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Batteries seem to drain quicker when turned off (on idle). Does anyone know why?

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Dazza1975
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HI, my batteries seem to drain quicker when turned off (on idle) does anyone know why this is , when they are turned on, but not armed they seem to last longer .

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StephenB
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@Dazza1975 wrote:
No, I have three cameras, 2 idle one permanently on (this one lasts longer )

The cameras are maintaining a connection with the base station even when they are disarmed.  If that connection isn't solid, then the camera will search for the base whenever the connection drops - and that will use more power.

 

You might try swapping the cameras, and see if the problem is related to the location.

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StephenB
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@Dazza1975 wrote:
HI, my batteries seem to drain quicker when turned off (on idle) does anyone know why this is , when they are turned on, but not armed they seem to last longer .

Are you turning off the base station when the cameras are disarmed?

Dazza1975
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No, I have three cameras, 2 idle one permanently on (this one lasts longer )
StephenB
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@Dazza1975 wrote:
No, I have three cameras, 2 idle one permanently on (this one lasts longer )

The cameras are maintaining a connection with the base station even when they are disarmed.  If that connection isn't solid, then the camera will search for the base whenever the connection drops - and that will use more power.

 

You might try swapping the cameras, and see if the problem is related to the location.

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