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Saturday, November 5th, 2022 1:10 AM

Shorter outdoor camera power cable?

Hi, I have power right next to my two cameras (inside two feet). Are there any 3 or 6-foot power cables or any third-party providers that make cables that have the waterproof seal that fits my Simplisafe equipment?

I’m trying to avoid the eyesore of having a long coiled-up cable up in the eaves of our home.


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2 years ago

Hi @mike_c and @Malcatraz ,

Unfortunately yes, we do have only the one size. I would actually advise having the cable coiled up on the plug side, so it's easier to hide.

And technically, you can use any USB-micro cable - there's no technical reason that would block that. However, our power cable is specifically designed to fit with a tight seal for water and weatherproofing.

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2 years ago

Same question here- wondering if any standard usb cable would work or whether a special outdoor-rated cable is needed.

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2 years ago

Ah that's a shame, because it doesn't really address the concern, but thanks for your reply. I have a follow-up question, do you sell the ends of the cables or their housings separately? I could have custom cables made, but I do need those weatherproofed plugs.

@Malcatraz​ I wonder how hard it could be to cut a cable and then splice it back together? I have sam problem and already got the 20” cable.

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