+++ YAMYAM’s SOLAR PANEL TEST & REVIEW - Part 3/7 +++
And as i do not have any power cable near this cam, i needed another solution:
A SOLAR PANEL FOR MY EUFY CAM(s)
Said and done! … But as eufy still has (still) no own solar panel solution (booooo) … i had to fall back on a third party solution and even a solar panel made for a competitors cam … But as i knew that the eufy cams can be charged at 5V (9V) with max. 2,4A i searched the hundreds of available solar panels in thousands of versions and specifications for several days and finally felt in love with the following solar panel:
The reasons why i have choosen this one:
- It is looking good and is kinda small/tiny
- It has a wall mount and is adjustable
- It has the needed 5V loadage
- It got a waterproof MicroUSB connector
- It got a very long cable included (3,6 m / 11,8 ft)
- It got a monocrystalline/polycrystalline solar modul, which also will charge with no direct sunlinght and weak solar radiation! (other solar panels with different technology will only charge on direct/full sunlight at the panel)
The only disadvantage of the above panel is, that it only charges at 3,5W (about 0,58A) while the eufy cam would sustain up to 2,4A. But i couldn’t find any tiny solar panel with wallmount, long cable and above mentioned points which got 2,4A. So i took this one and hoped the Ampere will be enough to at least charge my hardcore used eufy cam a little bit
By the way:
This solar panel costs me 26,99 € and here is the german Amazon Link:
Regrettably this solar panel was sold out just some days after i bought it. Noticed it as i wanted to order another, second one some time later. After contacting the chinese seller he told me that this panel is out of stock and probably will not come back
BUT THERE ARE GOOD NEWS FOR UK PEOPLE!
There is still a “white version” of this solar panel available at Amazon UK!
And just seen: They also have the black version available now in some days (14.04.19)!
Here is the link:
Now i am kinda bewildered, as they told me that only some few white ones are available at amazon UK and now they also have the black one on stock in UK? HUH? … So why not filling up the stock for Amazon DE with the black and white versions? … I will contact them again and ask. Curious at the answer
Does anyone knows if Amazon UK would ship the black version to Germany?!
As i have checked this page some weeks ago only the white version was available saying “This item does not ship to Germany - Mainland”. Could any UK guy check this for me or ask Amazon UK if they would chip the black(!) version to Germany? Thanks!
Don’t like the white one as it will get dirty very fast i guess. But i would like to buy some more black ones. But never ordered at amazon UK as normaly everything is available at amazon DE what i want. So can anyone help me there? Thank you!
If you have finished reading my review, you will know why i want another one
But maybe eufy will finally hurry up bringing their own solar panel with above mentioned and listed advantages on the market after they have seend and read this review
… review to be continued in the next part …
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