BODYCAM4: Battery Replacement

When to Replace a Battery

Some common issues:

  • There is insufficient power output or sudden power loss during use.
    If the camera battery is not holding a charge for as long as it used to or if it dies unexpectedly, it could be a sign that the battery is no longer functioning properly.
  • The battery takes an unusually long time to charge.
    If the battery is taking much longer to reach a full charge, it may be nearing the end of its lifespan.
  • Physical damage to the battery can indicate deterioration.
    If the battery shows signs of bulging, leaking, or corrosion, it should be replaced.

The lifespan of a camera battery can vary depending on usage and storage conditions. Generally, camera batteries have a limited number of charge cycles before they start to degrade. If the same battery has been in use for an extended period and has shown some issues (as described above), it may be worth considering a replacement (before it fails while in use, in the field).

The BODYCAM4 has a replaceable battery. A new replacement battery (P/N: BC4-BAT) can be purchased directly from PRO-VISION. Follow the procedure below to change the battery.

Battery Replacement/Installation Steps

1. Power off the camera and place the unit lens side down on a flat surface.

2. Using a #1 Philips screwdriver, remove the six screws on the rear of the camera.

3. Remove the back cover of the camera and place it to the side.

4. Remove the original battery from the camera and set it to the left of the camera so the wires are accessible.

5. Disconnect the original battery by gently pulling on the red/black wires in the upper left corner of the camera to disconnect the white connector from its jack.

 

6. Connect the new battery to the white connector in the upper left of the camera, and ensure the red wire is oriented towards the top as shown above.

Important! Use only plastic, wood, or other non-metal tools to assist in reconnecting the connector; metal tools could short the pins and cause damage to the battery.

7. Place the new battery in the camera with the label facing outward and the wires exiting the upper right corner of the battery. The wires should fold under the top edge of the battery as shown in the photo below.

8. Flip over the back cover and inspect the gasket. It should be seated in the channel completely as shown below. If the gasket is not seated, gently reseat it in the channel using a paperclip taking care not to damage the gasket.

9. Place the battery cover back onto the camera and recheck to ensure the gasket did not shift.

10. Reinstall the 6 screws. Start with the center screws and then the outer screws. Proper screw torque of 3 in-lbs. is needed to ensure the gasket seals properly so the camera can remain watertight (This means, the torque of one pound of force applied to one inch of distance from the pivot.)

11. Dispose of the old battery properly (check the local regulations regarding battery disposal).

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