Connecting Your Super Solar Panel to Your Spotlight Cam

Physically installing and connecting your Super Solar Panel to your Spotlight Cam is a simple process. Simply scroll down for a step-by-step guide.

Note: You should complete the setup of your Spotlight Cam in your Ring App before installing the Super Solar Panel.

Click here for information on setting up your Spotlight Cam in the Ring app.

Step One: Select your install location

When selecting your installation spot, be sure to choose a spot that gets reliable solar exposure every day. The Super Solar Panel can keep your Spotlight Cam charged with just a few hours of direct sunlight per day.

Step Two: Line up your Super Solar Panel

To properly line up your Super Solar Panel:

  • Using the Solar Panel mounting arm as a template, mark the screw holes on your chosen surface with a pencil.

Step Three: Drill Holes

Optional: Use a drill to drill holes where you marked the position of the mounting holes.

  • If you are mounting the Super Solar Panel on brick, concrete, or stucco, put the included plastic anchors into the holes. You may need to use a hammer to get the anchors in.
  • If you are mounting the bracket on wood or vinyl, do not drill, just use the included screws.

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Step Four: Put up the mounting arm  

Secure the mounting arm to the wall with the included screws. Tighten until snug.

Step Five: Put up the Super Solar Panel

Slide the solar panel onto the mounting arm. Make sure it's seated securely.

Note: If you'd like to adjust the angle of the solar panel for better solar coverage, loosen the adjustment screw on the mounting arm, set your desired angle, then re-tighten the screw.

Step Six: Pop out the weatherproofing plug on your Spotlight Cam

You will need to remove the mounting plate on your Spotlight Cam, pop out the weatherproofing plug and then replace it.

  • Press the button on the bottom to open the battery compartment.
  • Press the button on the back of the Spotlight Cam, and slide the mounting plate out of its slot.
  • On the mounting plate, pop the rubber weatherproofing plug out of its hole.
  • Slide the mounting plate back into its slot on the back of the Spotlight Cam until it clicks into place.

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Step Seven: Plug the Super Solar Panel charging cable into the Spotlight Cam

  • Route the charging cable from your Super Solar Panel into the power connector on Spotlight Cam.
  • Remove the center plug.
  • Plug the snap ring barrel charging cable into the power connector on the Spotlight Cam.

Step Eight: Mount the Spotlight Cam

Insert Spotlight Cam into its mounting bracket, set the desired angle, then tighten its adjustment screw.

Note: Make sure to charge and insert the included battery into your Spotlight Cam. Super Solar Panel keeps your battery charged but does not replace it.



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