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Power Consumption of Arlo Pro wire-free cameras

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What is the average power consumption for an Arlo Pro wireless camera? I am considering running several of my cameras from a 12V battery source by using a step-down module to convert to 5V.  I need to know how big of a battery to get in order to get several days of runtime from the battery. I understand that the power consumption changes based on the infrared LEDs being activated or the camera uploading footage. I just need a rough estimate. Thanks for the help in advance!

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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Using alternative/customized options to power your Arlo Pro cameras is not advised as it could potentially damage the camera, voiding the warranty.


Always use the included charging cable and Ac adapter to power/charge Arlo Pro cameras.