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« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2016, 05:24:29 PM »

I need 4G
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« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2016, 06:01:43 PM »

Ow I forgot the 4G.

Would be good if the trail cams could also connect
to the internet via wifi like the IP cams do,
then you'd only need one sim card in
one hotspot router for them all.
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« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2016, 09:20:05 PM »

Unfortunately the tree cams cant wifi so need their own sim card

The 2 cheap ones I ordered never turned up - surprise surprise...........

I got a refund and bought a wifi cam instead. It should be here next couple days

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« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2016, 04:14:05 PM »

Cool, cam's coming...how about some scary signs as well?

How big is the local area population? It's hard to hide in a small town.



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« Reply #49 on: June 21, 2016, 05:45:14 PM »

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HAHAHAHA love it  sign10  HAHAHA Boobs

With your permission Cooter I might just use that

Could all be in vein however - Im not sure the thieves can even read

Only small population in the area - mostly grey nomads passing through

If I have some photos of the perp or perps I can take them to the pub - someone will tell me who it is.
I am pretty sure I already know who it is but need some proof

Camera turned up today - looks like a cute little alien hehe laughing7
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« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2016, 06:25:18 PM »

Camera turned up already?  confused2
Must have been an Aussie seller?

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« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2016, 07:38:04 PM »

Yer i like that 1     laughing7

Yer camera was from NSW. Bought SD card today and looking at the 5V battery pack available for about $20 on ebay with 2 usb outputs
How many amps do you reckon I will need to charge one of them up?   Solar chargable ?? icon_cheers

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Portable-5V-2A-Mobile-Power-Supply-USB-Battery-Charger-18650-Box-w-Dual-Output-/381468977087?var=&hash=item58d152a7bf:m:mdV7H1yobVWnC05hXFCajbA

wow $6.84
and if I buy a pink one no body will want to be seen with it  Tears

or what about AA battery pack....     http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/High-Quality-5V-2A-LCD-18650-Power-Bank-Battery-Box-Charger-For-iPhone-Samsung-/201575795689?var=&hash=item2eeeda8be9:i:201575795689
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« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2016, 07:49:53 PM »

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Genuine-Xiaomi-5V-2A-10000mAh-USB-External-Phone-Power-Bank-Battery-Charger-/331751641831?hash=item4d3df052e7:g:yJwAAOSwuYVWmPeq

actually more like this 1. I have seen cheaper model

didnt realise the last link was just for an empty box      Smoking

How much are rechargeable lithium AA batteries ?
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« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2016, 08:53:16 PM »

Yeah stuff those cases without battery's. AA's range in price and aren't worth it.

Here's a 50000mAh battery bank like what I have, is larger with batteries in it for $23

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/50000-20000-12000mAh-Power-Bank-Battery-Chargers-For-Samsung-iPhone-Mobile-phone-/141524209206?var=&hash=item20f3800e36:m:mpn1B5uCJjR0bt3jBEsxxbg

If the camera is using 1 amp per hour, you want the charging source to be replacing that 1amp
PLUS a bit more in store for the night cycle when there's no charging.

Yet ya only have maybe 1amp at 5v with those 9 cells. My guess is that eventually the battery
will fall behind at night, but start again after an hour or so of sun the next day.

I'd still be looking for some old heavy metal box to chain mount to a tree or such,
putting two car batteries in series in it (24v) with a control charger
(I have one here you can have) and sticking your good large 24v panel up a tree, roof or post
with a couple of Jaycar 5v socket do-dars hanging off the 12v battery's.

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« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2016, 09:51:51 PM »

Yer as long as it can start itself up again when the sun comes up should be ok. Dont really need surveillance at 4am if the battery lasts till then

If it all gets stolen, 2 car batteries are worth more than $23 for the power bank         tongue1

Will I need to buy a diode to stop battery discharge at night time?

Damn you free electricity - why are you so complicated and expensive..... protest
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« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2016, 10:16:42 AM »

It would be handy if you could read the actual current being drawn by the camera and the dongle.

I say this as the rated power draw printed on a lot of consumer gear is "worst case" and the actual draw can vary considerably from that.

It may even be less than half the printed draw and only spike when the thing is maxxed out and busy for example, so you may just have enough power after all.

Just a thought.

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« Reply #56 on: June 22, 2016, 02:09:17 PM »

Ow, I thought you'd have plenty of old car batteries from the wreckers.

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Will I need to buy a diode to stop battery discharge at night time?

Those black battery banks have inbuilt dieloads, errr, diodes.
Import thing is to make sure the devices only get 5v dc.

Margaret that  Wood Chopping

I got the multimeter out today to measure the cameras draw, but
the only spare cam power cord I had to splice into was rooted.


Those black battery banks will charge while outputting at the same time.
Not sure what my camera is drawing yet, but my little solar cells do
about 150mAh (cloudy today so less) will end up loosing in the long run.
I'll leave it on for as long as possible.
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« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2016, 03:08:25 PM »

How do I quote just one line and not the whole post?

Im not at the wreckers Cooter - I do get a few batteries but can always resell them for $25 or so.
I cant use old fucked batteries that cant be trusted to keep my system alive.

I reckon ur right  Wood Chopping
Cooters cam says 2A but will run on just 1A. I wonder if it draws the full 2A if its moving and recording at the same time.

My camera has SD card and remote viewing photos, and the best feature is 2way voice comms so if I see someone I can yell at them remotely

Guess I will need to get a  Desk Mic for the computer - not sure how it works using the phone - uses phone mic? confused4
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« Reply #58 on: June 22, 2016, 03:42:45 PM »

Cooter, you should drop over with the camera so we can measure the power draw etc, besides you are overdue for your regular equipment checkup  Tears

Busy tomorrow, but as far as I know Friday is cool,

Best message me to make sure though as I never know whats going on anymore.  Grandpa

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« Reply #59 on: June 24, 2016, 03:37:41 PM »

Margette that  Wood Chopping

Still laying in bed with a headache waiting for some folks to pick their  Mowing up.
(bubble is bone dry. an oily rag wont even start it today)

You'd be right 7, when turning the cam etc it would use more power.

My test failed with the 100mHa cells..lol, more going out than going in was bound to do that.
Took most of the day to charge the battery bank back up with a 500mHa wall charger.

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