Solar panel hooked up to trail cam

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Re: Solar panel hooked up to trail cam

Post by Springville Shooter » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:01 pm

Are these cameras set up for an external 12v power supply? I'm not familiar with trail cams, but I assumed that they ran on a battery pack of some sort?----------SS
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Re: Solar panel hooked up to trail cam

Post by PhillyB » Thu May 27, 2010 7:41 pm

Shooter- Sorry for taking so long in getting back to this thread...

Here is what l have... ... hasJS=true

This is what i had in mind for running as a solar panel ... 41427.html

The Game cam has a hookup for an auxiliary 12v source...

l have access to using batteries of this sort

I have the thought of hooking up a 6V battery wired to the 12v Auxiliary port, then using the solar panel to trickle charge the 6v battery during the day.

What are your thoughts...
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Re: Solar panel hooked up to trail cam

Post by BrianAnderson » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:30 am

Springville Shooter wrote:I can help you with a solar panels if you want, I work with them all the time. I have used the small panels from harbor freight and I would assume that they would provide plenty of power to maintain a small battery plant that would run your camera forever. Just to be safe, it would be good to get the current rate of your camera to find out how robust the system would need to be. One thing to remember is that panels must have full sunlight to provide anywhere near their rated output. I would also add a small inexpensive regulator to protect the electronics in your camera.--------SS
hello friend can you share some more information about the solar panels system you are using? I am looking to install solar panels for fulfilling my home energy needs so please help with some useful details..

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