Solar panel provides uninterrupted solar power to Arlo security cameras. You need not charge the camera battery or remove the camera to plug for electricity recharge. The entire job of powering up your security device is carried out by the dedicated solar panel that Arlo ships together with their cameras. Solar panels are a low-maintenance accessories to power up outdoor security cameras which in cases are installed at locations you cannot reach out easily. Arlo designs three different types of solar panels so before installation you need to check which one matches with your outdoor security camera.
- VMA5600 Solar Panel
- VMA4600 Solar Panel
- VMA3600 Solar Panel
Arlo Solar Panel operating range is 2° to 113°F (0° to 45°C). Below freezing point the solar panel will not recharge the camera battery otherwise there may erupt safety issues.
How to set up Arlo Solar Panel
Installing and mounting Arlo Solar Panel Charger is quite simple and straightforward.
Decide the outdoor location for Solar Panel that must be within 4.5 feet (1.3 meters) of your security camera. You can mount the panel on roof, wall or open top gutters but make sure it is facing towards the sun. In full sunlight the Arlo Solar Panel absorbs most solar energy.
While deciding the location, choose the spot that is not in shade and receives sun rays for most part of the day.
First of all fix the mounting assembly with screws that Arlo provides with the package.
Attach the Solar Panel to the mount. Universal brackets makes the job hassle free. The mount itself is adjustable and that is another point of convenience
Adjust the Solar Panel to the appropriate angle
Make sure security camera battery is fully charged. One important point to keep in mind is that these Solar Panels are designed to keep camera battery charged, not to charge the battery from low to full.
Once the Solar Panel sits appropriately on the mount you can connect the panel’s cable to your Arlo camera. To make sure if the camera has started to charge look for the charging icon that does appear immediately and takes some time. One another way is to check the camera battery percentage in the Arlo Secure app. The mounting assembly and the Solar panel both are weather resistant and can endure well heavy winds and storms. If you want to buy Arlo Solar Panel in UAE, you can place your order here.