I'm looking to power a wireless security camera from a 12v 1.4a battery being charged by a 12v solar panel. question is will i over amp camera from solar panel? camera has rating of 12v .5a" don't know output of solar panel yet"

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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm concerned about someone building a battery charger who doesn't understand that a load cannot be "over amp"ed. \$\endgroup\$ – DoxyLover Aug 10 '16 at 2:10

The solar panel will charge the battery, and the camera will draw power from the battery.

The camera will draw what it needs when in use. So since it's a 1.4A battery, the camera is only going to use 0.5A of the available current and keep the rest to charge the battery when the solar panel is active.

See also: Using a 12V battery while simultaneously charging via solar panel


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