+++ YAMYAM’s SOLAR PANEL TEST & REVIEW - Part 2/7 +++
And as you may know already, from my STRESS TEST or other topics/posts,
… my most excessively hardcore used eufy cam is recording up to 150-200 videos daily(!) with a length of 60 seconds each. Means one record each 7 minute in average, day by day!
And as we all know, the eufy promise of a 365 day battery endurance with just one charge, is only realistic with about 10 records a day with a length of 30 seconds. My Stress Test (linked above) only has shown that not only record length and number of records per day are important, no, also the distance between the eufy cams and the homebase will increase the power usage! Somehow logical.
And of course, my most used eufy cam, mentioned here, is also the cam with the highest distance between my cam and hombase of all my cams, in my case sadly just 12 meters(!) in a downtown setting.
RESULT: My most used and farthest away from the homebase eufy cam drains empty in a maximum of 10-14 DAYS!
This meaned in the past:
I had to get my ladder out from the basement and climb up about 3,5 meters to get my cam down and to charge it at the homebase for about 4 hours, and this every two weeks(!) So with this single cam (out of my dozen cams) i do not have one charge in a year, rather i have about 26 charges per year - for sure a untenable condition.
And as i do not have any power cable near this cam, i needed another solution:
A SOLAR PANEL FOR MY EUFY CAM(s)
… review to be continued in the next part …
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Most of you may know me already as very active user, tester, commenter at the eufy cam kickstarter campaign with hundreds of posts/comments: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1116368506/evercam-the-wirefree-security-cam-with-365-day-bat/comments
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