Whether you are searching for a temporary fix for something like a power loss or just want to play it safe, having an interchangeable rechargeable battery is a great idea for your security devices. For Ring product users, the Quick Release Battery Pack works for many devices and does its job, but if you invest in one, how long will the product last, and what can help it last longer?
The battery life in the Ring rechargeable battery can last anywhere from a few days to several months. It depends on how active your device is, for things like constant updates and the utilization of live feed can weaken the battery. The outside temperature can also affect battery life.
Though Ring offers just one option for interchanging batteries, the product itself has less to do with the battery life than your usage and location. The greatest misconception about regular Ring devices is that they will perform equally well in temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and in the summer heat. As you will learn in this article, that is not the case.
What Affects Ring Rechargeable Battery Life?
Finding a happy medium where you can predictably charge and maintain the battery on your device is the intent of many. Therefore, to restore your device to a predictable battery life, you might need to change certain practices that otherwise deplete it.
The first of these that can drastically increase your battery life is to cut down on how much feed and coverage you receive.
In most FAQs, Ring likes to say that if you are getting “normal use” out of your device, charging the battery will not be needed frequently. But what is normal use? That is not a consistent answer. For instance, if you value being notified of any activities your Ring device picks up on, the device will generally deplete the battery’s power quickly.
However, you can adjust your settings in the Ring App to lessen the activity notifications you receive.
Motion Zones and How to Modify Them
Motion Zones are the smaller areas within the entire image for any pictures or videos your Ring device picks up on to save or notify you about. Therefore, if your battery is being exhausted quickly, you might want to see whether or not your Ring product is picking up on too many zones.
Modifying the zones is a rather simple task: In the Ring App, you can access your device settings and motion settings to add a motion zone or modify one. In-depth instructions on this process can be found in this Ring FAQ.
On top of receiving less extraneous imaging and notifications from Ring, you can schedule when and when not to activate your device. This is practical for situations when you know there will be non-threatening motion detected, so you can schedule times for your device to not give any live feed or imaging. This can also be done following the steps in the above FAQ.
Ring rechargeable batteries use lithium-ions to conduct electricity flow, common among most rechargeable batteries on the market. However, temperatures under 40 degrees Fahrenheit slightly inhibit lithium-ion batteries’ ability to charge, and temperatures even less than that may shut down your battery (followed by your device) entirely. This means that you will most likely have to charge it more frequently or find a different method of protecting it from the cold.
The easy method to reduce strain on your device and its power is to bring the battery inside at night. This is a viable option if your product is:
It is not as practical if your product is:
Therefore, if you can easily dismount and remount your doorbell overnight, when temperatures are most likely to ravage your device battery, you can save lots of hassle having to recharge the battery.
However, by taking down your doorbell overnight, you won’t necessarily get the security coverage you need during sleeping hours. In these cases, it is best to invest in a second rechargeable battery pack that you can swap out once your device’s battery is depleted.
Temperatures and individual usage of the device are what will determine your Ring rechargeable battery’s life. If you elect to reduce the amount of imaging your device captures or schedule times for it not to produce any imaging, you will see changes in your battery life.
Your battery’s functionality may also be tethered to your weather, especially when temperatures drop at night. At temperatures below 40 degrees, the battery will start to decrease its power output, causing it to work harder for the same result. From there, the entropy in your device will increase until it eventually shuts down and waits for the temperature to increase. For this reason, finding a way to reduce the impact the cold has on your device is essential as well.