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Re: Arlo Pro - short battery life

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jeffwmcmillan Follower
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I have an Arlo pro on my front door and only get ~3 days of battery life. My video setting is "optimized" and I turned audio off completely to see if it helped (it didn't). Record time is 10 seconds. 

 

I understand that if there is alot of traffic it will shorten the batter life, but not down to three days (from 4 - 6 months). I have two batteries and they both have the same issue. Any suggestions?

 

BTW Arlo - you need to release an AC powered camera!!!!!!!

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
Guru jguerdat Guru
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The Pro camera can be AC powered. Outdoors is an issue for weatherproofing but it's been done.

The bigger issue is the short battery life in the first place. How many total minutes per day of recording and live viewing are you using?
paul1879 Aspirant
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I have the same thing. Lasts about 2 days. Optimized settings. A camera further away does not have the same problem.

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
Guru jguerdat Guru
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Swap the cameras around to see if the issue stays with the camera or the location.

paul1879 Aspirant
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Trying that. Support had me start that yesterday.

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
DaimYar Aspirant
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I have two cameras at my store and there is heavy trafic. The batteries are died after 3 days.
I just changed them 100% and after about 2 hours chargers are showing about 85%
I think at leas they suppose to come with two alternative charger cable so I could leave them plug in all them time.
Also the mounts are not strong and steady on the wall each time we want to plunge the cable we afrade them to fall 😞
Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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Techlore Apprentice
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Draining your batteries in two days is really fast, I'd look into contacting support or changing your settings around to something a little more manageable. 

 

I don't know your exact situation or setup, but to me it sounds like you might benefti from the solar panel from NETGEAR. You can also get a power adapter(wired solution if it's a better fit).

Button44 Aspirant
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Disappointed with battery life. Can I keep it plugged in all the time?
Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
Guru jguerdat Guru
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Yes although it depends on where it is installed.  The outdoor power supply has been pulled so a camera mounted outdoors would be an issue.