Solar security cameras, or solar powered security cameras, use a solar panel that converts sunlight to electricity to charge their rechargeable batteries. By utilizing solar power, solar security cameras require no electric sources or cablings.
Normally, a self-sufficient wireless solar security camera is sold in bundles, including a solar panel and a rechargeable battery. But in some cases, you need to purchase a solar panel separately.
Here is how a solar security camera works:
The solar panel for a solar-powered security camera can capture the sun’s rays and convert the sunlight into direct current (DC).
Afterward, an inverter will change the direct current to alternating current (AC), which can be utilized to power the solar security camera and its rechargeable battery for continued use.
When sunlight is not available, the wireless solar security camera can still get power from its battery which stores excess power generated by the solar panel.
But undoubtedly, the efficiency of the solar panel will decrease on rainy, cloudy, or cold days. So maximum direct sunlight is conducive for solar powered security cameras to achieve the best performance.