50C Battery Life

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  • Wolfgang Exler
    Wolfgang Exler

    I do not own a Sena 50C, I know just a friend which is using a 50C. Without a camera activity, the 50C can be used for the whole day for intercom, we always use Open Mesh Intercom during our rides, up to 8-9 hours a day. When using the camera, battery life time is reduced dramatically. We have not found any battery lifetime information for camera usage provided by Sena. The only information we got is that a external power source is recommended for camera usage. With external power source connected, the 50C battery will be charged as long as the camera is not active. With active camera usage, the 50C is operated from the external power source, but the battery will not be charged.

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  • Ian
    Ian

    It’s exactly the same as me. But I’ve found that the unit will charge whilst using the camera if it’s plugged into a power bank rather than the bike’s USB socket. To be honest, the camera part doesn’t get used because of this. In hindsight I wouldn’t have bought it. There are much better video options that perform better.

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  • Wolfgang Exler
    Wolfgang Exler

    I don't own a camera to record my riding trips. But I'm sure, if I buy one, it must have a power connector to the 12V onbord power system, everything else is useless from my view

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  • Ian
    Ian

    If you use a Gopro it can last much longer on the battery than the 50C, and you can change the battery for another charged one. The 50C is pretty much useless as a camera unless there's wire leading from it. Kind of goes against the purpose of it. Sick to 50S or 50R.

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