Is it possible to add a solar battery pack to the Cam Pan V3. I am moving into a new home and I want to set up new camera’s. The only issue is that I have only one outlet on the outside of the house no where near where I want to set up the cameras. Is there a way to power them with hooking it up to a very long extension cord that anyone could easily get access too?
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The Wyze Solar Panel is designed only to charge the Wyze Outdoor Cam (battery powered cam) while the sun is shining. It also sleeps when not recording to conserve power.
The Wyze Cam Pan V3 is a plug in cam this is powered on and recording 24\7. There is not enough sustained sunlight or power output from the panel to power the cam 24\7.
It can be done if you build your own system. You would need a battery bank big enough to run the cam continuously for at least 24 hours, a charge controller to manage cycles, and a solar panel big enough to fully recharge the battery used in the daily sunlight cycle available. A pricy endeavour to say the least.
I used a bunch of AliExpress solar stuff cobbled together to power 2 v3 cameras. 12 volt gel cell battery like those used in uninterruptible power supplies. The controller has USB ports so it was just connect the dots. This setup kept both v3 cameras online even after a few cloudy days. Everything except the solar panel was inside a weatherproof box.
The battery was needed for another project, and interest waned after the initial coolness wore off.
Any chance of pictures and parts used?