DIY Weatherproof Enclosure and battery operated

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#1

Picture #1 - Front of enclosure

Picture #2 - Back of enclosure

Picture #3 - Sample picture

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#2

Cool. If you have somewhere to mount the box that can be backwired, you could combine it with something like this:

and have a permanent waterproof installation. I would only be concerned about excessive heat buildup in the summer.


#3

Yes, the enclosure can be mounted to any standard single gang electrical box.


#4

In my humble opinion, the enclosure is not sealed enough to create an over heating problem. In other words, it’s loose enough to ‘breath.’


#5

Thank you for sharing! What kind of battery is that & how long is the battery life, please?


#6

The battery is a standard USB backup battery.

Here is a link to it:

I am testing to see how long the battery life is and will post my results.


#7

#8

Did you figure out how long the charge lasts using the battery pack?

 


#9

Looks like night vision infrared sensors don’t have an issue with the plastic encapsulation – I was about to try this (glass doesn’t work, just try to point your Wyzecam at a window).

I was thinking about putting a Wyzecam in one of these round domes, for instance something like:

https://www.amazon.com/Camera-Housing-Cover-Plastic-Security/dp/B01EYDBY08/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1522085439&sr=8-3&keywords=camera+dome+cover&dpID=41YtApuJgBL&preST=SY300_QL70&dpSrc=srch

Has anybody tried this? Any issues with overheating?

Thanks,

Filip


#10

Single pane windows will work. But, I have double-pane windows.


#11

I have single pane and it won’t work. Dang!


#12

I used a rubber ring, which is placed in between the camera and the enclosure, to prevent any reflections from the IR LEDs.


#13

So did you figure out how long does the USB battery last with the Wyzecam?


#14

It’s a 2200 mah battery and it last for ~4 hours.


#15

Wow, that is short :frowning:
Have to figure a way with RickO’s idea some how.

Thanks for the quick response.


#16

I had all of the bells and whistles turned (auto night vision, continuous recording…). You probable will get better time by adjusting the settings.

Good Luck!


#17

We are working along the same lines. I’m currently rnning a camera off a RAV 22000mAH power bank (lasts for about 30 hours continuous). Next step is to check the power bank’s recharge rate (5V 2.4A) and then hook it up to a 10Watt solar panel. I’m in agreement with the plastic enclosure (GoPro). Also, I’m using an Ubiquiti wifi router to communicate with the camera - so far 200 feet is okay.


#18

Where did you get the rubber ring?

I can’t seem to narrow it down or come up with any good result when I try to search for some.


#19

I got mine at Home Depot in the plumbing section. It’s a replacement ‘o’ ring for a faucet.

Good Luck!


#20

Awesome. Thank you.

It’s been driving me nuts.

I was searching for the last 3 days and the alternatives where rings for $10-$20 per ring and I was like “No freaking way I’m paying as much as I did for the darn camera”