I got three Wyze v3 cams. 2 are outdoor. I live in IL. where temps can fluctuate in the cold of winter. Unfortunately with temp swings the power adapters acquire condensation internally causing them to fail.
This is caused by the power adapter creating a small amount of heat over time with exterior temps low. The temps do not need to be zero of course but anything low in the 30’s will create this internal condensate causing the power adapter to fail.
Anyone who lives in full 4 seasons with winter needs to be aware of this issue as well as Wyze designers whom I am trying to help improve their product to fix this issue that will be an ongoing issue for their products unless redesigned.
If anyone wishes to test this condensation issue in colder climates, they can remove the power adapter and blow hard into the USB opening and in my case water shot out, more than enough to cause the malfunction fail.
I just had this happen this week. Whether this happens to the v3 cam itself time will tell. Wyze was great about offering to replace the power adapter but it will also fail eventually. I only had the three v3 cams for a couple months.
The hold times are long when calling in btw. Lastly I care about Wyze as a company and their bottom dollar wishing them great business going forward. It pains me to have them waste postage & replacement parts thus losing profit over a potential design flaw.
They need to figure out the heat / cold / condensation within the power adapter in winter climates. I wish I could hand them the answer on a silver platter but I am not an engineer. But they could look at how the competition handles the issue.