Using a different USB power adapter

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#1

I need to plug a camera into a small area and need to use a shorter/different adapter. Is there any problem with using a USB adapter plug that is designed for cell phone/device charging? Anything special I need to consider?

#2

The adapter that comes with Wyzecam is 1 Amp (1000 mA). The adapter you substitute should be the same or greater. I doubt you will find a cellphone adapter that’s lower power, but there are a few 500 mA ones out there.

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#3

Thanks!

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#4

I have kind of same question with specific information. I have adapter which outputs 12V, 1.5A.

Would it work with Wyze Cam v2?
If so, how many Wyze Cam v2 I can run simultaneously from the adapter?

#5

These cams need FIVE VOLTS (5V DC)
Twelve volts would undoubtedly kill any 5-volt device very quickly.
DO NOT connect!

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#6

You need a 12V to USB converter. One example of many available here:

It should power 3 V2s. However, you might as well get a 3amp USB wall charger for about the same $.

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#7

Is there a minimum voltage rating?
Is there a maximum voltage rating?

Just like to know the limits for the voltage rating for the WYZE camera.

#8

All I know is that the input voltage of the camera is the nominal 5VDC USB spec voltage. I am not aware of any published info that gives a tolerance for this. There is some info on USB voltage specs here. I would expect that the Wyze cams would be compliant with the USB spec.