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MikeMcQ1
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How's the drain on your floodlight Cam? I replaced a pro 2 camera with the pro 3 floodlight Cam in the same location. The pro 2 would last for several months. The floodlight Cam is barely lasting 3 days, and that's WITH the pro 3 solar panel connected!

I've got a northern exposure location with no shade and sunlight the entire day. And yet this camera is depleting about 25% a day.
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MarkRJ
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You should be able to resolve this by performing a factory reset and reclaiming the device. To factory reset following these steps:

-Remove the floodlight from your mobile app by navigating to Settings > My Devices > select your floodlight > Remove Device

-Press and hold the sync button until the amber LED flashes 3 times

-The camera will reboot and should then be ready again for installation.

ArloUser71
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Completed the factory reset on the camera however the battery is steady going down a few percentage points every day with maybe one or two activities. It shows it is charging but it never goes up.
MarkRJ
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make sure the solar panel is positioned to get direct sunlight for as many hours of the day as possible. There is a great phone app that helps you angle the solar panel for optimum exposure. It is called Simply Solar, Download from your App Store it is free. You can select a timeframe for how to position it. From 1day to 6 months. I guess the only other thing I might try is relocating the solar panel if possible to increase direct sunlight. South facing is best. I had 32 video clips recorded today and still at 100% battery. 

the last thing is to make sure you have a good WiFi signal strength. If it is too weak then it can run down the battery too

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