Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Frienda Adapter with 20 Feet/6 m Power Cable Compatible with Arlo (Replace CR123A), Weatherproof Outdoor to Continuously Operate Arlo, Not Compatible with Alro Pro and Arlo 2 (1 Pack)
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These new adapters are something that Arlo should have produced but their loss is still our gain. After replacing battery endlessly and not wanting to toss the cameras for a Rechargeable variant, I went looking for an alternative. Enter Friends Adapter. Why not give it 5 Stars instead the 4 Stars? Simply that the power adapter requires yet another adapter (provided) to connect. Why not just terminate the long cable correctly, unknown. I missed this in my original installation and w/o any instructions tried to use another Arlo USB power adapter and it just would not work correctly. Finally discovered that unless you use all the parts provided, it only powers cameras to 14% level indicated. Once I connected it all up again w/ the correct parts, 100% and so far consistent. Would I trust these outside? Not so much. Having that added dongle negates any confidence in doing so. Other than that, for inside usage, I'm thrilled to say goodbye to purchasing CR123 batteries. As to the flat cable that runs from the battery adapter to outside the camera being overly fragile. I guess that you must consider that to maintain the battery seal, the cable must be thin and flat so one must be aware of that end and not put any stress or folds there. (I'll be adding a tie wrap and command hook to take care of this concern. Overall, the unit is nicely executed and just works. Can't beat that for the price.
The adapter is very bulky and easy to unplug in two spots very low to the ground. You have to get creative if you are using this as a baby monitor for an inquisitive child. I removed the outlet portion and only used the USB to power. While this does work, Arlo will constantly give you a low battery message. Small price to pay for making sure my kid can't unplug it.
Great alternative to batteries and even rechargeable. I can’t believe Netgear didn’t have a port for an external power source. I envisioned this kind of product and when I went to order more rechargeable batteries this popped up as an option. Same price as rechargeable set of batteries and I don’t have to constantly swap. So happy with the new setup.