Discussion in 'Trail Cameras' started by Stevieray, Mar 21, 2018.
One more question for those running a solar panel.
Do you also put batteries in the camera?
I believe their solar panels come with rechargable batteries you put in the cam, and the panel keeps them charged. Cudde is about to introduce some new power management solutions, according to the rep that visits the other habitat sight I frequent.
I’m building a solar panel with an external battery. I was planning to plug that directly into the camera’s solar panel plug.
I’m using the J series. Should I also put batteries in the camera?
you shouldn't have to if you are doing this, make sure your cord is metered, if the power surges above a certain voltage you can fry your camera. If you arent using your cameras until this summer you may want to wait and see if the new Battery accessory Cuddeback is coming with will work for you.
The rechargeable batteries are in a separate container that is wired to the solar panel. The camera itself is filled with regular alkaline batteries and these act as a backup in case the rechargeable batteries run down.
regarding cuddeback products currently this is only true with the G Series of Cameras, the J series is not set up this way.
Thanks guys. I was hoping I could put lithiums in the camera as a backup. I’ll run a test without batteries in the camera.
Let me know how your test work out. I can only get around one month battery life from my G series cameras.
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