Forum Accessories External mics for RLC-423 cameras

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  • #7902

    drhudspeth
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    I bought 2 of the 423 cameras which come with an audio input jack for an external microphone. However I don’t see any external mics sold by Reolink. Exactly what kind of mic is compatible with this camera? I have a few old, cheap computer standalone mics that came with a sound card, will one of those work?

    #7938

    Anonymous

    Hi, about the microphone, please kindly refer to Tiny Spy Microphone. Also you need a RCA Male to RCA Male Adapter Connector with it.
    All above is only for reference, if your microphone support the RCA socket. It also can work.

    #130097

    ripdo
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    I know this is a old thread, but I cant find a answer to how to connect one up? My 423 camera is using Poe so no other power is being used, how then do I power the mic if the camera is power by ethenet?

    Thanks.

    #130781

    Bob
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    @ripdo
    Commonly, an external mic like this ought to be powered by its own power adapter.

    #131010

    ripdo
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    @bob

    So is there not a POE splitter with a power loop through that will power both the mic and camera?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Security-Camera-Inline-Microphone-Through/dp/B00BIFTLOW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1531471241&sr=8-4&keywords=cctv+mic

    Thanks, Dan.

    #131049

    Bob
    Moderator

    A POE splitter may work as it has the proper ratings with the mic. The PoE splitter takes input from a PoE switch/injector, not from a camera.

    #131065

    ripdo
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    A POE splitter may work as it has the proper ratings with the mic. The PoE splitter takes input from a PoE switch/injector, not from a camera.

    My only thought on using a splitter was how can it pull enough current in for a 12v mic when the power needs to be higher for a PTZ camera? The splitter spits the power away from the ethernet cable taking only 12v for the mic, the mic cable then outputs the power into the input of the camera, but its only 12v not 48v, 22w for the camera?

    Dan

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