Solar Powered IR Illuminator

Snotrocket

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I'm looking to add an IR Illuminator so I don't need to use the IR on my cameras to help improve motion detection.

It will be located a good distance from my house that I don't want to run power too.


Has anyone used a solar powered Illuminator?

In my searching I've found a pile of white light solar powered security lights but nothing in IR.
 

fenderman

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I'm looking to add an IR Illuminator so I don't need to use the IR on my cameras to help improve motion detection.

It will be located a good distance from my house that I don't want to run power too.


Has anyone used a solar powered Illuminator?

In my searching I've found a pile of white light solar powered security lights but nothing in IR.
you are wasting your time...you can power the ir off the same cable that powers the camera...there are threads discussing this.
 

Optimus Prime

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Referencing the Wiki,
"Therefore, only a PoE+ Injector / NVR / Switch and a PoE+ splitter/adapter will have enough power for both the camera and these IR lights."

If I come directly off my 48V POE switch, am I able to use a passive pigtail splitter at the end to deliver power? Or will I need to use a POE+ splitter and the y adaptor?

Looks like a POE+ 12V25W splitter and y adaptor adds $50 to the run.
 

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An injector generally sends the power on the 4 unused conductors in the ethernet cable, so the splitter at the camera end can be passive. A POE switch generally sends the power on the 4 wires used to carry the data, requiring an active splitter at the camera end. I'm running 4 watt and 6 watt external IR lights on non-plus links. At 8 watts, the light plus the camera load causes intermittent problems, so POE+ is needed at that level. The power draw of the camera comes into play, too. I'm under the impression that most non-PTZ cameras are in the same ballpark, power-wise.
 
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