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Re: Solar panel to allow look back?

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Are there any solar chargers that are powerful enough to enable look back on the Arlo cameras?

Has anyone had any luck with these?
Model: VMC5040 | Arlo Ultra Add-On Camera
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In principle, a solar panel combined with a storage battery will work. If you use a USB power bank for the battery, note that some of them will shut off if the current used is too low, potentially causing problems using them for Arlo.

 

I have a V88 from Voltaic that works with the Pro2. I haven't tried it with the Ultra though. When plugged into the V88 battery, a Pro 2 thinks it's on AC power, so activity zones and CVR can be enabled. The V88 pack is 88 Watt-hrs.  I don't know if that's enough to sustain CVR 24/7, but the V88 powered a Pro2 with activity zones and 3-second look-back and used about 25% of the battery in 24 hours.

 

The V88 battery includes a built-in MPPT solar charge controller, so you can plug a solar panel into it while using the battery to keep it charged up.

 

https://voltaicsystems.com/v88/

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