I want to use my new WVC210 Wireless-G PTZ Internet Video Camera on my wheeled robot, so I would like to provide a separate power source for this camera.
Can I use 4 "D" batteries for it? They give 6 V DC, not 5 V as written on the camera.
I've measured the voltage coming out from the power supply, which came with the camera. In Switzerland it outputs 5.39 V DC.
I am afraid 6 V DC may damage the camera. Or is it OK?
If 6 V is not OK, then another possibility is 4 x 1.2 V DC researchable batteries. But it gives only 4.8 V DC.
Can camera be supplied with only 4.8 V DC? Or is it better to use 6 V DC?
Or I shall build DC-DC converter outputting exactly 5 V?
In specifications for the Cisco WVC210 it is written: "5V DC 2.0A switching power supply". But how tolerrant is the switching power supply? Will it work safely with 6 - 5.8 V?