I wanted to try to get a better idea for how long one of the Ltl Acorn solar panels could power a Ltl Acorn trail camera for without using any batteries at all so decided to run some tests.
On the 5th March 2021, I set up a Ltl Acorn 5210A Trail Camera with a fully charged Ltl Acorn Solar Panel (2500mA cell) as it’s only source of power, no AA batteries were inserted in the cameras’ battery slots. For the purposes of this test the camera was set to capture still images only (not record video) whenever triggered.
The camera and more importantly the solar panel were placed in a location with good, direct sunlight on sunny days.
It is now the 20th April 2021 and the camera is still going strong and has so far captured 799 still images. So that’s an average of 17 pictures per day being captured with no batteries being used at all and so no running costs other than the original purchase price. No AA batteries to buy and/or no electricity used to recharge them. Great for the environment and your pocket too!
I will continue to update the information here each time I check on the camera..