Worst case scenario your camera should last 4 to 6 months with the energizer 1.5V lithium ions batteries that comes with the XT. Again, worst case scenario is 4 to 6 months and again if your having issues with the micro usb you need to start a ticket with customer support. I have my XT at my front door and it catches cars, cats, heavy wind, people walking, and on tuesdays is garbage pickup and I have to turn the sensitivity down so that I will not through my phone to the ground to stop hearing the notifications. I’m on a year of battery life and still going strong. By the way, my outside XT cameras are on 24 hours a day. Please call customer support because like I said you should be enjoying your system like I’m enjoying mine.