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Sat, Oct 24, 2020 7:23 PM

Camera Power Requirement

How much current does the Simplicam draw when in use?  I am thinking of using a battery and converter at a remote location to power the camera. This will help me determine how big the battery needs to be.

Also, does a Simplicam work as a standalone camera without the base station? I would like to experiment with one before I purchase a full system.

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2 y ago

Good question.

Never checked the power draw since mine are all mains powered through the adapter.

The cams do not work through the base so in that regard they are separate. However,  I know they don't work outside the SS ecosystem e.g. won't feed video to a non-SS app/system. But, never have tried using the SS app for just cameras with no base/no SS account so can't say what happens in that case.

217 Messages

2 y ago

I measured this.

https://www2.simplisafe.com/forum/customer-support-forum/installing-and-using-simplisafe/powering-simplicam-from-a-bat