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Old 10-05-2020, 09:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone send me a link to what solar panel and battery they are using to keep them running? I知 tired of throwing money away on lithium batteries every week! I have the link micro ($100 ones). Thanks!
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Can someone send me a link to what solar panel and battery they are using to keep them running? I知 tired of throwing money away on lithium batteries every week! I have the link micro ($100 ones). Thanks!
Every week? I have the link micro and use regular alkalines and they last about 3 months.
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Every week? I have the link micro and use regular alkalines and they last about 3 months.
They did last a lil longer before it got cold but once it turned cooler it sucks up battery life.
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I tried Lithium batteries several times but always went back to quality alkaline. I think the cold affects Lithium batteries more.
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I tried Lithium batteries several times but always went back to quality alkaline. I think the cold affects Lithium batteries more.
That may be true. I致e never actually used regular batteries at all in these cameras, always lithium. I値l try that this week and see. Thanks!
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Solar is fine, but a high capacity rechargeable battery is easier to work with and lasts a LONG time.

ammo box https://www.harborfreight.com/030-Ca...Box-63135.html

12v 15Ah battery https://www.ebay.com/itm/Neptune-12V.../293506112863? Most of the premade kits only have 7-10Ah batteries. The 15Ah will last much longer.

cable https://www.herd360.com/collections/...m-x-2-1mm-plug

If you have a little DIY in you, you can make your own cable for a couple bucks rather than buying the herd360 product for $15. If I was only making 1 or 2, I would get the herd360 cable just for simplicity.

Recharge it with a standard battery charger.

The DIY method will last much longer under a heavy pic count. However, if you want a total solar kit with no assembly required, the Elusive Wildlife panel is the best alternative on the market now. https://elusivewildlife.com/shop/kil...ower-pack.html
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Solar is fine, but a high capacity rechargeable battery is easier to work with and lasts a LONG time.

ammo box https://www.harborfreight.com/030-Ca...Box-63135.html

12v 15Ah battery https://www.ebay.com/itm/Neptune-12V.../293506112863? Most of the premade kits only have 7-10Ah batteries. The 15Ah will last much longer.

cable https://www.herd360.com/collections/...m-x-2-1mm-plug

If you have a little DIY in you, you can make your own cable for a couple bucks rather than buying the herd360 product for $15. If I was only making 1 or 2, I would get the herd360 cable just for simplicity.

Recharge it with a standard battery charger.

The DIY method will last much longer under a heavy pic count. However, if you want a total solar kit with no assembly required, the Elusive Wildlife panel is the best alternative on the market now. https://elusivewildlife.com/shop/kil...ower-pack.html
Randy I知 extremely lazy this time of year and I知 looking for a quick fix.

The elusive panel is cheaper than the others I致e looked into.

Thanks for the links!
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I’ve had 4 micros out since September with lithium’s and they are still 70%.. now that’s not on a feeder though.. the 12v rechargeable battery pack that SPYPOINT sells is good though .. use it on my link evos .. can’t speak to the solar panel.. shouldn’t need one with the 12v
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