Outdoor Cam-Time it takes to recharge battery

Battery was at about 18%. Started recharging at about 9am. Still charging (light flashing) at 11 pm. It is supposed to charge a 0% battery in 4 hours, and the light is supposed to stop flashing. Is this normal to take so long???

Welcome to the Forum @goddi1!
What type of power adapter are you using? The cam requires a 5v charger and should have at least 2 amps. Hopefully you are using the supplied cable also. You can also charge using the base unit USB charging port.
If both these are met, and it still will not charge would suggest you contact Wyze Support, or
Live support is available:
+1-206-339-9646
Monday - Friday 5 am - 6 pm PT
Saturday 8 am - 4 pm PT

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Greetings,
I use the white cable that came with the cam and it has been plugged
into the USB port of my PC.
This morning, I plugged it in again to let it continue to charge. The
light continues to flash. According to your instructions, the flashing
light should stop flashing when it reaches 100%. This morning, I just
got a notice on my phone that the cam is at 100%, BUT the light is still
flashing.

So why is it taking just about an entire day to charge from about 18%
to 100%???
And, at 100%, the light is still flashing???
Gary Oddi

I had this issue too the first time I charged mine. I thought it was odd, I took it off the charger, checked the battery level. it stated it was at 100% so I took it out and started my mad scientist mode with it. every time I have charged it since then it has charged correctly and become a solid light when it was full. keep in mind that the power output on that USB port on your computer can vary, try using the port on the base just to stay with recommendation.

side note- I charge it a lot because I bought it mainly for using it as a remote time lapse camera.

if you are of a certain age you might remember that when you used to buy cell phones the batteries were kind of wonky the first and sometime second battery charge cycles. that’s kind of what I attributed it too and didn’t think much of it. if it is at 100% run as you would and let us know how it does on it’s second charge cycle when it needs it. I would take note of what % it is at when you begin the charge and then check it after a few hours ( around 4) and see how it is progressing. if it seems abnormally slow I would contact support and/ or send in logs as well. it’s possible this latest update may have/ will tweaked something too.

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The flashing light finally stopped flashing. It took over 12 hours to recharge the battery (from 18%).
Not good…

that was plugged into your computer correct?

Charging anything through your computer USB port will probably be slower than Just plugging it into a wall directly. It took mine maybe 2 hours to recharge from 0 at the wall outlet.

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I believe that @Mikebinder82 and @Bam are on the mark about using a pc USB port. It does usually provide a lower and inconsistent charge level. Just FYI, a Wyze Pan Cam adapter provides 2 amp, a V2 only 1 amp. The recommended is the base charger or equivalent at 2 amp. Next time you need to recharge, try the Base port and see if it isn’t faster.

If that continues, I would suggest contacting Wyze Support
Live support is available
+1-206-339-9646
Monday - Friday 5 am - 6 pm PT
Saturday 8 am - 4 pm PT

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Greetings,
Oh…I didn’t even know about recharging by using the Base Station. I
see the USB port. Thanks, next time I have to recharge it, I’ll give it
a try.
Much thanks…
Gary

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FYI: The specification for computer USB ports is to deliver 5V @ 500mA on USB Versions 1.0 & 2.0. In 2008 USB 3.0 deliver 5V @ 900mA.

Dedicated charger port (DCP) serve as a USB charger, delivering currents of 1,500mA and higher. To activate the DCP, the D- and D+ pins are internally connected by a resistor of 200 ohms or less. This distinguishes the DCP from the original USB ports that carry data.
Some Apple products limit the charge current by connecting different resistor values to the D+ and D- pins.

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Mine also charged forever the first time, even with a 2 amp charger. It never stopped blinking, but said 100%, so I continued with setup. Since then, many charges, it has done very quick. I was also using it as a time lapse since I could not get motion detection to work. The last update got the motion detection working, at close range only, so I’m using that mode now. After 3 days, still says like 98%, so that’s good. Just wish it could detect farther from the camera… about 10 feet, tops, with a person.

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is that with the sensitivity ALL the way up?

and silly but its not through a window or screen correct? no barriers to the person

Yes, that is straight to the person, no glass or anything but air between. Wish it was twice or more that. I’ve tested many times, that is what it is, unless somehow they can make the detection stronger. Got hope… Woody

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I bought the outdoor cam mainly for time lapses, but just tonight I set it up to hopefully capture some neighborhood squirrels I’m working on training (yes I’m a bit of a kook) so this will give me a chance to set up the detection and see how much I can play around with the sensitivity.

Shoot us some test videos if you want to, I know some of my fellow mavens have the outdoor cam as well and we could see if your experience compares to theirs and if not it’s possible maybe your sensor is bad in which case we can get you in touch with support and get it remedied quite fast. It doesn’t hurt to compare to others in situations like this though.