Mevo Start: USB-C Functions

The Mevo Start camera comes with an all new USB-C charging port. This USB-C port adds a lot of functionality of the camera.

  • Quick-charge capable
  • Power external devices
  • Power on and off the camera remotely
  • Accepts Ethernet dongles
  • Accepts audio input
  • Wired Webcam Mode

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The camera is quick-charge capable. This means the camera can be charged at a rapid rate. You should expect to charge the up to 6 hour battery from 0-80% in 1.5 hours. The charger that works for the Mevo Boost is quick-charge capable. The Start is able to be plugged into any charger 24/7 without worry of over or under charging.

Power off charging time

Charger Time to 80% Time to 100% Note
Boost charger, QC 2.0, 12V/1.5A 1 hr 30 min 2 hr 45 min Using Mevo Start 2m USB-C to A cable
Mevo charger, 5V/2A 2 hr 4 min 3 hr 25 min Using Mevo Start 2m USB-C to A cable

Power on charging time

Charger Time to 80% Time to 100% Note
Boost charger, QC 2.0, 12V/1.5A 4 hrs 19 min 5 hrs 40 min Idle, power on, STA mode, 2m cable
Mevo charger, 5V/2A N/A N/A  1080p30 to FB, STA mode, 2m cable 0 to 15% in 15 min. Stops charging after
Power external devices / Power On and Off remotely

In your Settings you will find both "Power external USB devices" and "Power on/off with USB cable". Each have their own toggle to have on/off. 

Powering external USB devices means you can draw power from the camera battery to charge a different device or to power a device that requires power in your production. This will power external audio inputs that may need extra power to function properly. 


This function is available for the Mevo Start camera only. 

Power on/off with USB cable allows you to power your camera remotely. If the camera doesn't detect power it will power down after 15 minutes of activity. If you plug your camera in it will detect it and power on. This allows you to mount your Start in various locations where you may not have access to the power button. 

Supported Ethernet Dongles

The camera allows you to connect Ethernet cable to it via the USB-C cable. The Mevo Power over Ethernet (POE) adapter permits both power and Ethernet via one adapter but other third party adapters work if your modem/router does not support POE.

Read about the POE and Third party Ethernet adapters here

Supported Audio Input

You can plug in external audio sources via your USB-C port, your device can be plugged in directly or via various USB-C adapters.

If your USB device is not self powered, you need to turn on power external devices. Your USB device will also need to be driverless for the camera to recognize it. If it requires you to download special software or drivers then it is not compatible to be used with the camera.

Wired Webcam Mode

The camera can be plugged into a Windows or Mac computer via USB cable to act as a webcam on your computer. This is great for both video conferencing applications as well as a stable connection for broadcasting applications like OBS.

Read about Wired Webcam Mode here

Troubleshooting Steps

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