SK Solar tips
To properly charge the LiPo pack, you will want to pull it out of the camera and charge the pack with a USB-C charger and a 5V charging block. You cannot charge the pack while it is inside of the camera and if you try to use a rapid block or computer to charge the pack it will not charge. If you get a solid red light on the battery pack, you are charging successfully.
Once it is finished charging, the light will go out. To fully charge, it will take about 3 hours, then you will be ready to place the camera out in the field. Once you have the camera out, you will notice a "trickle charge" as long as the solar panel is in direct sunlight.
If your battery report doesn't come back up to 100%, do not be alarmed. The best practice is to place the solar panel facing south, and the camera facing north. This will allow for the most direct sunlight to the solar panel without having sunlight glare and shadows causing false triggers.
- The SK solar panel does NOT have a built-in battery. It charges the LiPo battery that comes with the SK.
- When in full sun, the SK solar panel outputs about 5 volts. If partial sun, it will output a lower voltage and may not charge the battery at that time.
- The SK solar panel will not charge other rechargeable batteries in the X/XB/SK as it is designed specifically for the LiPo pack.
- Make sure the SK solar panel cable is fully seated in the LiPo pack as it has a rubber boot on it to keep moisture out.
- When fully charged is the SK LiPo will read 8.36v
- Since the LiPo is an internal battery, it will show the battery % in the app/in setup mode lights on the camera.