I just wanted to note my experience using an Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 pluggable USB Battery Pack from Amazon with a Wyze Cam (Indoor).
Plus I am looking for any better similar options that may function better (i.e. more like a UPS without a power down cycle).
I was looking for a simple temporary battery backup for my Wyze cam should the power go out, and none of the descriptions I could find on this forum fully described the functionality of the PowerCore Fusion 5000 (although from a form factor it is one of the more suitable units since it is small and has a built-in 120/110v plug.
So this battery power pack from Anker DOES work, except that it will power cycle / reboot the camera both when the power goes out (and it switches to battery) and when the power comes back on (when it switches to feeding mains 5v USB to the camera).
So while it does work adequately in this role (I haven’t tested the battery power time, but I have heard a couple hours at least from other reviewers), it would be better if there wasn’t a power cycle so that recording was continuous when the power was cut.
Given the price and form factor of this unit, it is perhaps a good compromise. It is inexpensive, seems well built and is certainly small enough and plugs directly into the wall outlet and so takes up very little room and only the USB cable is required.
Does anyone have similar experience with this unit to add? And has anyone found a similar battery pack that works better or functions as a truer UPS without needing to be McGyvered or electronics experience? (I have that, but was really hoping for a cheap, simple battery backup solution).