only lasting about an hour?
Ever tried shooting timelapse with your Gopro or DSLR in remote locations without 230Volt power access?
Want your Raspberry Pi or Arduino project powered up via a batterypack?
Sick of using 4xAA batteries on something?
This tiny Powerocks 12000mAh fixes everything!
With its 2.1Amp Usb-charging output, as well as a Micro-usb plug that connects directly into your Raspberry Pi you can go on for shitloads of hours with this little powerhouse.
I tested this on my Gopro Hero 3 Black edition and shot a timelapse sequence outside in the cold with 1 shot every 30 seconds for over 16 Hours powered by this monster-batterypack.
Perfect for those remote shoots. Your only challenge would be to put both the Gopro and the batterypack in a weathertight container of some sort and make sure nobody steals it. Camuflage is everything to stop people from taking of with it, so depending on your location a nice little Birdhouse or a Fusebox might be a nice hideout. Make sure the camuflaged box looks old, dirty and un-atractive and like it has been a part of the enviroment forever.
I also tested it on my Rasperry Pi model B with the Camera module connected and its so easy to use, as the Micro-usb cable fits right in the Pi. The Rasperry Pi is quite demanding when it comes to power and the Model B board pulls about 700 -1000 mAh at 5V depending on usage and what you connect to it, and the Cameraboard pulls about 250mAh so the Powerocks 9000 or 12000mAh is the best capasity batterpacks out there for the Pi at the moment. So the Pi should run for about 10-12 hours with the Powerrocks!
I have a underwater housing from Light & Motion for my Sony handycam but the display on the back is normally run by 4 double A batteries and that runs the monitor on the housing about 1.5 hours. Or about 1 and 1/2 dive. With a customsoldered cable and the Powerocks i can get about 15 hours of runtime, so its perfect for those liveaboard dive-trips!
You can do the same to every product running on 4xAA batteries in series as the 1.2-1.5Voltage range on the batteries x 4 batteries is equal to a 5volt power supply.
You just need to grab your soldering-iron and slice open a USB cable you have laying in a corner somewhere and use the the plug that fits into the Powerocks on one end, Chop of B plug and solder on whatever you need. Barreljack, hirose or whatever. You can also solder directly on to the batteryterminals if no other option is available, just make sure you link the + and – batteryconnector on the side that isnt connected to the circuitboard together so you recreate the serial link the batteries usually make.
The Powerocks is definitely my new best friend when it comes to powering everything from Ipads, Arduino´s to cameras out in the wild!
You can buy the Powerocks 12000mAh online in these norwegian webshops.