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Nest Camera - wired

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What is the acceptable voltage range for a Nest wired camera?     As in what is the minimum voltage required for it to work, and what is the maximum voltage before it fries?     I realise that the tech specs just say "7.5W USB-A" which implies 5V nominal VCC required, but need to know the absolute min and max VCC levels allowed.    The reason for this is that I want to use an existing cable built into the fabric of the building and will need to inject power at one end - allow for voltage drop due to the length of cable - plug camera into the other end.


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Hi there, 


I apologize for my late response. Thank you for all of your patience while waiting for a reply. I can definitely understand how frustrating your situation must be. I just wanted to make sure that your issue is addressed. 

  • I have an article that goes over tech specs for these cameras. Take a look for yourself and explore a bit more about the Nest Cam (wired).

Please let me know if you need further assistance. 

Best Regards, 



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That's doesn't help I'm afraid, and I reference that in my original question. 

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I am in the same boat. I need to know if the Nest Camera Indoor/Outdoor specifically can regulate a supply of 9v down to its internally required voltage or if I need to step it down to the 7.5v that the documentation indicates. The documentation indicates no VCC minimum or maximum range when power supplies may be +/-5% regardless. Is this the case, that the voltage range must be within +/-5% or does it have an internal regulator that may handle an overvoltage condition of 20% without any damage?