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Old 08-29-2017, 08:46 PM
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I am running several wireless cams and ha e always used lithium batteries. Was wondering what everyone else has had success with?
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I recommend lithium to all my customers. If you don't want to go with lithium, then go with Duracell.
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I run a wireless camera and learned a long time ago to use an external battery.
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I run a wireless camera and learned a long time ago to use an external battery.
Ditto! I use the external battery on several cameras. Had the best luck with the 6v battery box/solar panel that sells for $39.95 at Cabela's. But I'm beginning to experiment with stacking two 6v batteries in parallel. Also bought the materials to attach a mini 12v with transformer to step it down to 6v.
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:27 AM
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Also bought the materials to attach a mini 12v with transformer to step it down to 6v.
Thats what I did and it works great! I got the 12v to 6v step down from eBay for like $8 and hooked up a deep cycle battery...problem solved
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Thats what I did and it works great! I got the 12v to 6v step down from eBay for like $8 and hooked up a deep cycle battery...problem solved
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Ditto! I use the external battery on several cameras. Had the best luck with the 6v battery box/solar panel that sells for $39.95 at Cabela's. But I'm beginning to experiment with stacking two 6v batteries in parallel. Also bought the materials to attach a mini 12v with transformer to step it down to 6v.
any pictures of these set ups looking to do the same
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I bought a solar panel for mine and it's going on 3 months with the batteries still being at 100%
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i use a car battery and it runs for over a year with no charge , i use a 12 volt to 6 volt converter Covert makes.
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Here is a video showing a hybrid solar charger I built. All the links to the parts are in the comments of the video. This has been out since 4/26/17 and is still going strong. Also there have been several others who built them using the links I provided and have reported the same results. The camera being used is a Spartan GoCam on Verizon that is also running in realtime mode which keeps the camera connected to the server at all times. The drawback to that is high power consumption. I did this to test the limits of the solar charger which has kept up perfectly.
https://www.facebook.com/spartantrai...5106252992777/
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:30 AM
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Here are some pictures and the links to the parts
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CGQRIFG..._qfhU13IlpbLJK
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005UPANU2..._LNYBVzetmsa7q
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005UPANU2..._LNYBVzetmsa7q
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G53TU2O..._dXWArhBqqQoM1
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-9-Amp-12...oAAOSwwvZZQYmE
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:34 AM
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here are the hybrid charger 12v-6v pictures and the link to a power cord I forgot to add.
https://www.herd360.com/products/spa...dc-power-cable
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:54 AM
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I also use and build some dual 6v 12ah battery setups. I use the duals because of a more compact box than a 6v 42ah battery will fit in not to mention I can get 5 of the 12 ah batteries on ebay for the price of on 42 ah. I have gotten up to 6mths with these. The way I have them wired for parallel you can still use just one battery and you could do the same with a 12v if that is what your camera requires. Again the Spartan uses 6v. The system isn't letting me upload anymore at the moment so I will later. I also have found a source for a large enough 6v panel (5 watt) and built a compact 6v solar charger using a single 6v 12ah battery that is working great but it wasn't cheap to build. It is much more compact than the hybrid unit.
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I've considered using an external battery, but since I started using lithium batteries I don't think it would be worth the hassle. I get about 6-10 weeks out of a set, and the camera stays very mobile since I move mine around quite often. The external battery would be fine if you're leaving it in one place for a long time.
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