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Device Warm Up After Sub Zero Temp

It’s late January in Northern WI. Temps can consistently reach below -4F operating limitiations. Can I leave device outside in -15F or greater without damaging? Noticed device quit working around -4F. At what temp will device begin to operate again? Does it need room temp to warm back up, or will it operate again at lets say 2 degrees? Thanks!

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Device Warm Up After Sub Zero Temp

No harm, no foul. The camera will start operating again on it's own when it warms up. I don't know how much hysteresis is built in but I think a few degrees above -4F will allow the camera to operate again. I have one offline right now due to cold and will be watching to see when it recovers.

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Device Warm Up After Sub Zero Temp

No harm, no foul. The camera will start operating again on it's own when it warms up. I don't know how much hysteresis is built in but I think a few degrees above -4F will allow the camera to operate again. I have one offline right now due to cold and will be watching to see when it recovers.

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I was wondering about this myself.  Glad I don't have to bring them in.

Cold Arlo.JPGCold Arlo

 

Model: VMC4030 | Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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Really looking for the operating range, temperature wise.  My cameras are easy to take down and I would prefer that to waiting until noon each day for the things to turn on.

Model: VMC4030 | Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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It is up to -9 here and one out of the three cameras is working again.

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Found the manual on the Arlo site.  Range for my Arlo is -4 to 113F.

 

It is currently -8 where I live. 

I guess just a minor annoyance of not having a live powered  camera system which would likely have a built-in heater for the camera.  Since it is probably <-4 just a couple of days a year, I'll deal with it.  If I was in need of 24x7 camera communication, Arlo wouldn't work for me.

Model: VMC4030 | Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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Depending on your needs, a Q camera might be useful since it can detect motion through a window.

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I have  cameras outside.  It is -23f and only the camers that is pulgged in with the battery removed is working. So maybe the answer is if possible plug the camera in. However, I have not tested it with the battery in and plugged in yet. 

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
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Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like the lithium battery is the culprit.
I specifically bought these cameras to run off a battery...no easy way to bring power. For all the positives, I can deal with no camera 1% of the time.
Stay warm, -22 where I am!
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Re: Device Warm Up After Sub Zero Temp

Same here in Chi-Town
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