The camera may be taking too many images and videos for the amount of power being received by the solar panel. The camera will automatically shut down if the battery levels falls below 9.25 volts and will not turn back on until the solar panel has charged the battery to 10.50 volts. The goal is to keep the camera above 11.25 volts at all times.
Solution 1: Check the installation of the solar panel, it must be installed in a location that allows for 6 hours of non obstructed sun exposure mounted on a 45 degree angle facing due South.
Solution 2: Allow the camera to charge itself without the drain of video and image acquisition. Set all automated intervals and motion detection to “off” for 48 hours during sunny days so that the battery is receiving full power from the solar panel. Reduce the acquisition rate of the camera so that power consumption is lower to keep battery levels higher.
Solution 3: Motion detection sensitivity may be to high causing the camera system to acquire too many videos causing the battery to drain. See “motion detection false alarms” for directions.
Solution 4: The solar panel may be located in a location that has poor sun exposure/intensity and is not receiving 6 hours of direct zone 1 sun. An additional solar panel may need to added to the installation to provide more power. The solar panels can be wired together to increase the charging rate and can be purchased from Eye Trax along with an additional mounting bracket.