So I got the “all new” stick u cam with solar (I assume gen 3) from Amazon.
When it arrived, I had to install it without the solar panel since that was shipping separately. The cam worked great on battery mode for 3 days. When my solar panel arrived, I installed it and was confused when my only options for power were “wired” or “battery.” I assume there would be a solar setting but didn’t see one so I had to choose between wired and battery. I chose wired but once the sun went down, the battery drained from 100% to 0% overnight and now my camera is dead.
Before I re-install a recharged battery, I want to know should I choose “battery” power mode despite the solar panel being attached? Will the battery charge if I don’t set it to wired? Why isn’t there a solar mode where the power consumption is adjusted to assume there will be at least 8 hours of supplemental power?
Also, the written instruction for installing the solar panel did not match my actual product. It said there would be some sort of attachment requiring both plug and screws to attach the camera to the panel (perhaps for security and waterproofing?) but all I had was the plug directly into the camera. Maybe this was a difference between gen 2 and gen 3 but odd that updated instructions were not included.
Last, the stick up cam did not come with security screws (even though the manual said there would be proprietary security screws provided). Was this an oversight in packaging or another oversight in the installation instructions?