Cell Cams slow down in Cold weather

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  1. alfarah50

    alfarah50 Weekend Warrior

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    I’m current running 6 Covert Code Black cell cams. I’ve always been curious to see how well the trigger speed/detection is on these so for the last 2 months I’ve ran Moultrie Cams on the same setup as the cell cams. The cell cams miss ALOT of pics. I’ve been getting 3 sometimes as many as 4 times the pictures as the cell cams. Pretty upsetting since they cost literally 4 times the cost of the moultrie. Ever since the weather dipped under 50 degrees, the cell cams hardly take any pics. Anyone else notice this??
     
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    I know that there is a temp setting but if memory serves me correct it's for below 20°?
     
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    That's a shame, considering your investment. You must be frustrated!
     
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    IMO it's not the fact that it's a cellular trail camera - it's just the camera itself. They aren't all created equal.
     
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    I'd agree with Justin. Every camera has different detection circuits and recovery times. It's more the camera's build. I make sure to run Lithium batteries in my cell cams also so that they will always get 100% of the draw they need. Alkalines will not do that, as they are used, they experience voltage drops until they are dead. Lithium's are all or nothing, basically.

    I've ran a lot of Coverts, but never a cellular one. I felt like they were ahead of the curve when they were newer, but I'm not sure they have kept up with the rest of the industry.
     
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    I have a couple Covert Blackhawk LTE cams and these send photos so fast it is crazy.

    The cold weather hasn't slowed them down at all.

    I also have a couple Spartan Gocams they are slow whether it is 30 or 80 degrees.
     

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