Ring Video Doorbell Solar Panel installation guide

Physically installing and connecting your Ring Video Doorbell Solar Panel to your Video Doorbell is a simple process. Scroll down for a step-by-step guide.

Note: You should complete the setup of your Ring Video Doorbell in your Ring app before installing the Ring Video Doorbell Solar Panel.

Step One: Select your install location for your Solar Panel

When selecting your installation spot for Solar Panel, be sure to choose a spot that gets reliable Sun exposure every day. Ring Video Doorbell Solar Panel can extend your Ring Video Doorbell battery life with just a few hours of direct sunlight per day.

Step Two: Line up your Ring Video Doorbell Solar Panel

To properly line up your Ring Video Doorbell Solar Panel:

  • Use the Solar Panel’s mounting arm as a template.
  • Mark the screw holes on your chosen surface with a pencil.

Step Three: Drill Holes (Optional)

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

  • If you are mounting the Ring Video Doorbell 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, just use the included screws.

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 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 sun coverage, loosen the adjustment screw on the mounting arm, set your desired angle, then re-tighten the screw.

Note: The following steps are for the Fork Connector version of Solar Panel for the Ring Video Doorbell 2, 3, 3+, or 4.

Step Six: Attach the Ring Video Doorbell to the wire spacer and connect Solar Panel plug to your Ring Doorbells

  • Take the free end of the fork connector cable and pass through the wire spacer
  • Use the screwdriver to secure fork connector cable on the terminal of the Ring Video Doorbell

Step Seven: Attach the Ring Video Doorbell and wire spacer to the wall

To properly line up your Ring Video Doorbell:

  • Place the Ring Doorbell next to your door about 48 inches from the ground.
  • Level the device using the level tool.
  • Mark the positions for mounting holes with a pencil.

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

  • If you are mounting the Ring Doorbell 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.

Note: The following steps are for the Micro USB version of Solar Panel for the Ring Video Doorbell (2020 release).

Step Six: Attach Solar Panel plug to wire spacer and Ring Video Doorbell mounting bracket

  • Take the free end of the charging cable and place it on top of the mounting bracket with the plug piece in the center of the rectangle bracket.

Step Seven: Attach the wire spacer and Ring Video Doorbell mounting bracket to the wall

To properly line up your Ring Video Doorbell:

  • Place the Ring Doorbell next to your door about 48 inches from the ground.
  • Level the device using the level tool.
  • Mark the positions for mounting holes with a pencil.

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

  • If you are mounting the Ring Doorbell 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.

Step Eight: Plug in the Ring Video Doorbell and attach to bracket.

  • Plug the free end of the charging cable into the back of the Ring Video Doorbell and click into place.

If you would like to download the manual, click on the Solar Panel design you have: 

Fork Connector

Micro-USB

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