The original CamRanger, CamRanger mini, and CamRanger 2 are all powered by an internal battery.
CamRanger 2 Battery
- Rechargeable, replaceable lithium-ion battery
- Battery life: approximately 5+ hours (less for Fuji cameras and use dependent)
- Charging time: approximately 4-6 hours
- Charge via: micro USB cable within device, external battery charger, or USB power bank
- Size: custom-sized 18650 (Not AA or AAA)
The CamRanger 2 battery lasts about 5 hours. It is a custom-sized 18650, rechargeable, replaceable lithium-ion battery. It is NOT a AA or AAA battery. Spare batteries are available. The battery can be charged within the CamRanger 2 unit with a micro USB cable, or using an external battery charger that can charge 2 batteries at a time. A battery brick can also be used to charge the battery.
Battery charge time is dependent upon source but takes 4-6 hours on average. 5V 2A input is ideal. Lower current input can be used, but charging may take longer. While charging the charging light will turn orange. If there is a failure during charging, the orange LED will blink. Please try removing and re-inserting the battery to clear the error. It may also help to unplug the charger from the device, before reconnecting. Charging is complete when the orange charging light turns off. The CamRanger can still be used when charging the battery within the unit.
Some Sony and Fuji cameras can draw power over the USB cable when connected to the CamRanger. With all Sony cameras and some Fuji cameras, this can be and should be disabled within the camera’s menu. Most Fuji cameras do not allow this to be disabled and so the CamRanger battery life will be about half when using most Fuji cameras.
The CamRanger 2 battery is designed with a number of safety features. However, care must still be used when using or storing batteries. It is important to follow the precautions listed in the image.
CamRanger 2 Battery Charger
An alternative option to charging the battery within the unit, is to use the external battery charger. This charger connects with a micro USB cable. The battery charger can charge 2 batteries at a time.
Battery charge time is dependent on source and number of batteries in the charger. Charging takes 4-6 hours on average and is complete when all four blue lights turn on.
CamRanger mini Battery
The CamRanger mini battery lasts about 3 hours. It is an internal battery that cannot be replaced and is charged inside the unit with a micro USB cable.
Original CamRanger Battery
The original CamRanger battery lasts about 5-6 hours. It is a custom, rechargeable, replaceable lithium-ion battery. Spare batteries are available. It can be charged in the unit using a micro USB cable. Refurbished, disabled CamRanger’s are also available to be used as a charger so the battery can be charged outside of the CamRanger unit.
Battery Life Tips
All three different CamRangers can be used while charging. For example, a USB power bank can be used to extend the battery life while shooting.
The CamRanger 2 has dual band WiFi: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks. If only one network is being used, the unused network can be disabled within the WebGUI. Disabling an unused WiFi network can increase the battery life by about 10%.