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eseaton

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Need battery powered cameras
« on: December 14, 2010, 11:36:40 AM »

To have the ultimate convenience for permanent or temporary installation, battery power source for cameras would be very nice.
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Brian H

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Re: Need battery powered cameras
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 11:41:42 AM »

Well X10 does make one but it is not for long duration On times.
The ZB10A runs on four AA batteries and lasts about four hours.
http://kbase.x10.com/wiki/ZB10A
A heavier duty one would be nice.
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troll334

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Re: Need battery powered cameras
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 11:43:39 AM »

You could do that today. You just couldn't have more than one X10 camera running at the same time on a
single channel (frequency) talking to a single video receiver. The X10 cams require powerline commands to
switch on/off allowing various cameras to be displayed in your installation; again, one at a time.
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eseaton

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Re: Need battery powered cameras
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 11:56:22 AM »

How about a way to add a solar charger?
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troll334

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Re: Need battery powered cameras
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 01:03:42 PM »

Oh yeah, search this forum. One of the X10 geeks here has already done it.
My wish list includes a 7Ah gel cel out in the mailbox with a 12V .1A panel feeding that.
On the inside, I'll have an appliance module to which an X10 video sender/receiver pair will connect.
That setup allows me to send the video on a channel that my three cams are not using now, and control the feed
by turning the sender/receiver pair on/off as needed (to repeat the signal on the channel I need).
The mailbox cam will always be transmitting but unless the sender/receiver pair is turned on, nothing will interfere
with the other three cams controlled by AHP and the CM15.
Oh, lots of fun.
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HA Dave

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Re: Need battery powered cameras
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 01:10:58 PM »

How about a way to add a solar charger?

I ran a camera on a solar [maintenance] charged robotic device... as a way to have a mobile camera setup. The X10 cameras run well on 12 Volts DC. I used a car remote lock/starter/alarm type device to control on and off (and reduce power drain).
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