Need a longer cable for the solar panel, 13 feet is too short for our application, 20 foot would be much better.
I was on the fence about buying on of these if an extension can be added to the cord, I assume you could just plug another USB cable into it?
Marlin, I’m wondering if you ever attempted adding an extension. The output of that panel may not handle the extra length (and it would be tough to test on the ending connector). The panel’s rated at 2.5 watts at 5 volts DC. I’ve been trying to get other specs on the panel so I can test it but “support” can’t find anyone who can answer a spec question (Voc, Imp, Isc). Let us know.
I am going to try a longer cable on a camera that doesn’t need a longer cable. That way I can still use the solar panel on that camera and then see if the longer cable will work on a different camera that needs it. Then if I remember, I will post the results here.
FYI - I connected two 16’ cables to ac adapter and v3 camera worked.
Here’s an update: I have installed the solar panel on two of my four outdoor cameras. One of these has (2) 13 foot USB extensions in addition to the native USB cable. So far both cameras are using the solar panels and are at 100% power.