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D-Link IP Cameras for Home => DCS-2630L => Topic started by: JJdaCool on April 20, 2017, 07:18:49 PM

Title: Some info for 2630L.
Post by: JJdaCool on April 20, 2017, 07:18:49 PM


I decided to buy a broken DCS-2630L camera  from the internet.

It power cycled continuously, would not connect to any network, it would not reset.
I tried using the factory usb power supply, a phone usb charger, and a tablet usb charger.
The camera started working with the tablet usb charger.
I then was able to update the firmware.

Firmware Version1.04.00
Hardware VersionA
Agent Version2.1.0-b07

I tried the factory usb power supply again, the camera started power cycling again.
I connected the tablet usb charger again, the camera worked.

Factory usb adapter is 5 volts 1.5amps (1500ma)
  Phone usb charger is 5 volts 1.8amps (1800ma)
  Tablet usb charger is 5 volts  2.0amps (2000ma)

My guess is that this camera may be power hungery and that the factory adapter may be starving it, thus causing some problems.)


So far using the 2 amp tablet usb charger, the camera has only a few issues, but does stay connected and working at least 95 percent of the time. 
(Problem solved)


((Note power cycling equals = plugged in, network led on solid, ir leds come on, network led flashes green or red, day/night shuter clicks once or twice, ir leds turn off, network led turns green, does not connect to any network,  may broadcast ssid for 1 second, 20 to 30 seconds later the network led starts flashing again,  network led on solid, and the process repeats itself continuously until unplugged)

Title: Re: Some info for 2630L.
Post by: JJdaCool on April 20, 2017, 08:07:25 PM


Oh, and temperature differences, this may be unique to my camera.

After an hour of power cycling with the factory adapter, camera temperature was about 130  to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. (HOT)

After an hour in day mode with the tablet 2 amp charger, camera temperature was about 95 to 98 degrees Fahrenheit.

After an hour in night mode with the tablet 2 amp charger, camera temperature was about 105 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

In my opinion the camera temperature seems lower using the 2 amp charger, this result may not be typical or normal.



Title: Re: Some info for 2630L.
Post by: RYAT3 on April 21, 2017, 04:57:42 AM
Not sure where you bought this broken camera on the internet? EBay? Refurb?

My 2630l new camera came with a 2A power supply.

Title: Re: Some info for 2630L.
Post by: FurryNutz on April 21, 2017, 11:10:55 AM
I'd get a new power adapter for it. You can get them from D-Link.