I just purchased 3 new cameras (ADC-721W).  Each comes with its own power adapter.  My old CCTV system had 4 cameras and a splitter so that I can power all 4 from a single outlet.  My power adapter states that it has a power output of 12V and 1.5a.  First will I be able to safely use a splitter with these cameras and second if I use a splitter should the plug have the same power output or more.

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  • I don't work for Brinks but I have built a lot of electrical systems for million dollar CAT generators and I will tell you most of the times you should not use a splitter on this type of equipment. If the out put is 1.5a and you need 1/2 that per camera and you times that by 3 times you will need you will push the power adapter to its max of 1.5a. You should never go over %80 of the out put, so the 12v will drop to lower than your 12v needed and this will cut the life of your camera. How much life it will cut maybe it will only be to hours, days or weeks.

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  • Hi Bruce

    Thank you for visiting the Community!

    We recommend using a power supply from companies like Altronix or Honeywell, instead of a splitter. .  

    Also, you want to make sure the power supply is producing 12 Volts DC and 1 AMP, per camera.  

    I'd also recommend reaching out to an authorized Brinks Home Security Dealer in your area. If you need assistance with locating one, I can definitely help.

     

     

     

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