power supply of Cisco WVC210 Camera with batteries

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Jun 8th, 2010

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?

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Glenn Quesenberry Mon, 06/14/2010 - 20:29

I'm afraid we can't recommend using any power source other than the AC adapter included with the camera.  Using anything else would likely void your warranty also.

Regards,

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