Does anybody living in northern United States (Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Etc.) have wireless spotlight cameras with and without solar panel? Are they working for you? Or is it a big no-no considering the cold temperatures we get here? I’m in Southeast Michigan. I cannot get wired ones at this time. I cannot invest in extensive electric wiring and I’m kind of in a bit of a situation right now. Therefore, I’m considering the wireless spotlight camera with solar panel until I can move to an electrical installation. But they are not necessarily inexpensive. So if they are not going to work in our current weather conditions, I don’t want to spend the money. Thanks!
I live in Wisconsin and have two battery Spotlight Cams without solar panels. I run two batteries in each camera, and I had no major issues aside from the abnormally cold spell we had a few weeks ago where we had low temps of -15F to -25F and highs only in the single digits. During that period the cameras would go offline overnight (the lithium ion batteries cease operating once the temperature is much below -5F) but would come back online once the sun came up. Prior to that cold spell, I just had to charge the batteries a bit more frequently (I usually have to recharge each pack every four weeks or so, but during the winter temps I had to recharge about every three weeks or maybe a bit less) but there were no other issues with camera operation.
Also be aware that the battery packs will not charge when the temperature is below freezing, so a solar panel may not help out much during the winter. I don’t have an issue recharging a battery about once a month, so I haven’t added solar panels yet.