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Re: pjthompson64, Battery life is dependent on several fact...

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pjthompson64
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I have three Arlo Pro 3 cameras running on battery. For one of the cameras, I have to change out the battery approximately every three weeks.  I realize battery life can vary quite a bit, but having a "6 month" battery last less than a month seems like false advertising to me!

JamesC
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pjthompson64,

 

Battery life is dependent on several factors. High camera usage and poor signal strength could cause the battery to drain faster than expected.

 

How often does the camera live stream or detect motion?

What does the signal strength icon show for the camera and how far away from the SmartHub is it located?

 

JamesC

 

 

pjthompson64
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James

 

Thanks for the prompt reply.  The camera is located on the middle floor of a 3-floor townhome. The hub is currently on the bottom level, although I plan to move it this weekend.  That camera does get the most motion alerts, as it is in the front of the house. We don't live stream it frequently or for very long. I understand it not lasting 6 months under high usage, but less than a month seems at best misleading.

K80Shooter
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Why not just run it off a/c power? That's how I have mine.

ErikaJackson
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Interesting stuff to read. Keep it up.

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