Google Nest Cam with Floodlight runs out of battery for some users despite being wired

The Google Nest Cam is one of the company’s IoT devices that allows users to set a security system at home. It is available in both wired and wireless versions.

However, it seems that some users are facing issues with their wired Google Nest Cam, which are related to its battery life.

According to multiple reports, the Google Nest Cam with Floodlight runs out of battery even though it is the wired version.

Wired Google Nest Cam with Floodlight runs out of battery

The user reports coincide in the same situation. Although the device makes use of cables, it still consumes battery.

Floodlight camera is wired but battery runs out

I recently installed a floodlight camera wired, and shortly after the the floodlight controls disappeared from the app and now the camera battery is draining. I did factory reset ut this did not help has anyone else had this problem? Has anyone got a fix for this? Thinking of returning asap .

In some cases, the behavior of the battery is erratic. For example, there are reports where it is described that the device begins to drain the battery shortly after the ‘infinity’ symbol appears as an indicator.

Nest floodlight Camera runs out of battery

Hello, I bought the camera with floodlight. It is wired in and the floodlight is able to detect motion and turn on at all times.

My problem is with the camera battery. It switches from showing the infinity symbol to a percentage and at then out of battery. Eventually it gets enough charge to turn back on. The cycle repeats daily.

The camera reportedly always uses battery, only the Floodlight is wired

One user reports that after contacting Nest support, they said that the device’s camera runs on battery power, while just the Floodlight uses cable.

Here is the answer I got from Nest. Ludicrous. Said the camera is battery only, the floodlight is wired. So, if that’s true, Nest expects many users to climb up 20′ to pull the camera down to charge? An if so, why wasn’t a charging cable included with the product? Of course, the answer is total BS.


In the same report, it is asked what would happen if the device is located too high and the camera battery runs out of juice. It is also claimed that the box does not even include a charging cable.

Meanwhile, there appears to be no official acknowledgment from Nest team in this regard. However, a Community Specialist has asked the affected users to share their feedback so that the company can take notice of the problem.


Finally, once new developments related to the issue emerge, we will update this article with pertinent information.

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