You can help extend the longevity of your Video Doorbell and Security Camera batteries by not keeping them fully charged all the time. To help you do this, there is a charging limitation for all solar-powered doorbells and cameras, and plug-in and wired devices that also take a Quick Release Battery Pack.
Keep in mind that certain Ring devices will hold your battery charge and not exceed a threshold of around 80 percent charged.
This charging limitation exists for the following Ring devices:
- Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation)
- Ring Video Doorbell 2
- Ring Video Doorbell 3
- Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus
- Ring Video Doorbell 4
- Ring Battery Video Doorbell Plus
- Stick Up Cam
- Stick Up Cam Pro
- Spotlight Cam
- Spotlight Cam Plus
- Spotlight Cam Pro
You can check whether your solar panel is connected and charging on your device dashboard in the Ring app.
If there is a sun on the battery icon, the solar panel is connected but not charging your Ring device. The solar panel will wait until the battery is below a certain level threshold before recharging it.
If there is a sun and a lightning bolt on the battery icon, the solar panel is connected and it is charging your Ring device.
As the lithium-ion battery ages, it will gradually lose its capacity to a hold a charge even if your Ring device is connected to solar, plug-in, or wired power.
Learn about what to do if the battery in your Ring device seems to drain too fast.