Hey all (especially @Tim),
I had my camera down for some time, but then charged it up and reinstalled at the front door. It’s been up for 12 days and now I’m getting the annoying battery warning indicators. If I understood Tim correctly, The 6 month battery life was based on 20 activations per day. Well, that would be roughly 3,600 activations, and I’m confident there were not 300 activations per day!
So, what do we do now?
I received the second camera and finally got it activated and installed out back, so I will have to compare the two. Is there an easy way to assess activity, like an activation counter?
Regardless, 11 days till the battery starts to fail is obviously unacceptable–it seems the battery is, indeed, failing. That’s actually why I removed the camera and installed another one. I know the camera lights are not an issue because it’s located directly next to my front porch light and the onboard lights never turn on.
What is the answer here? Is there testing I should do? My solar panel is not even plugged in because of the control oversight. 11 days and I’m at the 1 red bar-that sucks!