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Will cameras run on 2 batteries?

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stpeter Follower
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I read in a review that Arlo cameras will run on 2 batteries but without night vision.  I don't need the night vision feature for our application and would like to conserve batteries if possible.  If this will work, which 2 battery positions should be used for this?

Noel_Flantier Tutor
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It'll work, however with low battery level and without night vision as you said. I don't recommend you to do it as the motion sensor might also be affected and not detect motion that well

Guru TomMac Guru
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stpeter wrote:

I read in a review that Arlo cameras will run on 2 batteries but without night vision.  I don't need the night vision feature for our application and would like to conserve batteries if possible.  If this will work, which 2 battery positions should be used for this?


The Arlo cam will run on 2 cells ( the two sets are basically in parallel to double the available current ).

 

It will NOT conserve batteries if run on just 2.  The IR is NOT disabled on 2 cells and the camera will function but for a MUCH shorter time as the current draw is to high for just 2 cells.

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Sincity Guide
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Does this mean in theory it will run on a 5V USB phone charger if I can solder the AC adapter leads onto the board?

Guru TomMac Guru
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OEM batteries are 3.2v each for 6.4v and rechargeables are 4.2v for 8.4v

I think you be a bit low as usb is just 5

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^Tks. For some reason, I thought they were 1.5v volts each.