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Solar panel VMA4600 with Arlo Pro 3?

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Walter_I
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Hello,

 

I currently have a system with 3 Arlo Pro cameras, one of which is attached to a VMA4600 solar panel.

I would like to upgrade that camera to an Arlo Pro 3, which I see is compatible with my base station (VMB4000r3), however, I read that the solar panel is *not* compatible with Arlo Pro 3 cameras.

 

Is there really no way to use them together? Consider that I get enough power that the camera is almost always at 100% charge, so even if Arlo Pro 3 consumes more, I would expect it to get plenty of power anyway. 

What is the reason why the VMA4600 is not compatible with the Arlo Pro 3? Is there any workaround?

 

Thanks,

Walter

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jguerdat
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No reasonable workaround since the older cameras use a microUSB  connection and the Ultra/Pro 3/Pro 3 floodlight all use a magnetic connection.

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jguerdat
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No reasonable workaround since the older cameras use a microUSB  connection and the Ultra/Pro 3/Pro 3 floodlight all use a magnetic connection.

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Walter_I
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Thank you. So there's no adapter micro-USB to magnetic?

I guess the magnetic connector is proprietary?

jguerdat
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Correct.

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