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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Ltl Acorn 6210MM trail camera, water resistance test

Acorn 6210 water/condensation problem update 07.07.2012

I'm very happy and relieved to be able to say that the reason for the condensation problem in the Ltl Acorn 6210 Trail Camera has been identified.

After lengthy tests and analysis the cause of water getting into the control panel is, at long last, understood; and some final changes to the case upgrade are now being made.

I don't know exactly how long this will take, but it will be as fast as possible.

I will post a full explanation of the problem and how it was solved at a later date. Users of cameras which have this problem should remove the rubber bung (external power supply input) from the base of the camera.

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Fig 1:  6210MM test camera top
Here's an update on the water resistance tests for the Ltl Acorn 6210MMX shown top in figure 1.

The control camera below is an older 6210MC which is known to take in water. These cameras have been in place since last Thursday late afternoon, the weather has been periodically wet and windy, with some heavy overnight rain.
The plan is to continue dowsing the cameras with water until the control camera becomes waterlogged, and then assess the test camera.

The test is whatever the weather conditions throw at them plus a twice daily water hose as shown below. I don't expect either camera to be dry after this sort of treatment, but I expect the test camera to be able to continue operating regardless; and for its control panel to function properly at the end of the test.
The images and videos below show how it's being tested and its reactions so far.


Fig 2:   Image taken by camera immediately before a ten minute hose down.

Fig 3: Image taken by camera immediately after a ten minute hose down.

Fig 4:  Image taken by camera just over four hours later.



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