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Trail Cam Question

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by chuckie68, Oct 8, 2012.

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  1. chuckie68

    chuckie68 Active Member

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    I recieved a couple Primos Trail Cams as a gift. Does anybody know whether the Primos Solar Panel Power supply panels are worth the investment? Or are Duracells (4 "D" Size) or rechargeable batteries the way to go?
    Any and all opinions appreciated.
    Thanks

    Chuck
     
  2. R.Kipling

    R.Kipling Well-Known Member

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    While I'm no longer a fan of Primo's, I do own one of their Cameras. Our camera's are up about 8 months a year, and the D battery types get changed once or twice during that time. Cold weather denotes a battery swap. Our camera's are usually set up in the woodland shadows, and we're in the north country. With my experience I don't think that I would spend the money on a panel.

    Kip
     
  3. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    I buy the 12 volt, 7AH batteries that are rechargeable. I then have a plug that fits the camera, and splice the clips on to that wire for the contacts. Put it in a plastic bag and seal it up. One charge will last all fall, August to December, but I change them out and recharge when it gets cold. So they do not freeze. Before you charge a very cold battery, make sure it is room temp., or above say 50 degrees.

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