February 20, 2018, 7:14am
How many watts does the camera need? Are you guys considering wireless power at a distance?
Energous has about 10 watts available up to 3 feet FCC approved, I would think it needs less than that.
Would be great to have the outdoor version on the outside of your window but powered wirelessly from the inside without any cables / holes through the wall!
Please consider it!
February 20, 2018, 7:26am
If the camera used the full power of the included power block (which it doesn’t), then that would be 5 watts (1 amp at 5 volts). Is there an off the shelf product that includes both transmitter and waterproof receiver with USB output? That would do the trick.
February 20, 2018, 9:29am
A universal USB dongle would be great but if they could add built in receivers into the Wyzecam, that would be a huge selling point.
Imagine having an outdoor camera attached to the house with zero cables needed.
I just tested my V1 WyzeCam and it draws 1.6 watts idle (with continuous recording turned on) and 2.1 watts when live streaming. This is without night vision turned on.
Edit: I just tested it live streaming with night vision on and it was around 2.5 watts.