Help needed with External Battery

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  • John Lockburner

    Spartan makes a battery box that you can put a 12v battery in and it reduces the voltage to 6v for the camera. You don't want to connect a 12v battery directly to the standard model GoCams. Rechargeable are the safest to run in the camera because they are the least likely to leak. With the Spartan battery box and 12v 18ah battery I get 5-6 months and over 8000 transmitted pictures from my camera. The Ghost models will accept a 12v directly. What is your camera model (s)?

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  • Clay Humphries

    I’m using the GC-Z4Gb2’s
    So my best option is to get the 12 rechargeables with the 12V and the battery box? Is that gonna be fairly easy to move around from location to location?

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  • John Lockburner

    The box has a nice handle on it so it's easy to carry. The camera doesn't have to have the batteries inside of it but it's a nice backup just in case the external gets unplugged somehow.

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  • Clay Humphries

    Okay nice. So i could just pop a pack of alkalines in there as a backup and hook up the 12V inside the Spartan box. Said it will last months? Also, one of cameras is just taking pictures every few minutes nonstop. I’m in Georgia so it is upper 90’s here and i changed the sensitivity to high. There’s no limbs or weeds in front to set it off. Is there anything else i should try?

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  • John Lockburner

    Just keep an eye on the alkaline because after a while in the camera they could leak. The non stop pictures, is there a T or an M at the bottom of the picture?

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  • Clay Humphries

    M

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  • John Lockburner

    Does it do it all day and night long it just specific times?

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  • Clay Humphries

    Only during the daytime. Seems to start around 12 and do it till about 7 in the afternoon. Maybe some issues with the heat?

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  • John Lockburner

    Could be, I have one field that for about 10 days in the spring and again in the fall will do that. I use start/stop times to extend the delay during that time. You can also request a video from your camera if it has the video option and see if it's a stray weed or maybe birds. Also want to make sure it's not ants in the camera.

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