A homeowner installing and making final adjustments to their Spotlight Cam Pro Wired

Understanding Dual Power Mode

You can optimize the performance of some Ring devices with Dual Power Mode, which switches between Battery Mode and Wired Mode to improve the configuration of key features in a way that works best for your situation.

Ring devices equipped with Dual Power Mode include:

  • Spotlight Cam Pro,
    Battery, Wired, Solar, or Plug-In
  • Spotlight Cam Plus,
    Battery, Wired, Solar, or Plug-In
  • ,
    Battery, Plug-In, or Solar
  • Stick Up Cam Pro,
    Battery, Plug-In or Solar

Optimized Device Settings When Switched to Low Power Mode

Ring Device
Feature
Spotlight Cam Pro,
Battery, Wired, Solar, or Plug-In
Stick Up Cam Pro,
 Battery, Plug-In or Solar
Motion Sensitivity:
sensitivity will be set to optimal level.
Video Recording Length:
recording length will be set to Auto.
Snapshot Capture:
frequency will be set to every three (3) minutes.
Light Brightness
(Spotlight Cam Pro only): brightness will be set to optimal level.
Speaker Volume:
volume will be set to optimal level.
Schedules:
some schedules may be paused.
Sidewalk:
Sidewalk will be turned off.
Spotlight Cam Plus,
Battery, Wired, Solar, or Plug-In
Stick Up Cam (3rd Generation),
Battery, Plug-In, or Solar
Motion Zones:
field of view will be reduced.
Motion Sensitivity:
sensitivity will be set to optimal level.
Video Recording Length:
recording length will be set to Auto.
Snapshot Capture:
frequency will be set to every three (3) minutes.
Light Brightness
(Spotlight Cam Pro only): brightness will be set to optimal level.
Pre-Roll
(Stick Up Cam (3rd Generation) only): Pre-Roll will be turned off.
Speaker Volume:
volume will be set to optimal level.
Schedules:
some schedules may be paused.
Sidewalk:
Sidewalk will be turned off.

Understanding Automated Dual Power Mode

Automated Dual Power Mode is turned on by default when a device is wired and has a battery inserted as a power backup. If your device loses hardwired power, or the hardwired power connection is weak or unstable, your Ring device will start reducing energy consumption by automatically switching from Wired Mode to low-power Battery Mode.

If there is no battery inserted into your plug-in device and it is experiencing weak or unstable power, it will automatically switch to Low Power Mode and default to using the battery settings as if it were inserted. This ensures that you will continue to have access to all your device’s features.

Manually changing Dual Power Mode

All Ring devices with Dual Power Mode use Automated Dual Power Mode by default. Switching from Wired Mode to Battery Mode and back can be done at any time by manually updating your preference in your Ring device’s settings.

To manually switch between Wired Mode and Battery Mode:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    Menu (☰)
    .
  3. Tap
    Devices
    .
  4. Select the Devices you want to update.
  5. Tap
    Device Settings
    .
  6. Select
    General Settings
    .
  7. Select
    Power Mode
    .
  8. Switch to
    Wired Mode
    or
    Battery Mode
    .

Last updated 4 months ago