Hey @medic459. Happy to help you decide on what is best for you! When it comes to the Stick Up Cam Plug-In versus the Battery version, there isn’t much of a difference other than the power options for them. They will have the same motion settings and customization as the other, so really the major difference to callout is the power. For nonstop power, you can do the Plug-In version, and you will need to ensure you can get the cord to a power outlet for that. If you’re unable to, or maybe don’t even like the look of the cord, I recommend the battery version (the one I have currently as well). With the Stick Up Cam Battery, you can always add the power adapter later if you’d like, but I recommend just having a spare battery always charged. What I will do is just swap it out when it’s low, and it takes no time at all for me!
When it comes to loading the Live View, you may have to try before you fully buy, but we can test sometimes to see if we can predict how it will work for you! Can you go to Ring.com/speed, and let me know what your upload, download and ping are? If possible, please turn off mobile data on your phone when doing this, test the speed from said phone, preferably near the install location that you plan for the device. Once this is done, let me know what speeds you have! In addition, the “try before you fully buy” is something I mentioned, as you may not know how well the Live View capability is before you buy it and install it in your home. The nice thing about getting it directly from Ring is that you have a 30 day money back guarantee if you wish to return it, and depending on how you buy it maybe from Amazon, they should have that as well.
Lastly, when it comes to the solar panel, the connection for the solar panel is the same as the connection for the wired Plug-In version, or when using the power adapter, as it is a barrel plugin that is put into the back of the device. You can see what this looks like here. This would be great to add if you have the battery version and a spare battery, as you cannot use the plugin for nonstop power + the solar panel, as they require the same barrel plug in insert area to be utilized.