Moultrie D 40 Game Camera -- External Battery Supply Question
I have two Moultrie D-40 game cams and am happy with them (for the price).
They have an external port for use with a 12-volt battery. But they do not sell a cord for the port. They sell a solar panel and battery combo for around $90, but I do not want to pay that much. I would prefer to use a cord to connect to a 12 volt battery and then just deal with recharging the 12 volt battery.
I called the service people at Moultrie and they told me that the only option is using their solar panel and battery combo.
Does anyone know if it is possible just to use a 12 volt battery as an external power source and, if so, can you let me know what equipment I need to purchase to connect the camera to the battery?
Failing that, has anyone experienced benefits of using rechargeable lithium ion batteries for their camera? Given their expense, I might just be better off biting the bullet and paying for the solar panel that Moultrie sells.
I hunt on a lease in Fisher and Scurry county (in between Snyder and Rotan) and live in Houston so I need all the extra battery life possible.
Thanks in advance for any help.