Charging Rates of the new GoPro’s (Type C)

*this post is a work in progress

The whole switch to Type-C USB and associated jumble of Type A to Type C cables, Type C to Type C Cables, Type A Chargers and Type C Chargers as well as the jumble of information has made everything confusing as ever, as it was charge rates on standard USB 2.0 and 3.0 charging was confusing with rates advertised up to 2-3Amps and real world charging down to as little as a tenth of a amp in some cases, i really wanted to see what kind of rates i was really getting, and while i was at it, compare the multiple (two) Type-C cables i have and just to throw something in the mix i use sometimes, a Type-C to Type-C extension i bought to see if the Karma Grip would work with this between the handle and the gimbal head (surprise, it doesn’t.) for a post that quickly never was to be…

Chargers

Anyways, Just like the SD Card testing I did and have been doing i wanted to get a comprehensive list of everything i had, which as this point for Type C Chargers i had the GoPro SuperCharger, the Aukey 24W Dual 2.4 PA-U38, and the Tronsmart 30W Dual USB Car Charger.

Cables

As for Cables i have the OEM GoPro Type A to Type C cable, the GoPro C to C cable that comes with the GoPro Supercharger, and i also had a Anker Powerline+ C to C 2.0 cable.

Devices

I have the GoPro Hero 5 Black, the GoPro Hero 5 Session and the GoPro Dual Battery Charger, as well as the GoPro Karma Gimbel Stabilizer.

I tested each one by plugging it into a ______ USB C tester in between the charger and the Device as well as throwing an C to C Extension cable to see if that made any difference.

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