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Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 5:17 PM

Does the Outdoor Camera battery charge if it also plugged into the power cord?

If the outdoor camera is installed using the optional plug-in power, does that mean that the included battery will continue to stay charged and recharge as needed via the plug-in power, or will it drain over time and have to be removed, and recharged via a USB cable?

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1 year ago

Hi @chrismcd, 

The Outdoor Camera Power Cable will keep your Outdoor Camera's battery fully charged at all times! With it, you will not need to remove the battery from your camera and charge it with the USB cable.

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1 year ago

I was wondering the same thing.  What is the plug in power referenced in the question?  Sounds like it is something that has to travel from the camera to an electrical outlet am I correct?  The camera did not come with this type cable.  
All in all it sounds like either way this limits you on where you can place the camera.  My first camera came with the solar panel.  Way better w/out limitation on where one can place the camera.
Thank you for the help !

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@jlenoir​ that would be the 25ft Power Adapter accessory, sold separately here.

It does connect the Outdoor Camera to mains power. While it is limited in range (25ft, and you'd have to figure out where to route the cable), it has the advantage of keeping the camera powered at all times, even on cloudy days and at night.

5 months ago

Does the power cord keep my camera battery charged all the time if no power is on during hurricane and storms or does it have to be plugged in with power all the time

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@katunderwood18​ The Outdoor Camera's Power Cable does need to be plugged into power to charge the Outdoor Camera's battery.

If you're looking for an option that does not require a constant power source, we also offer a Solar Panel that keeps the Outdoor Camera charged, just as long as it receives 3 hours of direct sunlight a day.

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