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How Long Does It Take to Charge a Ring Battery?

Last Updated Nov 8, 2022
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Battery-operated Ring Video Doorbells and security cameras are wireless and can easily be placed anywhere. We love the portability that these battery-powered devices offer. The downside is that they won’t work while the battery is being recharged, so you will want to know how long it takes to recharge a Ring battery.

It takes between five and ten hours to fully charge a Ring battery. Several factors affect the ring battery charging time, including how much life the battery has left, the weather, and the amperage of the USB port or wall adapter you use to charge the battery.

To give you a deeper understanding of the Ring battery charging time, we have provided details about how each of the above factors influences the charging time. We have also included tips for charging your Ring battery efficiently.

How Long to Charge Ring Battery?

The following Ring devices use a rechargeable lithium battery:

All of these devices except for the original Ring Video Doorbell use the same quick-charge battery pack. The Ring quick-charge battery takes between five and ten hours to fully charge.

The original Ring Video Doorbell battery is not removable. The battery is charged by plugging the charging cable directly into the device. The Ring non-removable lithium battery takes 4-12 hours to charge.

Ring Battery Charging Time

The exact time it takes a Ring battery to fully recharge varies depending on:

  • The amount of life the battery has left
  • The temperature of the battery and the temperature in your home
  • The amperage of the adapter or USB port you plug the charging cable into

If the Ring battery is completely dead, it’s going to take longer to charge than it would if it had 20% life left. You can check the current battery life anytime in the Ring app:

  1. On the homepage of the app, click on the device whose battery life you want to check.
  2. View the battery icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Click on the settings button above the battery icon to see the battery life percentage.

Charging your Ring battery before the percentage drops below 30% can decrease the charging time.

Ring Battery Charging Speed

A Ring battery may charge slower in colder temperatures because lithium batteries don’t hold power as well in cold weather.

For outdoor devices, the battery may continue to charge slower after being brought inside until it warms up to room temperature. Try charging the battery on a warmer day to speed up the charging process.

Your Ring battery may also charge faster when plugged into a wall outlet adapter than into a USB port on a computer. However, not all wall chargers are created equal. For the fastest charging time, use a 2.1-amp wall adapter like this one.

The table below shows the charging time difference based on charger amperage:

Wall Charger AmperageCharging Time
1 ampApproximately 10 hours
2.1 ampsApproximately 5 hours

How to Charge Ring Battery

To charge the original Ring Video Doorbell battery, you will remove the doorbell from its mounting bracket and plug the micro-USB charging cable into the back of the doorbell. You can gauge how much longer it will take to charge based on how much of the circle light is filled in. The Ring Doorbell is fully charged when the circle is completely blue.

To charge the quick-release Ring battery pack, you will remove the battery from the device and plug the charging cable directly into the battery. While the battery is charging, the small red and green lights on the front of the battery will be lit up. You will know that the battery is fully charged when only the green light is on.

How Often Do I Need to Charge Ring Battery?

On average, Ring batteries need to be recharged every six months. The exact amount of time the battery lasts varies based on the following factors:

  • How often the device is used
  • The air temperature
  • The strength and stability of the Wi-Fi connection

Do you have to charge your Ring battery more often than every six months? This article is full of tips for extending your Ring battery life!

When your Ring battery is low, you will receive a notification through the Ring app and/or an email. The best time to charge your Ring battery is right after you receive the notification. If you wait until the battery dies completely, you may have to complete the doorbell’s set-up process again in the Ring app.

In Summary

There are two types of Ring batteries. The original Ring Video Doorbell uses a non-removable lithium battery, and all other battery-powered Ring doorbells and cameras use a quick-release lithium battery pack.

Both Ring batteries take around 5-10 hours to fully charge. Batteries may charge slower in cold weather. For the fastest charging time, recharge your Ring battery often, using a 2.1-amp USB wall charger.

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