Camduster Camera Cleaning “Robot” Tested

By Katie Ferry and John Scanlan, Published Nov 23, 2022, 08:18am EST (Info+)

The Camduster Cleaning robot claims to automate lens cleaning, removing the need for manual cleaning of cameras, but how well does it actually perform?

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IPVM bought and tested the Camduster, and inside this report, we provide test results and details on:

  • Physical Characteristics
  • Installation
  • Operation
  • Performance Strengths
  • Performance Limitations
  • Similar Products

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*** ********* ***** ~$*** ***, ** available *** ******** ****** **** *** manufacturer, *** ***** **** ******, ***** Republic.

Executive *******

*** ********* *********** ****** ****, *******, and ****** **** **** ****** ******, without *** **** *** ****** ******** on ****** ******* (*** *** *** more ******** **** **** ** ****** form *******).

********* ** ******* *** ** *** narrow ********* *********** ***** *** *** inability ** *********** ***** ****** ** moist **********, ******** ************. ********, *** cleaning ***** ***** ** **** ***** ~2 ***** ** *******.

Physical ***************

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*** ********* ** ** ******* ***** PETG ********, ** *** *** ************. The ************ ******:

*** **** ** ** ******* **** PETG - **** ** *** **** reliable ******** *** **** ***********, ****** flexible *** ******* ** **.

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********* ** ******** ************ *** ****** cameras, ****** ***** ** ** ******* or ******* ************* *** *** ****** size. *******, ******* **** * ****** diameter **** *.*" ******* * ****** worm ****, ***** *** ************ ******** upon *******.

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*** *******, ** ********* *** ********* on ***** ****** ******* ******* **** 2-4.5" ** ********. ************ *** *************** with *** ******** ******** *** *** have **** ***********. *** *******, ** the *.*" ****** ****** ******, *** hardware *** *** ******** ****** *** Camduster ** *** ******, *** ** the ******** ** *** **** ****.

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***** ********** *** ************ ********* **** issue, ** ******** ************ ********, *** were ****** ** ******** *** *** demonstrated ** *** ************ **** *** installation *** ********.

Multiple ***** ********* ********

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Operation ********

*** ********* ** ********** ** *** manufacturer ** "**** *** ****," ***** proved **** ****** *******. *** ********* does *** **** * *** ** and ** ********** ********* * ****** power ****** ** *** *********. **** options *** ********* *** ******** ******, varying ******* ********** *** **** * week.

**** ** * ***** ***** ******* a ******** *****:

*** ********* *** * ***** ****** that ********* **** *** *****'* ******** are ******** * *******, *** ** will ***** ******** **** ****** *******. However, *** ************ **** *** ******** of *** ********* ****** *** **** will ******* ** ** ***** ********, as ***** *****.

********* ******** * *********** ****** **** prevents ******** ******* *** ********* *********** of **-***°*. ******* *** ********* ********* range, *** ********* **** ****** ** standby ****.

**** ***** *** ************ ***** *** operation *****, *** **** ******:

*** ********* ******** (*** ******** ******) between **-*** °*, ** ******* *** icing ** *** ****** **** ***** 37°F, ** ** ******* *** *********** over ***°*.

**** ****** ******** ****** *******, ** Camduster ********* ** ***** ***** *** temperature *** ~**°*.

Performance *********

*******, *** ********* ******* **** *** cobwebs *********** ** *** **********, ****** on ****** *******, *** ********* **** not ****** **** **** *** ****** camera *** ****** ** **** *** lens.

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** ***** *****, *** ** *** dimensions ** *** ******** *****, *** Camduster **** ***** ******* *** ***** 2" ******. ***** ** *** ********* DS-2CED1031-I ****** *** ***** ********.

**** ***** ********** ****** **** (**+ times) ** *** **** ** *** camera, ** ******* *** **** ** the **** ** *** ******. **** did, *******, ***** ** ****** *** housing ** *** ******'* ****. ******, dust *** *** ******* ** *** camera's ***** ** ****.

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*** ******** *********** ** ******* *** similar ** ****, ******** *** ******* to ** ***** ** *** ******** of *** ******** ***, ** ***** below

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**** ** ****** ** ********** ******* extreme **********, ** *** * *** times *** ****** ** *** **** by *****, **** * *** ******* of *** ***** *** ****** / bound ** *** ******. **** *** condition ** *** ****** ******* *********, the ******* *** ****-*******. ** **** cobwebs *** ******** ** *** *****, with *** **** ******** ***** (** in ***** *********, **** *** ******** cycles) *** ****** ***** **** **** from *** *****. *** *** ****** motor ***** **** *********** ** ***** the ******** ***** ** *** ****, to ***** ** ****** *** ** help ***** *** ***** ****** ***.

******* *** *************' ********, * ***** spider *** ** *** ****** *** similar *******, *** *** *** ******** stuck ** *** ********* ***** ***** it *** ********** *******.

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*******, *** ****** ********* *** *** impact ******** *******.

Camduster ****** ******

****** *******, *** ********* *** ************ for ** ***** ******* *** ** hours ********, **** *********** ** *** brush *** ****** ********* ******* ****** the ***** ** *** *********.

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*******, *** ********* *** *** **** cleaning ** *** *****, *** ***** was ** ****** ** *** ****** after ****** ****.

***** ** * ***** ** ********** cleaning ****, ******** ** *** ***********-*******-*:

Performance ***********

*** ********* *** ******* *********** ** wet ******. **** * ******* ****** of ***** **** ***** ******* ** be **** ** *** **** ** the ******.

