Thanks! I was originally planning on waiting for the larger solar panel to be released, but it sounds like they might have limited stock anyways. This might be a good thing to try.
If you have an external battery port, it should not matter what the camera is. You just need to know the voltage it wants to see. You can then provide an battery of whatever AH you want with that voltage. The key from a camera standpoint is matching the connector they use. Now, from the solar panel perspective, things may be more difficult. It would be ideal to have a charge controller that would directly charge the battery from the controller. Most controllers are 12 volt but I found some 6 volt controllers which is what my cams use. Otherwise you would need to step down the voltage from the controller which is more complicated.I wonder if any other systems will work on Browning?
I have switched from Bushnell to Browning Spec ops. I run videos and used to get 2 months on the Bushnells. On the Brownings i change the batteries once every 6 months. The new Spec Ops only take 6 - AA so will see how well they last.
I have a Cudde G as my "home camera". It's got an internal and external D battery pack. I and two months short of two years.....and still on the same rechargeable batteries. Been using Everready batteries......but I think my rechargeable are Tenex. The batteries in the camera are still good too. Hard to believe......never had a hitch with these. Only two cameras in my system over winter....but I will soon add 5 more cameras.
I'm not sure how much you are paying in total for all of those cell cams each month, But the appeal of the cuddelink system is that it is just one data plan for each system. If all of your cameras are on or near the same property, it's pretty much a no-brainer in my opinion.^^^ That’s impressive! I might have to look closer at that system. It seems complicated from the little bit I’ve seen.
The tactacams are pretty reliable and affordable for unlimited data but I know for certain they miss a lot for whatever reason.
That is the way I see it too. I did miss-speak above......and I have Rayovac batteries....and not the Evereadies as stated. Also have a Cudde solar panel to charge my batteries on the home unit. I suppose I change batteries once in six months on the other six cameras (both G and J models). I am pretty happy with my set up....but the picture quality is a bit weak on the thumnails it provides. Not even close to some other cameras for detail. OK by me.....as my costs are quite good and I can tell the differences in the deer within good reason. I suppose I could do card pulls and get excellent pics......I just dont care to that extent.I'm not sure how much you are paying in total for all of those cell cams each month, But the appeal of the cuddelink system is that it is just one data plan for each system. If all of your cameras are on or near the same property, it's pretty much a no-brainer in my opinion.
Here is my follow-up, given I now have one year on both the Cuddeback solar system and the SpyPoint solar system.I read about adding a second PW-001 battery in another post. If needed, its $20, so a viable is option if the solar can't keep up. I am going to see how the solar works on my 12AA J-series cameras mounted in transition points during deer season and into winter. Hopefully the solar will be a big help.