Is the Cam v3 Pro POE compatible?

Hi, I have Cam v3 cameras around the house and have POE cables powering each. I want to replace a couple of the v3’s with the v3 Pro, but Wyze says:
" For safe outdoor use, Cam v3 Pro requires a “Wyze Outdoor Power Adapter v2 (sold separately)”.

I doubt this is really a necessity but would like to know, has anyone used the Cam v3 Pro with a POE setup?
Thanks for your help.

None of the Wyze cams natively support POE. It is a hardware requirement of the ethernet on the camera system board, which none of the cameras have.

The v3pro doesn’t have a pigtail like the v3, instead the plug goes directly into the back of the camera.

This means the connector must be the right size to fit and provide a good seal.

Also, the v3 pro uses more power, I believe it needs 2 or 1.5 amps instead of 1 like the v3.

If your Poe to usb adapter works for that then it should work for power, but not data

I have a V3 Pro outdoors and I used the supplied power cable connected to the supplied 5 Volt 2 Amp power adapter that is plugged in indoors.

WYZE cams do not have an Ethernet port.

As what was said, the Cameras are not PoE, but you could use a splitter to pull the power from the PoE and then power the Camera with that. I currently do that with my outdoor cameras.


If I’m understanding what you are saying, not a major problem. As I understand what you are saying, you are using an adapter that takes power from an Ethernet cable that has POE power on it, and that adapter has a USB connection that you are connecting to your V3 cameras. Do I have that right?

If that is the case, the same likely will work with the V3 Pro. The reason I say “likely” is that the USB power inlet on the V3 Pro is a bit tighter than the pigtail on the V3 or the inlet on the V2. As a result, the plug may not fit in the V3 Pro. Obviously, if your POE to USB adapter is providing a female USB-A connection, and you are using the stock Wyze cable to plug into the camera, that is not a problem at all as the USB-A is completely standard.

Make sense?

Makes perfect sense. That was my thoughts also. I just couldn’t understand why Wyze says their outdoor adapter was required. I’m going to try it. I can’t see why it wouldn’t work just like the V3. I just hope the V3 Pro is worth the price.
Thank you for your help.

If you are successfully powering normal V3s with a POE conversion, then you can continue to do so with the V3 Pro.

Wyze was not addressing odd installations like yours, but was instead addressing the simple difference between using an indoor or outdoor adapter outdoors.

In the case of an outdoor adapter, the ‘V2’ Outdoor Adapter is required on the Pro (the V3 doesn’t care). The reason is because the backshell on the V2 is better suited to the size of the Pro’s fixed connector, ensuring better water resistance. The V3 plain doesn’t really care about the backshell size with the pigtail it has.

Thank you. That’s good information I can use. If my USB doesn’t work, I can probably find one that will.

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Which splitter do you use?

I purchased 2.

Since I only use for PoE, I am using these: UCTRONICS PoE Splitter Gigabit 5V - Micro USB Power and Ethernet to Raspberry Pi 3B+, Work with Echo Dot, Most Micro USB Security Camera and Tablet - IEEE 802.3af Compliant : Electronics

Which I am sure you can also pass data through if it becomes available

But I also purchased this UCTRONICS for Raspberry Pi Zero Ethernet and Power, Micro USB Ethernet/PoE Adapter for Fire TV Stick, Chromecast, Google Mini, and More, IEEE 802.3af Compliant : Electronics

This allows for a single connector to the camera.

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I hope Wyze comes out with built in POE cameras. I replaced all my POE cameras with Wyze cameras with splitters. The splitters are eyesores and are not meant for external use especially in the rain. I have two cameras on the exterior stucco walls and nowhere to hide the splitters. No choice but to electrical tape the splitters…eye sore. I can install a junction box to fit the splitter, but it’ll have to be a big juntion box.

Yea, I actually cut a hole in my soffits so I can put a white cover on it and hide the wires and splitter. Been there for years with no issues. :crossed_fingers:

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I hope you will excuse the unsolicited “tip”, but sometimes it’s the little things that turn out to be life-changing. If you haven’t used self-sealing silicone tape (instead of electrical tape) this could be one of those little things! I have outdoor installations from Northern Michigan to Southern Florida, have been in place for more than 4 years. The adhesive of electrical tape is the point of failure… This silicone tape only sticks to itself, it is very flexible and has proven itself to be extremely durable in (my) real world applications throughout actual temperatures of -25° F through 103° F and remained resistant to actual weather conditions of direct sunlight, extreme rain, snow, ice, etc.
Silicone Tape, Self-Fusing


Thanks for the tip. I’ll wait until this POE converter dies then I’ll replace it and will use silicone tape or if Im lucky enough, Wyze will come out POE cameras :slight_smile:

You got me curious.

If anyone has a picture of your setup, I’d appreciate a post of it. Interior or exterior is fine. I just want to see it in use.


Here you go. It aint pretty but it works :slight_smile:


Okay now I get it. Some friends call me visual because sometimes I just have to see not hear (read).

Using the POE to power camera :+1:t4:but why not just use a regular 2A cable, you can make it waterproof if you find the right way.

I did it to run power to my cameras on each corner of my house. No power in the attic, so I ran ethernet to the eaves and then converted to usb and usb throught the eaves to my cameras.

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