Arlo VMA5600 Solar Panel 2022 REVIEW — MacSources

5 min readJul 7, 2022

Solar Panel is a great add-on for your security system.

A couple of years ago we installed the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera on our shed in the backyard. We did this for two reasons. First, we wanted to have a light at the back of our yard for when we take our dog out at night and second, we wanted to have additional surveillance coverage on that area of our property. The camera has served us really well, but we struggle with keeping it charged. Fortunately, Arlo offers a solar panel charger that is compatible with this particular camera.


The Arlo VMA5600 Solar Panel is designed to keep your battery charged with direct sunlight. The panel is weather-resistant and comes with an 8-foot magnetic power cable. The panel is mounted using adjustable mounts that are part of its kit. The panel works with the following cameras:

  • Arlo Ultra
  • Arlo Ultra 2
  • Arlo Pro 4
  • Arlo Pro 3
  • Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera
  • Arlo Go 2 Camera

There are two versions of this panel — one was released in 2018 and the other was released in 2021. The older model has rounded edges and the newer model features a more squared design. The 2021 version has the model number (VMA5600–20000S) and the 2018 version’s model number is (VMA5600–10000S). According to specs found online, the 2021 model has a power output of 1.86 watts and 2018 has a power output of 2 watts. The dimension and weight of both versions are the same.

What’s in the Box

  • Solar Panel w/ Magnetic Power Cable (1)
  • Wall Mount (1)
  • Wall Mount Screw Kit (1)
  • Quick Start Guide (1)
  • Arlo Window Decal (1)

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