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Re: Keep or remove the batteries

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Micky18
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Hello again. Thank you in advance for trying to help.

So in my setup, certain cameras are really hard to access. I have decided to leave them plugged in at all times. I purchased two brands of outdoor power cords (just to try), wraped the connection with electric tape and put a sleeve on it. 

I know it is not the ideal scenario for these cameras but it is what it is. 

My question is: leave the batteries in or not? Would be nice if there was a power outtage and it could run on batteries for a bit. 

Those cameras will never be used without power, so i am not worried about in the future the batteries not holding the charge for long, but in the future, will the batteries hold any charge at all? Lets say for an hour even? Or best to simply remove it?

Again, thank you.

 


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TomMac
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The short answer is it should cause no issues to leave in.

 

The batteries in the Pro/Pro2 will only really charge to 80% while in the camera ( tho they read 100% charged )... this is so the batteries do not get overcharged and it's a good level to sit long term with external power.

 

 

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TomMac
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The short answer is it should cause no issues to leave in.

 

The batteries in the Pro/Pro2 will only really charge to 80% while in the camera ( tho they read 100% charged )... this is so the batteries do not get overcharged and it's a good level to sit long term with external power.

 

 

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billkex
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I have 2 cameras that are plugged in, I just leave the batteries in them, I figured the batteries are a backup if the power goes out.
Anyone else?
Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
Streak2
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Providing you have backup power for the base as well as your internet router then yes leaving the batteries in will be useful during a power failure.

Micky18
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Thank you.

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