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Re: Rechargeable batteries for use with Arlo cameras

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Alpo
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Does anyone have experience with or thoughts about the EdisonBright batteries?  These are now on amazon for $20 for a 4 pack, which is about 1/2 the price of Nitecores.  

 

https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-EdisonBright-rechargeable-protected-batteries/dp/B016R53ASA/

 

Here are the specs from the webpage:

 

Specification
Battery Size: 16340 (RCR123A)
Chemistry: Li-ion
Voltage: 3.7V
Capacity: 650mAh
Charge current: 325mA (0.5C)
Maximum Charge Current: 650mA (1C)
Maximum Discharge Current: 1500mA (2C)
Diameter: 0.66" (16.8mm)
Height: 1.32" (33.7mm)
Weight: 0.56 oz (16g)

Features:
500 recharge cycles
Triple over-heat protection
Over-discharge protection
High capacity at low temperature (-10°C)
Higher capacity and lower weight than other rechargeable batteries
Higher energy density
Free from leakage of Liquid Electrolyte

 

From the price history, this looks like a great deal for these: http://camelcamelcamel.com/Genuine-EdisonBright-rechargeable-protected-batteries/product/B016R53ASA

 

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
TomMac
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Just check the overall length... some cells are to long as allowed by makers variances.

So mic a set of OEMs and compare.

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Vallorie
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Ok please tell me exactly what to buy - I thought we could not use rechargeable batteries - I read this earlier when I first brought my cameras -- so if I buy Nitecore - what exactly am I buying and where am I buying them from - it is CR 123?  it comes with rechargeable battery unit -- how much?  I am ready to buy batteries now and rechargeable unit?

 

Vallorie

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Pet1700
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Please read my earlier post a page or 2 back. I added additional info on excellent prices from Light junction. Com and my eagletec Rcr123a batteries along with nitecore I4 charger. You ha e to remember that rechargeable batteries need to have protection built in. Only 3 brands have shown to have excellent performance and reliability including nitecore and eagletec. Shop only from authorized retailers like Light junction to avoid fakes. After that, enjoy arlo system without worrying about battery life, as these batteries could be recharged up to 500 times... 😊
Pet1700
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If it was not for rechargeable batteries... My arlo would have been returned already... Oem batteries lasted only a month... So a month or even less on rechargeable batteries is no big deal, as quick few hours and they are fully charged and ready. No additional cost to me. I wish Netgear would partner with one of these battery companies and release a rechargeable kit... Even if lower battery life, people would love it. Would be much easier to buy as well.
Vallorie
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I posted the strengths left on batteries -- over 60% only the basement is gone completely - so do I need to change all batteries

 

Vallorie

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Vallorie
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I have no idea what OEMs mean

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Vallorie
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One page two - I have no idea how to get back to page 2

 

Vallorie

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Pet1700
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You need to learn how to use Google to research.

OEM means original equipment manufacturer.
Pet1700
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No, only the battery that is dead. Come on...
Vallorie
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You said OH COME ON - I wrote that because in the Manual  IT SAYS CHANGE ALL BATTERIES AT THE SAME TIME - that is why I asked ==

 

Vallorie

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Vallorie
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I know how to use the search engine - I only asked a question -- if you have a problem with me asking DON'T RESPOND - also you need to know not everyone is computer savvy - some folks can be older on this sight and just don't know -- so be polite and answer the questions or just don't respond

 

Vallorie

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Vallorie
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I am going to this site - Light junction.com and order eagletec Rcr123a batteries along with nitecore I4 charger.  Thank you.

 

 

Vallorie

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Vallorie
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went to LightJunction and saw this one which appears to have longer life and cheaper though out of stock - any reason why you did not get this brand

 

Olight ORB-186P34 3400mAh 18650 Specification:

  • Olight 18650 3.7V Protected Li-ion rechargeable batteries.
  • Maximum Charge: 3600mAh
  • Maximum Discharge: 4200mAh
  • Charge Current: 1700mA
  • Charging Cycle: 500 charges
  • Voltage: 3.6V
  • Chemistry: Li-ion
  • Weight: 49 gram
  • Dimension: 18.6 mm x 69.5 mm

Vallorie

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Pet1700
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Olight is great too. It was out of stock for a long time. If it is cheaper than eagletec or nitecore, go with those. They are excellent. Olight, nitecore, and eagletec are the only batteries recommended for arlo for rechargeables.
Vallorie
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wow that is a great price re rechargeable on Amazon - I am gonna goggle reviews

 

Vallorie

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
ctrack
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Vallorie, I had good success with Olights, I ordered then from BatteryJunction.  Prices are very reasonable there.  The Charger, NiteCore D4, I got from Amazon.  It's been a good combination.  

Vallorie
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I just ordered the Edison Bright batteries and recharger -- this is a great deal and the has good reviews - get it while it is HOT!!

 

Vallorie

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Pet1700
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Where did you find reviews on these batteries with results in Arlo? When you get yours, could you post your results. It would be great to have a forth option for battery choice.
jguerdat
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Read the specs on the 18650 - they're more the size of a AA in length. No way they'll fit in Arlo. You need 16340.

alganon
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I beleive they are 18mm X 65mm (18650) as opposed to 16mm X 34mm  (16340)   I think Tesla use several thousand in each car .

 

Alg. 

Vallorie
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OK I cancelled my order on Amazon re EdisonBright - just in time

 

Vallorie

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Vallorie
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ok great - thank you - getting Olights at Junction Battery then

 

Vallorie

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Vallorie
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I just received this info from EdisonBright through Amazon -- this is what they said re batteries

 

n Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 1:47 PM, EdisonBright® - Amazon Marketplace

<0yyy554t7g1k8cd@marketplace.amazon.com> wrote:

Hi, Order is cancelled. However as per our knowledge, many customers use them for Arlo cameras. Could you please let us know the source for this information just for our knowledge. Thank you.

 

Vallorie

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Pet1700
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Specs of Edison should fit...

Specification
Battery Size: 16340 (RCR123A)
Chemistry: Li-ion
Voltage: 3.7V
Capacity: 650mAh
Charge current: 325mA (0.5C)
Maximum Charge Current: 650mA (1C)
Maximum Discharge Current: 1500mA (2C)
Diameter: 0.66" (16.8mm)
Height: 1.32" (33.7mm)
Weight: 0.56 oz (16g)