You can help extend the longevity of your camera and doorbell batteries by not keeping them fully charged all the time. Ring helps you do this by setting a charging limitation for all solar-powered doorbells and cameras, and plug-in and wired devices that also take a Quick Release Battery Pack.
Certain Ring devices will hold your battery charge and not exceed a threshold of around 80 percent.
The 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 Doorbell Plus
- Stick Up Cam
- Stick Up Cam Pro
- Spotlight Cam
- Spotlight Cam Plus
- Spotlight Cam Pro
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, it means the Solar Panel is connected and charging your Ring device.
When the lithium battery ages, it will gradually lose its capacity to a hold a charge—even if your Ring device is connected to solar, adapter, or wired power.