As @Newshound said, 110V extension cord is the best, but if you can’t do that make sure that your USB A extension cord is intended for printers, game consoles, computers and such. Should say “Active” in the description. Example below.
Is this critical for a cable that is only being used as a power supply (with no data flow) ?
Might not be, but as @Newshound mentioned, this camera has a motor and that motor might draw considerable power. To top it off, siren, IR lights and other things need constant, reliable power. As I said, the active USB has thicker wire that contributes to less power loss. Regular USB cable might work, but for few extra dollars you are playing it safe. I have three V3 cameras on a regular 42 ft USB cable, and they work fine. The only issue I have is when I activate the siren, but I don’t use the siren so I am ok with it. At the end it is your choice, setup, time and money.
Understood. Thank you for the explanation!
This is so frustrating! I need a longer power cord than the one included with purchase. I went online, but could not find an L shaped cord. When i live chatted with WYZE i was told that there was a 15 ft cord available and they would email me the info. So far, no email. So I called and was told there is a 12.5 ft cord available, no 15 ft cord. I was also told that I can go to Amazon and get a longer cord for the cam pan v3. I replied that I had already checked, and the cords were not L shaped. The representative went online and assured me that Amazon had them. So I hung up and went back online. I can not find an L shaped cord. UGH!!
You don’t need, nor want, an L-shaped connector. The connector supplied is part of the waterproofing system, so please don’t replace it.
You just need a commonly-available USB-Type-A-Female to USB-Type-A-Male cable. I’d try to limit that cable length to no more than 20 feet to avoid dropping the voltage to the camera too far.
But running a 120V extension cord is even better, if that cord is protected from the elements (no voltage drop).
Yea not sure what the WYZE Guys were think entry only having 6 foot cable with no long extention option or 3 party option compatability. Very Disappointed
Thank you!! I will try this for sure!
I agree. They did not think this one thru. I do like the camera tho.
Welcome to the Wyze User Community Forum @puckingaround11!
Wyze is thinking about a long extension option. See this post.
These are available in endless variations. It is a Male\Female USB-A Power Extension Cable as posted above. My Amazon search resulted in over 10,000 listings.
YAY!!! They listened to their customers!
Would you know if i get this Samsung EVO SD select A2 V30 138gb from Amazon, will if work in the new OG or Cam pan v3.
I understand need yo be in format ExFAT instead of FAT32 since its bigger than 32gb but i think ExFat isnt as stable as fat32. Unless these newer wyse cameras are ok with ExFat.
In addition does the 128gb sd card that i could by from wyze for $4.00 more a card the Samsung , already formatted with Exfat
Hope i explained and or understands this right.
Wyze says 32mg or above need exfat format.
Samsung card would be cheaper for 4 of them.
You shouldn’t see any issues with that card in any Wyze Cam, including the three newest releases: V3 Pro, Cam Pan V3, or OG Cam.
Wyze Cams are compatible with both FAT32 and ExFAT formatted cards. The card will come from the manufacturer preformatted ExFAT since it is larger than 32GB, which is standard practice, however you have the option of reformatting it to FAT32. It is my understanding also that FAT32 is more stable.
I use 256GB cards and they will all work in their native ExFAT, however I choose to reformat them to FAT32 so I can read them on my phone OTR card reader.
Thank you for your help Slab.
Wyze guys are saying to use exfat and their wyze 3d cards with the newer cameras incase there is an issue for warranty/ troubleshoot and replacement. How many more days of storage is there with 128 or your 256 card before get starts to erase old data
Most cards have really wonky warranty replacement policies against using them for continuous recording in security cams. But, if Wyze is willing to stand behind theirs, . As for which format, I think it’s a personal preference.
How much time you get recorded to the card before it overwrites the oldest footage depends on your recording settings, video quality and your night vision settings. I have not yet metered my PanV3 as they aren’t old enough yet to fill a card. This is based on my V3 cams:
Continuous vs Motion Events Only: much longer Hx w\ Events only and depends on motion sensitivity and how much movement the cams sees.
HD vs SD quality: SD will record files @ approximately half the size (different Bitrate) so about twice the Hx.
Color Night Vision vs IR Night Vision: Color video (20fps) and black and white IRNV video (15fps) is recorded at two different bitrates and will change the file sizes.
I record continuous - HD quality - IRNV Auto to a 256GB card and get between 21 and 28 days Hx depending on the cam when the IRNV activates. A 128GB card would be about half that time with the same settings, about the same though in SD quality.
No way to pin it down exact though because of the settings variables. You can do some math though and get a rough idea.
Thanks your awesome to spend your time helping me! Good info.
You are welcome! If you really want to get super deep into the SD Card weeds, I can send you to some super smart eggheads here in the forum who will confound and amaze you with the depth of technical information they can share!
I think I’m good…lol
Going to order a bunch of OG now And maybe the new cam pan V3, once they sell or figure out how to extend more than 6 feet cable length.
I understand it’s a 90ﾟ angle end. But can’t find any photos actually showing where how the cable connects!
I have been reading on the OG threads. The regular cam and the telephoto are being sold seperately and the stack mount kit is also going to be seperate. May want to wait till that comes out to get them all at once. Maybe they will offer a combo kit with the whole shebang together??? Some have ordered a 2 pack thinking it was one of each when it is two of the same.
The 90° end is what connects directly to the cam. The other end of that 6ft cord is a standard male USB-A that plugs into the 2amp power adapter. A standard USB Power Cord Extension should work.