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Charging the Theta Z1 ?

My on-loan Theta Z1 came in the mail. Despite it's tiny size the camera is all metal and exudes quality. The problem I'm having(not sure if its a problem) is how to charge the camera. The Manual states that you should only charge the camera using the supplied USB cable. I looked everywhere, but could not find a USB Cable inside the box it came with. Right now I'm using the same USB cable/USB Hub that I use to charge my non Apple phone. Meaning that its not a Rapid-USB used to charge Apple products. The Manual also states to charge the camera using a Computer, because a USB Hub might not work ? What exactly is the difference ?? How do you know it's not working ? I had to dig through the Richo On-line manuals to learn how to charge the camera. Those instructions are NOT in the 6 language manual that came with the camera. The instructions state that it takes 200 minutes to fully charge the camera. (lets see now 200/60 = 3 hours 30 minutes) Good thing I went to school ! If my USB HUB/Cable does not charge the camera, that means I wasted 3.3 hours. What happens when you need to charge the camera and you don't have a computer handy ? Can anybody please help !

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QuoteOriginally posted by hjoseph7 Quote
What happens when you need to charge the camera and you don't have a computer handy ? Can anybody please help !
https://us.anker.com/collections/portable-power?
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Or something like this (basically anything that provides power over USB will work): https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Charger-PowerPort-PowerIQ-Foldable/dp/B072HHW3G...ntaxforums-20&

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Thanks, I never thought about portable power. I do have one of these. Won it at a holiday Christmas party a few years ago, but it has been collecting dust sever since. This might work !

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There shouldn't be a problem with a simple USB cable as long as it's the right fit. They are pretty generic within their types. The Power Banks are great ideas, but do a quick spec check to make sure you aren't overloading it---you shouldn't be, but no harm checking.
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There shouldn't be a problem with a simple USB cable as long as it's the right fit. They are pretty generic within their types. The Power Banks are great ideas, but do a quick spec check to make sure you aren't overloading it---you shouldn't be, but no harm checking.
Wow, I'm really going to need some type of backup charging device. The internal battery on the Theta does not last too long. It went from 100% charge to 60% in about an hour and I have not taken any pictures ?
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Wow, I'm really going to need some type of backup charging device. The internal battery on the Theta does not last too long. It went from 100% charge to 60% in about an hour and I have not taken any pictures ?
That doesn't sound right. Is it searching for a signal? Check the settings. WIFI searching will drain a device fast. I recently did a side job at my wife's museum, and had to remember to turn off WIFI or my phone would drain a lot by lunch.

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That doesn't sound right. Is it searching for a signal? Check the settings. WIFI searching will drain a device fast. I recently did a side job at my wife's museum, and had to remember to turn off WIFI or my phone would drain a lot by lunch.
Exactly, I was connected to the wi-fi while trying to register the phone. At least I know the wi-fi works.
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