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Moneybrawler
Tutor
Tutor

Can these cameras be place uncovered and survive in the rain?

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Dinerve
Apprentice
Apprentice

Moneybrawler wrote:

Can these cameras be place uncovered and survive in the rain?


Hey there,

 

I currently live in Ireland, it rains most of the time and went through a couple of severe storms, no issues whatsoever, got 2 cameras wall mounted outside and they've been working perfectly fine.

 

I read somehwere they have an IPX5 rating, which provides enough protection for the below as per the wiki page here:

 

5

Water jetsWater projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.Test duration: 1 minute per square meter for at least 3 minutes

Water volume: 12.5 litres per minute
Pressure: 30 kPa at distance of 3 m

hokeysmoke
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

I've had them for nearly two years in rainy Oregon and have had no problems.  I have five cameras outdoors without any protection.  Make sure you bring the cameras indoors to dry out when you change the batteries, just like any waterproof camera.

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TomMac
Guru Guru
Guru

As an extra measure, a small wipe of silicon grease on the sealing oring  helps make the cam water tight

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buton
Initiate
Initiate

this is great to know they have survied. I have them outside but they will not get that wet. is good to know you can put it anyware