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*******, ** ****** ******* ******* **********, when ** *****, *** **** **** not ****** ******. ** ******* ********** appear *** **** **** **** ******** will ****** ** *** ******'* ****, it **** ** ******* ** *** next ***-******** *****.

****** ** ******* **********, ***** *** rainstorm, ***** **** ******* ******* ** the ******'* ****; *******, *** ******* in *** ******'* ***** ** ****.

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** ** ****** ******** *** *** Camduster **** ** ***** *** *** visor ** *** ******.

********* ****** ********* ** ******* *******, potentially ******** *** ****** *** ** focus. ** *** ******** ***** ** tested, *** **********-******, *** ****** ******** ****** **** the ********* ****** **, ***** *****:

*******, **** ***** *** *** ******* on ****** ******, ** **** ** the **** ****-**

*** ********* **** *** *** *****, and ** ** **** *** *** with ****** *******. **** ****** ********* and ***** *** ********* ** ** option *** ***** **** ***** **** factors

Competitive ******* ********

*** **** ******* ******* ********* ****** was ******************* ******* ** **********, ******* ****** significantly ** *** *********** **** ~$**-** USD, ********* ** *** ******** *****, while ********* ** ~$*** ***. ***********, the *********** ** ******** *** *** conditions, ****** ******* ** ****** **** factors, **** *********.

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****: *** *********** ** *** ** stock, ****** ** ***** ** ******** it ** **** *********** ***********.

Cameras **** ** *******:

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**** ******** ** ******* ****** ** well ** ***?

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*'* ********* **** ****'* ** **** already. "**" ** *** **** ******* than "*****" ***** ****.

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*** **** ** ** ******** ** will ** ***** $* ******, ** unless **** **** ******** ** ********* of ****, ** ***** ***** **** sense *** **** * ***** *******.

** ******** ** * **** ********* manufacturing ****** *** * ******* **** this.

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* ******** **** *** ***** ** 3D ********. *** **** ** ******* for ****-****, * **** **** **** would ** ***** ** *** **** than ** *****, ******* ********* ******* would ** **** *******. ** *** same **** ** ******** ** ***** (or ****), *** *** **** **** with ********* *******.

** ** *******, * *** * quote *** * ****** **** * had ******** **** ** ***** *** same **** ** *********. ** ******** *** ******* *** *******, *** *** ****. ***** **** *********'* price ** $***, ******* **** *************, they *** ******** **** ***** ** a ***, *** **** ********* ** them. ** **** *** **** ** a "***** *******" **** *****'* **** at *** **** ***** *****.

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** ** ****** ******** *** ***** be **** ** *** *** ****** and ******* *** $*,***. * ** working ** **** ********* ****** *****, and **** ********* ****** ** $*** by *** **** *** *** *** done.

** ****** ****, *** ********* ** going ** ** * ***** ******* in *** ******* ***********. ** ***** more ***** *** ** ** ** 3D ******* *** ***, **** *** iterate ** *** ****** ** **** get ****** ********, *** *** **** to *** ** **** ******** *** tooling ** ***** *** ***** **** were **** **** ******** **** **** are *** ********.

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** ***** ***** ** ** ******* parts *** *** ****** **********. *** Camduster ***** ***** ***** ** ***** 2-3 ***** *** *** ***** ****** put * ** *** *** ** once. * ****** * *** **** 10 ******** = ** ***** *** day / *** *** * *** week.I **** **** ***** **** **** anything **** ** ********* ***** * year...

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*'* **** ***** **** **'* *** a ****** **** **** *** ********. There ** *** ***, ********** *** servo ***** *** ******. **** *** a *** ********* *** *** ** will ******* ** *** **** *** the ******.

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*'* **** ***** **** **'* *** a ****** **** **** *** ********. There ** *** ***, ********** *** servo ***** *** ******. **** *** a *** ********* *** *** ** will ******* ** *** **** *** the ******.

* ***** **** ***** **********, *** I ** *** **** *** *** can ***** *-* ***** "** ***** 2-3 *****." ** ****, * ****** to *** *** ******, ** * selected * **** (*.*" * *.*" x *"), *** ****** * ** those **** * ***** ** *** on ****. ***** ********* *** "***** fast" ******* (.*** ***** ******), **** estimates * ***** **** ** **** 13 ***** (***** ** *** **** world ***** ** ** **** ***/****** heating *** ****). *** ***** ************* get *** ***** * **** **** 10 ******** ($**,*** ******* ****), ******** that *** ***'* *** *** ** filament, ** ****** ***'* ****.

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******* *** *** ***** ***, *** if *** ******** ** * *.*** or *.*** ******, **** ***** **** would ****. ** ***'* ******** ********** parts **** * *.*** ******. *** if *** **** ******** ******** ** the **** **** *** ***** **** the ***** ***** ** ** **** more.

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*** ***** *** ** **** **** more *********** **** *** ***** ** you ******** ** ***** ** ** injection ***** ****'* ********** ***** ** need *********** ** ***** *****.

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* ***** **** ** **** ********* like **** **** ** ****** ****** webs **** ********** ****** ** *******. But **** * ***** *** ** 249 *** **'* ****** **** **'* pay *** * **** **** ***. I'd ****** **** ** *** **** do * **** ** *** ******* unit **** *** ********* ** *** end.

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*'* ****** **** ** *** **** but * ** **** ************* ****** Volunteer ******* (****) ***** ** * test ***. ;-)

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