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Camera dies when PTZ controls are used while extension is installed
on August 22, 2016
I have four Foscam FI9821W V2 cameras for which I needed longer cords to reach the outlets. Bought these ten-foot extension cables and was mightily disappointed, especially for the considerably higher price than other cords. When installed, the cameras power up okay, but then if I try to use any of the PTZ controls to move the cameras around, they don't exactly power off, but they lose their network connection and eventually reboot. The cameras, of course, are worthless if I can't reposition them. With the extensions removed, the cameras function normally. With them installed, all four exhibit exactly the same behavior. Since this model is right in the name of the product, I would expect these to be tested with this model. However, since I got four that are nonfunctional and others have reported the same issue, clearly this is a poor product and not recommended, at least not for this particular camera. YMMV.