I have this wacky idea (see subject header). My Reolink C1 Pro has a USB power cable. I have successfully run the camera for 3.5 hours from a cheap power bank that I own but, like many devices, it is unable to power the camera while it is itself being charged
Is there an Anker power bank that will allow passive passthrough (I think that’s what it is called) so that it could be left in circuit with the camera and provide a mini “UPS” service to the camera in the event of a mains power failure. I am based in the UK, so need something that suits a UK power outlet
Could that work?
And would the power bank be able to tolerate 24/7 connection to a power outlet?
BTW, I know about PoE cameras but I can’t use them in my environment, sadly.