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Re: Outdoor power for arlo pro 2

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I’ve recently bought Arlo pro 2 cameras and my experience so far has not been great. One camera refuses to talk to the base (I’ve logged a support ticket and await a response) so I’ve only got one set up. Because of where it is (outdoors and up high) taking it down to recharge the battery regularly is not feasible. I considered getting a power bank but this won’t have the same voltage as mains power which I think is required for functions like activity zones, which I need. So my only option is a power cable to run underground and into my garage. For the life of me I can’t find a power cable of more than 5 metres. Does anyone know of one please? Would any Qualcomm cable work? So disappointed!

Model: VMB4500 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station

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Interesting on why one camera won't connect to the Base Station.

 

Why not run a long AC cable & then just buy the 5 meter/16 ft. cable that plugs into the camera & the other end plugs into an ac receptacle? You can test it with a long outdoor extension cord to make sure it works.

 

 

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Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station

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Interesting on why one camera won't connect to the Base Station.

 

Why not run a long AC cable & then just buy the 5 meter/16 ft. cable that plugs into the camera & the other end plugs into an ac receptacle? You can test it with a long outdoor extension cord to make sure it works.

 

 

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Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
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@billkex wrote:

 

Why not run a long AC cable

 That would work better than running a long USB charging cable.  The voltage drop though the USB cable would be a big problem.  Of course it does need to be safe (likely in a conduit).

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Thanks both for your answers. I didn’t think about thar before - but it does sound the easiest option! So I’ll order a long AC cable and do it that way. Thank you!!
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