I hate to post this. I’ve been reading a ton on the subject and see a lot of complaints and aggravated people. Also I haven’t seen a definitive answer. I realize there can be and are different circumstances.
So please allow me to start fresh with my specifics.
I put a solar panel on the last Spotlight cam in our install. We have four total Spotlight cams with solar panels. Absolutely zero problems until this one. New equipment. This one has only been up maybe a week and half.
The app under Health has shown connected and all well until last Thursday I believe. Then started showing Not Connected just like many others have stated. From researching here I can say positive it is getting more than plenty sunlight. The connection was clean and solid I know as I did this myself. The one thing different I noticed was this and I think one more did not have the little security strap and two screws with stuff included with the panel. The other one has been working fine and it didn’t really seem like it was absolutely necessary anyway as the plug can’t just jump out nor did the thing seem to offer any further weatherproofing anyway. I believe I ran across a couple of posts that said theirs didn’t come with theirs either. Discontinued or something ? Anyway I don’t think that’s the problem anyway. Below is two actual screenshots from this thing. I did one before going up to check it out. And the other one showing Connected while up there. I had my app open on my iPhone while there. Here’s the wierd part. The moment I touched the solar panel itself The message changed. No wiggling of anything and it changed BEFORE I even touched the plug. I did check it afterward but that had nothing to do with it. This was done last Thursday btw.
I am able to access this one easily from the back of my truck. Looking at app on the phone. Literally put my hand on the frame of the solar panel and it went to showing connected.
It’s been fine and I kind of forgot about it. But tonight I just looked at it and it’s showing Not Connected again.
We’ve had no bad weather. No internet interruptions absolutely nothing like that. The other three are showing fine.
Screenshots below. Did I get a bad one??