How to Charge Ring Camera Battery?

Last updated on April 13th, 2024

Ring cameras are of two types: wired and wireless. The wired models are required to be plugged into a power source 24×7. But the wireless models work on a battery. These have rechargeable batteries. You can charge them when they are running low and reuse them. This saves a lot of money as they have a long battery life.

But how to charge Ring camera battery? This article will cover that in detail.

Charging Ring camera batteries

Older Ring devices did not have removable batteries. You need to take out the whole device for charging and mount it back when charging is complete. One of the biggest drawbacks of these devices is that your security system faces a blind spot while you charge them.

For cameras without removable batteries

Here’s how you can charge a camera without a removable battery pack. The steps also include how to remove the Ring camera to charge the battery so you don’t have to worry about that.

Step 1: Unmount the camera and locate the charging port on the back.

Step 2: Insert a Micro USB charging cable into this port and connect it to a power source.

Step 3: Charge the camera until the front light turns a solid white color.

Step 4: Unplug the charging cable when charging is complete.

Step 5: Mount the camera back in its position.

Charging Ring video doorbell

Steps to charge a video doorbell
Steps to charge a video doorbell

Here’s how you can charge the original video doorbell:

Step 1: With the help of a screwdriver, remove the security screws.

Step 2: Slide the doorbell upwards and remove it from the mounting bracket.

Step 3: Locate the micro USB charging port on the back of the doorbell.

Step 4: Insert the power cord provided in the box in this port. And then plug it into a power source. A blue light will swivel around the circle in front of the video doorbell.

Step 5: Let the device recharge completely. It will take 5 to 10 hours. A solid blue light will appear on the front circle when completely charged.

Step 6: Remove the power cord and slide the device back into its position.

Step 7: Place back the security screws with a screwdriver to fix the device in position.

And that is how you charge the battery of Ring original video doorbell.

Devices with removable batteries

The biggest flaw with older models was coped with the new models when the company introduced removable batteries. You can remove the battery that’s low on power and temporarily install a spare battery until it charges. This way, your security system won’t face any downtime.

You usually need to recharge the battery every 6 to 12 months. And just so you know how long to charge Ring camera battery the first time, you should do it for at least 6 hours. Some it leave it to charge overnight. Let’s look at some of the new models and how to recharge their batteries.

Charge Ring Spotlight Camera battery

You might be wondering how to charge Ring spotlight camera battery. Here’s the detailed procedure. In this camera, the battery compartment opens from the base of the device.

Step 1: Press the white circular button on the bottom of the spotlight camera. This will open the battery compartment.

Step 2: Press the battery release tab, and the battery will slide out from the device.

Step 3: Recharge the spotlight camera battery by plugging in the USB power cord for 5 to 10 hours.

Step 4: Remove the power cord when the battery is fully charged. A solid green light will indicate charging is complete.

Step 5: Slide the battery back into the camera until you hear a click.

Step 6: Close the battery compartment by applying some pressure. You’ll know it’s closed when you hear a sharp click.

Charge Ring Stick-up Camera battery

Steps to charge a Ring stick-up camera
Steps to charge a Ring stick-up camera

Now, let’s see how to charge a Ring stick-up cam battery. The stick-up camera doesn’t have a release button for the battery compartment. It is fixed in place with a security screw. Let’s see how to charge the battery in this case.

Step 1: Remove the security screw from the base of the camera using a screwdriver.

Step 2: Twist the battery compartment cover in an anti-clockwise direction and take it off.

Step 3: Press the release tab and take out the stick-up camera battery.

Step 4: Insert the power cord into the USB charging port in the battery and turn on the power.

Step 5: Once completely charged, remove the USB cable.

Step 6: Re-insert the battery into the battery compartment. You’ll know it’s in place when you hear a click.

Step 7: Place the battery cover in its place and rotate it in a clockwise direction until it’s fixed.

Step 8: Reattach the security screw using a screwdriver.

Charging a Ring video doorbell-2 battery

Here’s how to charge the battery of Ring video doorbell 2, which has a removable battery pack, unlike the original video doorbell:

Step 1: Remove the security screws from the bottom of the video doorbell with the help of a screwdriver.

Step 2: Remove the faceplate by placing your fingers on either side and lifting it towards you.

Step 3: Press the black release tab on the center of the battery, and your battery will automatically slide out.

Step 4: Insert the power cord into the battery and let it charge for 5 to 10 hours.

A red and green solid light on the battery will indicate that it is charging. When the charging is complete, you’ll see just a green solid light.

Step 5: Remove the power cord when charging is complete and slide the battery back into the battery compartment. You’ll hear a click sound when it is secure.

Step 6: Reattach the faceplate by sliding it into the device.

Step 7: Put the security screws back on the hold the faceplate in place.

How to check the battery percentage from the Ring app?

You’ll receive a notification on your Ring app when the battery is low for any device. But in case you missed the notification, there’s another way to check the battery percentage from the app. Here’s how you do it:

Step 1: Open the Ring app and go to the ‘Main Menu’ by clicking on three horizontal lines in the top right corner.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Devices’ tab and select the device you want to check the battery for.

Step 3: Then click on ‘Device Health’.

Step 4: Under the ‘Battery Level’ tab, you can see the exact battery percentage of your device.

Low battery error codes

If your battery is too low, then you wouldn’t even have to open the ‘Device Help’ to check the battery percentage. When you click on the device, you will see a small red icon in the bottom right corner with a low battery symbol. When you click on that symbol, you will see an error code along with what to do and what to check.

Some of the common error codes associated with low battery are P1-66, P1-68, P1-76, P1-77, and P1-101.

Conclusion

Now you know how to charge Ring camera battery for several models. Although all the batteries are the same, there are different ways to remove and reinsert them due to the different build and structure of the devices.

You won’t face this issue with older Ring devices as they do not have removable batteries. But the charging part is really the same. Just plug the power cord, wait for it to charge, and then unplug the power cord.

FAQs

Can I charge Ring camera battery with a phone charger?

Yes, you can charge a Ring battery with a phone charge if you have a power adapter of more than 5 Volts.

Is a Ring blinking when charging?

Yes, a Ring camera or video doorbell blinks while it is charging and turns a solid color when charging is complete.

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Sarah Williams

I love writing stuff that's easy to read and fun to learn from. Beaches are my happy place—I just can't get enough of the sand, the waves, and the salty breeze. And you know what else? I'm totally into smart home gadgets! They're like magic tricks that make life easier at home.

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