What is the Solar Charger for the Ring Video Doorbell 2?
The Solar Charger for the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is a small device that can be mounted behind your Ring Video Doorbell 2. With just a few hours of direct sunlight per day, it will help keep your Ring Video Doorbell 2 fully charged.
Note: The Ring Solar Charger is not compatible with the original Ring Video Doorbell.
How much does the Solar Charger cost?
The Solar Charger is $49(US).
Order your Solar Charger on the Ring site at: https://shop.ring.com/collections/accessories/products/solar-charger-2-for-video-doorbell-2
What comes in the box?
- Solar Charger
- Drill bit
- Installation screw & anchors
What are the dimensions of Ring Solar Charger?
5.82 in. x 3.62 in. x 0.56 in. (14.78 cm. x 9.19 cm. x 1.42 cm.)
What are the technical specs of Ring Solar Charger?
Power: Requires direct sunlight
Built-in power cable
Can I use the Solar Charger with my original Ring Doorbell?
No. The Ring Solar Charger is specifically configured to work with the original Ring Video Doorbell 2.
Can I use the Solar Charger inside?
While there is nothing stopping you from setting up Solar Charger indoors, indoor light sources may not provide enough energy to charge your Ring Video Doorbell 2.
Can I use my own micro-USB cable?
No. The included power cable is not a micro-USB and cannot be swapped out for another.
Is Ring Solar Charger weather resistant?
Yes. The Solar Charger shuld give you reliable service through most weather conditions.
I live in an area that gets mostly cloudy, rainy days. Will Ring Solar Charger work for me?
Yes. Ring Solar Charger will work fine even on cloudy days.
How do I mount Ring Solar Charger?
You can mount Ring Solar Charger directly into wood using the provided screws and screwdriver.
Note: Before installing your Solar Charger, check the back of your device for a serial number. The serial number is divided into four sections:
- five digits
- six digits
Therefore an entire serial number would look like this: bhrg42217lh000260.
If the first series of five digits is 42417 or lower, you may find that your unit is incompatible with the Ring Video Doorbell 2. Call Customer Support for a free replacement unit.
After I mount the Ring Video Doorbell in the Solar Charger, do I need to activate it in the Ring app?
No. The Solar Charger is just a power source. As soon as you plug it into the Ring Video Doorbell it starts working.
Once the Solar Charger starts working, does that show up in the Ring App?
No. The Device Health page for your Ring Video Doorbell will continue to show that the power source is a battery.
Is it normal for the blue light to go on and off? Does this mean it's charging?
No. If your Ring Video Doorbell does this, it means that it still updating and installing the firmware update. Give it a few minutes to complete.
Do I have to drill new holes in the wall to install the Solar Charger?
No. The Solar Charger can be mounted using the same holes as the original bracket.
Where can I order Ring Solar Charger?
Does Ring Solar Charger have a warranty?
Yes, a 1-year parts and labor and lifetime purchase protection.
Click here For more information on Ring's Limited Warranty and Purchase Protection Plan.
What is Ring's refund policy?
You have 30 days from the date you received your device(s) to request a full refund. You are responsible for covering the cost of return shipping.
What if someone steals my Ring Solar Charger?
If stolen, we will replace it for free. Simply send a copy of the police report to email@example.com and we’ll ship you a replacement Charger.