Re: Solar Panel Charger (VMA6500) wont charge Floodlight 3
Hi, Did you place the solar panel where you receive sunlight vs just daylight? I have two of these and just having it outside aiming it the best you can is not sufficient without being in the path of where the sun shines. The one I have where the sun shines charges 4-10% a day and the one hanging from my gable on the opposite side of my house does not get a charge (This is also the side we can't grow plants on due to lack of direct sunlight). We are going to try and move the camera and panel around to the side of my house to see if that is sufficient for a charge, otherwise we will have to return that one.
It's been almost a month since I moved the solar around to the side of my house. It now is in the path of sunlight and it's amazing! It actually does better than my other one now. It is staying at 100% almost all the time now, while my other one is more like 95-96% (in dreary New England in December). Before the Solar I was going down 3-8% a day due to activity. Definitely look into where the path of the sun shines and don't just place it outside thinking that is enough.