HelBatt 1.0 10,000mah Battery pack and Action Camera Counter Balance for Helmets
Introducing the HelBatt 1.0 (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Due to the inability to get the Anker PowerCore 10,000 at a reasonable price and various design changes, we'll no longer be offering the Helbat 1.0 I'm leaving this listing open because I'm currently waiting on parts to come in to design a newer, smaller, lighter version that will be released later in the 2019 season as the Helbat 2.0
The 3D Printed battery pack, that both powers your action camera for 20+ Hours on it's highest settings, and also acts as a counterbalance to the camera gear on the front of your helmet. It converts you and your helmet, into a human camera gimbal.
Like all of the other products designed here on Helequip.com, the concept for this product started with a problem: Action cameras small enough to fit on a helmet, require small batteries. Because of this, high end action cameras that shoot good enough video for YouTube or other social medias, don't last very long on a single charge.
So we sought out the smallest, cheapest, most reliable, high capacity battery pack that we could find. What we found, was the Anker PowerCore 10,000. They claim it can charge an iPhone 6, 3.8 times. It's also inexpensive, and a good quality design.
While it can charge your phone, we've discovered it works even better on high-end action cameras. The Sony X3000, arguably one of the best action cameras on the market, also has the poorest battery life. On it's highest 100mbps setting (4K or 1080), the average battery life is around 45 min. While attached to the Anker PowerCore however, it can run 20+ hours on a single charge.
While we don't have a GoPro to compare it to, it seems safe to assume that GoPros will last even longer.
So we discovered a way to get certified refurbished batteries directly from Anker, and then designed a 3D Printed mounting system, based on the Helmount mounting system, to mount it to a helmet.
.. and here we have it, the HelBatt 1.0
The batteries that we include in our full kit are refurbished, which gives us the ability to bundle them below retail, but we do offer the kit without the battery (for a lower price) if you would prefer to buy the battery new somewhere else.
With each full kit, you will receive (1) Anker PowerCore 10,000 in it's factory refurbished packaging from Anker, (1) HelBatt Anker Mount (2) T Mounts (2) Circle mounts with 3M VHB sticky-pads (1) Coiled USB to Mini (Android) USB Cable.
Please note: This is a time consuming product to 3D Print, not all parts will be 100% aesthetically perfect, but are guaranteed to function as described. Please understand that we need 1-3 days build time before shipping.