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Charging the Battery for Your Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus

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You only need one battery for your Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus to work properly. However, if you want extended battery life or don't want to experience any downtime while charging the battery, a second battery is available for purchase.

Use a common micro-USB cable, such as the orange one included in your Ring box. Simply plug it into any USB power source. Your Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus battery can take around 5-10 hours to fully charge depending on whether the USB cable is plugged into a USB port or a wall outlet.

How to charge your Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus battery

  1. Unscrew the faceplate
    from the doorbell and
    it by pressing on the sides and carefully pulling it out and off.
  2. Remove the battery by pressing the
    release tab
  3. Connect the
    micro-USB charger
    to the battery's charging port. During charging, both the red and green lights will shine. Your battery is fully charged when the light on it shines a
    solid green
  4. Slide the
    fully charged battery
    back into the doorbell until it clicks in place. 
  5. Place the faceplate back
    on by slotting it in at the top and clicking it into place.
  6. Your doorbell will power up and be
    ready for use

Frequently asked questions

If my battery-powered Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus is hardwired, does it still need a battery?

Yes, your device will get a trickle charge from the wiring, but it still requires a battery. If you don't want to experience downtime while charging the battery, you can purchase a second battery on Ring.com.

My battery is hardwired to my existing doorbell or connected to a solar charger, but according to the Ring app, my charge keeps falling to 90%. Why is this happening?

The trickle charge your Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus gets from being hardwired or solar charged is only used to charge the battery – not run its operations. To maximize the battery's overall lifetime, your doorbell waits for its charge to fall below 90% before using the wired or solar power to recharge it.

Last updated 6 months ago