Note: Your Axon Body 3 camera must have Operating System (OS) v1.7 or later to charge the camera while powered off. Prior to Axon Body 3 camera OS v1.7, an Axon Body 3 camera that was powered off would automatically power on when connected to a USB-C cable to charge.
The Axon Body 3 camera can be charged by using a USB-C cable while the camera is off. This allows users to charge the Axon Body 3 camera battery when an Axon Body 3 Dock is not available. However, Axon recommends that you regularly place you Axon Body 3 camera in an Axon Body 3 Dock to ensure that the camera has the correct time synchronization and latest firmware updates.
If needed, you can request a USB A to USB C cable directly from Axon. Contact your Axon Representative or Axon Support for assistance.
- While your Axon Body 3 camera is powered off, connect the camera to a USB-C cable.
- Connect the the cable to a power adapter or, for a USB-C to USB-A cable, to a USB port.
The camera enters low-power mode and the current charge level is shown on the camera display.
The Operation LED color also provides a visual indication of the charge level. The LED is red when the charge level is less than or equal to 33%, yellow when the charge level is 34% to 97%, and green when the charge level is 98% or higher.
While charging with the camera powered off, you can:
1) Power on the camera by pressing the Power button until you feel a short vibration. The camera starts and enters Ready (buffering) mode.
2) Shut down the camera by disconnecting the USB-C cable.
Here is a short video showing how charging while powered off works.