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12V with Camera #8308814 06/30/21 02:53 PM
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Anyone use external 12V hookups with their deer cams? I just picked up a couple at a garage sale and haven't tried them out yet. Any pros/cons?

Re: 12V with Camera [Re: Texican] #8310309 07/02/21 02:08 AM
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I use external 12V batteries w/solar panels on my cameras, what a game changer! We have a pretty high deer density so I tend to get tons of pics and video. Got really expensive buying those energized lithium batteries, so I made the swap!

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I use HME solar box and have had great success! [Linked Image]

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These are similar, but do not have the solar panel.

https://www.stealthcam.com/12v-battery-box/


Maybe I should invest in adding the solar panel to them. I assume just the box with no solar panel will still last longer than AA batteries, but not sure yet.

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Battery will go pretty quick without solar panel if taking a lot of pics.

Re: 12V with Camera [Re: Texican] #8321794 07/15/21 03:35 PM
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agreed with MoTex. I run cams all year round with the HME solar panel box without changing the battery.

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