In developing eufyCam, the company made it the priority to offer the longest battery life in the industry to ensure a convenient and top-notch wire-free experience. So it only made sense that they partnered up with Anker—the leader in charging technology—to maximize the efficiency and charging speed of the battery. This collaboration resulted in eufyCam having the power to run for 365 days (or 3 years in Standby Mode) per charge when actively monitoring areas such as your front door or driveway, not idling by in your attic. But how to charge Eufy camera?
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What is good in EufyCam?
- FULL HD SURVEILLANCE: 1080p Full HD, combined with our exceptional night vision technology, ensures videos are recorded with crystal-clear quality, day and night.
- 365-DAY BATTERY LIFE: IP67-rated weatherproof camera runs for 365 days per charge (or 3 years in Standby Mode), indoors and out.
- EASY INSTALLATION: Just stick the mount onto any flat surface, and wireless surveillance with 2-way audio is ready to go.
- NO MONTHLY FEE: eufyCam doesn’t require any monthly fees to use, and comes with a 16GB microSD card that stores up to one-year’s worth of recordings. Cloud storage service optional.
- FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY: Birds, dogs, and falling leaves can trigger other security cameras into sending you false alarms. eufyCam reduces false alarms by up to 95%, sending only alerts triggered by unrecognized human faces.
How to charge Eufy camera?
Use the provided micro-USB charging cable to connect eufyCam E to the camera charging port on the backside of the HomeBase E. Charging a camera takes approximately 4 hours; it will take longer if you charge the camera via a universal 5V USB charger. The LED indicator turns solid red during charging, and goes off once eufyCam E is fully charged.
How to charge Eufy camera with Solar power?
If coming up with a yearly charging cycle doesn’t sound like something you’d like to do and you don’t feel particularly safe on a step ladder. Then why not consider just using solar power so that you never need to charge your security cameras?
A simple, low cost, cheap to buy solar panel can be fixed to each individual security camera. This means that the cameras themselves will be constantly supplied with electricity from the sun.
There is an additional cost of course associated with buying these solar power panels. But they are relatively minor and I’ve found a few on Amazon if you are interested.
Consider though, if you do go down this route. Because the camera is always plugged into the charger (In this case, a solar panel). Then the waterproofing for the camera may be affected. So I would suggest if you are going to do this. To place the camera in an area where it won’t get direct water on from rain.
Can I plug my EufyCam into an Arlo pro solar panel?
You should get decent life out of Eufy compared to Arlo’s. On top of that, I believe you can use the solar panel that you are using for your Arlo. Just check the output ratings to meet charging requirements of Eufycam.
If the light is blue, does it mean eufy camera is charging?
This is correct. Also if you just go to the cam’s settings in either the Eufy app or HomeKit you get the little battery icon with the lightning bolt and can see the current percentage when charging as well. It’s decent when you get that “god, is it done yet?” feeling.
If battery is low, does the app send any notification?
Yes the app. does notify you about the status of your battery, if your in the app. it gives you an icon of a battery and shows you the charge strength, as the battery is getting close to having no charge the icon will change to yellow, when the battery is almost fully spent the icon will turn red, when the camera is off due to no energy and battery needs charging a triangle will appear on the screen and it will say not connected.
When the battery is getting low, the app will send a text message to the number provided or to your email address telling you the location name and what percentage of battery life is left The batteries charge quickly couple of hours and after fully charged I get two weeks of use depending on how sensitive you set the notification and how often it detects movement. You can set the specific items that you want the camera to detect and those are the items that will continue to be recorded or you can set it to any movement and that will keep the camera on till the movements are no longer present.
Can I use USB to recharge EufyCam?
Yes, the camera gets charged via microUSB cable. There are the following two ways for charging:
Any 5V or 9V USB charger can charge eufyCam. With regards to your concern, please be assured that the batteries can be rechargeable (but not replaceable). Also, we can offer an exchange or refund for the purchase you made according to our 12-month warranty that covers any quality or manufacturing- related issue. The battery in eufyCam can last for 300 times of charging cycle, which means 300 times from 0% to 100% and then to 0%. This is enough to last for more than 5 years of normal product use. Thanks so much for your interest in our eufyCam series.
HomeBase has one USB charging port with Anker Power IQ Technology. We recommend that you charge your eufyCams with HomeBase. Charging via HomeBase from 0 to 100% takes about 4 hours.