One of the most important aspects of any wireless camera is the battery quality. You want something that charges fast, lasts long, and just exists in the background so you never have to worry about running out of electric juice just when you need your camera surveillance the most.
With EUFY camera, the brand made a lot of fantastic decisions to keeps its wireless version as top-notch as technologically and logistically possible. The company partnered with Anker, one of the most respected innovator in the charging technology space, to take care of all the charging needs for this fantastic smart camera.
The result is that the EUFY camera can run for 365 days on power and 3 years on standby—all with a single charge. That’s crazy impressive if you ask us!
That said, not everyone’s experience is all roses and sunshine. Some customers are experiencing problems with the charging technology on this camera. From struggling to tell whether the device is charging to knowing how long it’s supposed to take, people have many questions but little easily accessible answers.
So we’re going to answer all those questions and more for you in this total guide to EUFY camera charging. Let’s dive in!
How do I Charge My EUFY 2C Camera?
Let’s start with the most obvious question. Where do you even begin with charging this fantastic surveillance device?
Well, it’s quite simple once you read the instructions. All you need is a micro-USB, which you’ll find in the original box, a charger, and your camera. Start by plugging the 5V charger into an electric outlet, and then use the USB wire to connect the charger with the charging port on the backside of your HomeBase.
Once you power on the button on your electric outlet, the EUFY will start charging immediately.
How Do You Know EUFY is Charging?
The moment you connect the charger with your device, an LED light will instantly start glowing in red. What this means is that there are no problems and your device is charging exactly like it’s supposed to.
If everything goes well, your device will keep charging until the battery is all filled up with electricity. At that point, the red LED indicator will stop glowing and you’ll know your device is ready to be plugged off.
As with any electronic, it’s a bad idea to keep the charger on once the batteries are fully charged. That’s because your batteries will deteriorate faster if you overcharge them. So be sure to take the charger out when the red light turns off.
Is EUFY Camera Rechargeable?
Many people can’t help but wonder at the cost of replacing batteries every year. And with so many devices coming with nonrechargable batteries these days, who can blame them?
Fortunately, the EUFY Camera is fully rechargeable. This means you won’t have to get new batteries every time the old ones run out. All you need is to plug the charger in the wall outlet, connect it to your device, and voila! Your smart camera will bring your batteries to life again!
How Long Does it Take to Charge an EUFY Camera?
As we explained earlier, the EUFY comes with the latest innovations in the realms of charging technology thanks to the partnership with Anker. As a result, this wireless camera takes roughly 4 hours to take the batteries from zero back to full.
Now, that might seem a bit long to some of you. But when you consider the fact that each charge will last 365 days of active surveillance, 4 hours of charging time is actually really good. Compare that to the smartphone in your pocket and tell us if this isn’t an amazing deal!
Why is My EUFY Taking So Long to Charge?
If your device isn’t getting fully charged within 4 hours, then the first thing you should check is if you’re using the right charger. Using a universal 5V USB charger will take a lot longer than the fast charging this device supports natively with the equipment that comes within the box.
Another cause of slow charging is a voltage mismatch. You need to make sure that your wall outlet is compatible with the charger that comes with your camera.
Finally, the fault could be in the USB cable, as it can get twisted, scratched, and otherwise damaged over time.
If none of these fixes get your camera back to charging within 4 hours, then you should contact support and talk about getting a charger replacement.
Why Is My EUFY Camera Showing a Blue Light?
Even though the official instructions tell you to look for a red light, which is true for most users, it turns out that some devices come with a blue light instead. There isn’t any conclusive answer as to why. But it doesn’t matter because everything else works just as it should.
So what this means is that your device will show a blue light when it’s charging, and the blue light will turn off once the device is fully charged. Again, don’t forget to take the charger out at this point to keep your battery in good condition for much longer.
How to Check How Charging Status of EUFY Camera?
While it’s great that you can check whether the device is fully charged by looking at the LED indicator light, what about checking the progress?
Well, the good news is that there’s a little tip you can use to check the exact charging percentage of your device. Most people don’t know this. But if you go into the camera’s settings, either in the EUFY app or HomeBase, you’ll get a little battery icon that shows the exact percentage of your batter power.
This way you won’t have to wait hours upon hours only to realize that something’s wrong with your device and it’s not charging correctly. Now you can wait an hour and see if it moves up by 25%. If it doesn’t, then you know there’s something wrong with your charging speed.
And there you have it! A complete guide to nearly every aspect of charging an EUFY camera.