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power supply of Cisco WVC210 Camera with batteries

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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Re: power supply of Cisco WVC210 Camera with batteries

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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