Can I use Theta Z1 while charging with Power Bank?


I’m a new member, I received Ricoh Theta Z1 today.
I maked some tests to be sure that everything is ok. Then I noticed that the battery was going away very fast and I realized that I wouldn’t be able to perform a day of virtual tour with one full charge.

So I would like to know if I can use Theta Z1 while charging it with a Power Bank.
I searched all over the internet but I wasn’t able to find clearly if it’s possible.

I’m connected to Theta Z1 wirelessly by using my iphone with wifi.

I’ll appreciate your help as if it’s possible I’ll need to buy a power bank as soon as possible to be able to work.


Many people use it with powerbanks.

Most will work, but you can also get the ones tested by RICOH.

from official RICOH FAQ

How can I charge the battery? | RICOH THETA

Connect RICOH THETA Z1 to a PC using the bundled USB cable.
Additionally, we have confirmed that RICOH THETA Z1 charges when connected via the bundled USB cable to the devices listed below. However, be aware that this use falls outside of the warranty, and the customer assumes all responsibility.

Portable battery chargers

  • Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD
  • Anker PowerCore 13400 Nintendo Switch Edition
  • Anker PowerCore 10000 PD
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