Does Ring Doorbell Come Charged?

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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic expert with 10 years of experience, involved in the research and development of SMART HOME systems.

Reading this article means either you are planning to purchase a Ring doorbell or have already purchased it.

However, the thing is, if you buy a Ring doorbell that is battery powered, you may want to know: Does your Ring doorbell come charged and whether you have to recharge it before you install it into your house?

So, to let you know, in this article, I will provide you a detailed explanation by discussing some relevant questions that may come to your mind. Hopefully, this article will help you to dispel your confusion.

So, without wasting much time, let’s go through the article!

Does the Ring device come charged?

Usually, Ring manufactures the Ring doorbell devices that are equipped with a quick-release rechargeable battery. And this battery-powered doorbell typically comes with a charged condition.

However, Ring claims it needs to be charged fully, although it comes with a charged state. This is because the charging status is not enough, which indicates that it is fully charged.

Yet, the charging condition and the charging time of the Ring doorbell device vary from one doorbell device to another. Not only that but also the recharging method of the Ring doorbell device also varies.

Generally, Ring provides a micro-USB charger with the battery package of your Ring doorbell device so you can charge it.

They also recommend that before you set up your ring doorbell, make sure that its battery is fully charged. So, it can last for a longer period of time without letting you experience any battery-depleting-related issues.

Does your ring doorbell battery come fully charged?

Well, the short answer is no, your ring doorbell battery doesn’t come fully charged. And, according to Ring, most Ring doorbell devices come with a battery charge condition that ranges from around 50 – 70%. Therefore, Ring recommends that you should charge your Ring doorbell battery up to 100%.

Besides, they offer a common micro-USB cable that takes power from any USB power source to charge your Ring device. However, if you use a USB wall charger, the charging time of the doorbell device will be affected due to the charger’s amperage condition.

Well, the charging time of the Ring device varies according to the Ring doorbell models. Yet, to fully charge the Ring doorbells, it usually takes around 5 hours if you use a 2.1-amp micro-USB charger, and also it takes up to 10 hours while using a 1-amp micro-USB charger.

And, once the battery of your Ring doorbell device is fully charged, it will continue to perform for a very long period of time, up to 6 months, usually with normal use.

However, how often you need to recharge your Ring device battery depends on several factors, including the operating state of the device, air temperature, the signal strength of your internet (Wi-Fi) connection, etc.

Moreover, the best time to recharge the battery is when you will get a low-battery notification from your Ring App.

And, to continue your Ring doorbell performance, the best way is to have an additional Ring battery. So, you can avoid this low-battery condition and prevent the death of your Ring battery completely.

Do i need to charge my ring doorbell before installation?

Yes, before setting up your Ring doorbell device, you have to charge it fully. As I have mentioned above, it doesn’t come fully charged, so if you don’t charge it up to 100%, you may experience some battery-related issues. Moreover, your Ring doorbell doesn’t work and lasts as long as expected.

To charge the battery of your Ring Doorbell devices, you need to follow these several steps:

  • First, you need to remove the battery of your Ring doorbell by unscrewing the faceplate. Ring provides a micro-USB cord with your Ring doorbell device and also a screwdriver. So, you can remove the battery unit from the doorbell faceplate base.
  • Once the battery has been removed, connect it to the micro-USB charger by plugging it into the charging port.
  • When the battery of the Ring doorbell device is fully charged, it will show a solid green or blue light by stopping the spinning of the front light.

How do you know when your Ring doorbell device is charged?

If the battery of your Ring doorbell device is original, the charging time will depend on the amount of circle light that is needed to be filled in. When this circle light turns on completely solid blue, it indicates that your Ring doorbell battery is fully charged.

However, if your Ring doorbell device comes with a quick-release rechargeable battery pack, then while it’s charging, you will notice a small red and green color light just in front of your battery, which will be continually lit up.

Yet, once the battery is fully charged, the solid green color light will be turned on immediately.

How long does a ring doorbell take to charge?

The charging time can range between five to ten hours, depending on whether the USB cable is connected to a USB port or a wall outlet.

USB port based charging will take a longer time due to low current supply. Hence higher time to charge.

On the other hand, wall outlet based charging will increase the current, so charging time will be low.

Final verdict

Having a Ring doorbell means you have ensured your home security that begins at your front doorstep.

However, to keep your Ring device in working condition, you need to charge its battery evenly and, of course, completely. It doesn’t matter whether your Rind device comes fully charged or not.

Yet, if you can’t wait anymore to utter your Ring device, you can go ahead to install it in your home. As it comes with a partially charged battery, therefore, without charging the battery completely, you can play it.

But, if you want your Ring doorbell device to perform better, you are recommended to charge your Ring device battery before installation fully.