Wasserstein Solar not charging WOC

My WOC is not charging when I connect the Wasserstein cable to the back of the camera. I have no indicator charging light on my Wyze app. It only shows the % left. No lightning bolt indicator next to it. When I plug the WOC in to the Base or separate charging cable I get the indicator light saying it’s charging.
I have had the solar panel for 2 weeks now. After letting it charge in the sun for 3 days I connected it the the back of the camera and it charged it to 75% and that’s where it stayed at for a couple days. So figured the solar didn’t get enough charge from the sun. So I disconnected the cable and let it charge for another 3-5 days before connecting it back to the camera. For the last several days the battery % went from 60ish to today at 28%. So now I have it both in my hand looking for answers. It shouldn’t take more than a day for the camera to start charging from the solar. Do I have a bad solar panel? Or bad charging cable?

Can you charge anything else with that to see if it works? I am unfamiliar with that solar panel but that’s the first thing I would try.

I could. I’m trying another thing right now. I’m charging the WOC on the base at the moment. And I reinstalled the solar on the roof. I’m going to charge the WOC to 100% on the base and reconnect back to the “what should fully charged solar panel. They both will be at 100% when reconnected. If that doesn’t work then I will try the solar plug on another item. Thank you.

I have two Wasserstein solar panels for the WOC.

The WOC and the Wasserstein solar panel should be fully charged before connecting the two. I found the Wasserstein solar panel will not recharge a discharged WOC but will keep the WOC at full charge once it is charged. My WOC rarely dipped to 80% after a few days of little sun.

Might be interesting to put a USB voltage/current meter in line to see what the panel is shipping to the WOC.

Success! Both the WOC & Solar panel were charged to 100% when I connected the solar cable to the WOC and the WOC is still at 100% after 6 hours.

1 Like

You shouldn’t need to charge the WOC to 100% for the solar panel to work?

1 Like

While researching more on troubleshooting my problem I came across a video on the WOC and Wasserstein solar for it. He said to charge both to 100% before connecting the solar to WOC. It’s working so far. Well it’s been 12 hours during the evening. I’ll wait till the end of today and see if it drops. My next test is to turn on the microSD card to recording and see how the battery usage while on continuous record. So if all else fails charge both WOC and solar to 100% before connecting the cable.

Wasserstein recommends charging both the panel (it has a built in battery) and WOC before using them together. I, like you, was not convinced. Prove it. Just like my experience trying to add another WOC to a full base station. Everywhere says 4 is max. Had to try adding a 5th WOC myself.

As a test, I let a WOC get down to about 25%. The Wasserstein panel did not recharge the WOC. Charged both the WOC and Wasserstein solar panel to 100% and the SOC on the WOC has remained at 100% for a week.

Impressed so much I bought another solar panel.

2 Likes