Are you struggling to keep your Arlo Ultra battery charged? If so, you’re not alone. Many Arlo Ultra users have reported difficulties charging their batteries, and some have even had to replace their entire battery pack. Thankfully, you can do a few things to help keep your battery charged and hopefully extend its life. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips on how to charge Arlo ultra battery. Read on to learn more!
The Arlo Ultra is a high-end security camera that comes with many features and benefits. However, one downside to the Ultra is that its battery doesn’t last as long as other models.
To charge your Arlo Ultra battery, you will need the following materials:
- An Arlo Ultra battery
- A compatible charger
- An AC adapter
- A USB cable
How to Charge Arlo Ultra Battery Step by Step Guide
Step 1: Locate the Battery Door on The Back
First, you’ll need to find the battery door located on the back of your Arlo Ultra camera. To open it, slide the door open.
Step 2: Open the Door and Locate the Battery
Open the door to the battery compartment and locate the battery. There are two ways to remove the battery(1) lift it out of the compartment or(2) push it in from the top and then lift it out.
Step 3: Remove the Battery by Gently Pulling It
Once the camera is off, you can remove the battery by gently pulling it out. Be sure to hold onto the camera to avoid dropping it. If you have a charging dock, you can also place the camera on it to charge.
Step 4: Insert the New Battery
Once you have the new battery, it’s time to insert it. Open up the back of the camera and locate the battery compartment. Remove the old battery by pressing down on one end and pulling it out. Line up the new battery’s positive (+) and negative (-) symbols with those on the battery compartment, and then insert them. Close the back of the camera.
Step 5: Plug in the Charger
Now that you have the battery installed, it’s time to plug in the charger. Locate the charging port on the back of your camera, and then insert one end of the charging cable into it. Then, plug the other end into a power source.
Step 6: Wait for the Battery to Charge
Once the charger is connected, you should see a green light on the back of your camera that indicates it’s charging. Wait for the battery to fully charge before unplugging it. This could take anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on the capacity of your battery and how much charge it needs.
Step 7: Unplug the Charger
Once the battery is fully charged, it’s time to unplug the charger. Unplug the charging cable from both ends and then store it in a safe place for when you need to charge your Arlo Ultra again.
Step 8: Reattach The Battery Door
Now that the battery has been charged, reattach the battery door on the back of your camera. Make sure it is securely closed to avoid any dust or dirt getting into the battery compartment.
Step 9: Turn On Your Camera
Once the battery door is secured, you can turn on your Arlo Ultra camera. Press and hold down the power button until the indicator light turns red. Wait for the camera to boot up, and then you can start using it!
Some Other Possible Charging Issues
Use a Weatherproof Outdoor Quick Charge Power Adapter
You can use a weatherproof outdoor Quick Charge power adapter to charge your Arlo Ultra battery. However, make sure that you do not use an adapter with a lower voltage than the one that came with your camera.
Using the USB Power Adapter that Came with Your Camera: If you are using the USB power adapter that came with your camera, we recommend connecting the adapter directly to a wall outlet. Do not use a surge protector, extension cord, or USB hub.
Arlo Ultra cameras are not compatible with standard micro-USB cables.
Set a Solar Panel Charging System
If you have an Arlo Ultra battery-operated camera, you can use a solar panel charging system to keep the batteries charged. First, you’ll need to purchase a solar panel kit that includes a solar panel, mounting hardware, and charging cable.
Then, follow the instructions that come with the kit to install the solar panel in a location that gets plenty of sunlight. Once the panel is installed, connect the charging cable to the solar panel and the camera. The solar panel will provide power to the camera, keeping the batteries charged.
If you live in an area with limited sunlight or don’t want to install a solar panel, you can use a standard AC power adapter to charge the batteries. Just connect the adapter to the camera and plug it into an outlet. The batteries will begin charging automatically.
Why Is My Arlo Battery Not Charging?
There could be a number of reasons why your Arlo battery isn’t charging. Here are a few things to try:
- Make sure that the Arlo is plugged into an outlet and that the light is on
- Try using a different outlet
- Make sure that the battery is inserted correctly
- Reset the camera by removing the battery and then reinserting it
- If you’re using a solar panel, make sure that it is in direct sunlight and that the connection is secure
- Try charging the battery with a different charger
- Contact Arlo Support for further troubleshooting assistance.
Frequently Asked Question
How Do I Know if My Arlo Ultra Is Charging?
There are several ways to tell if your Arlo Ultra is charging. One way is to look at the light on the front of the camera. If the light is blinking green, then it is charging. Another way to tell if it’s charging is by looking at the battery percentage in the app. The app will show a battery icon in the top right corner of the screen. If the icon has a lightning bolt through it, the battery is charging.
How Long Does It Take to Charge an Arlo Ultra Battery?
It takes about four hours to charge an Arlo Ultra battery fully. After that, you can use the included fast charger or any other Qi-certified wireless charger that supports 10 W or more. If you’re using a Qi charger that doesn’t support fast charging, it’ll take longer to charge your battery.
How Often Do You Have to Charge Arlo Ultra?
Depending on how often you use the camera, the Arlo Ultra battery should be changed every 3-4 months.
Can Arlo Ultra Be Plugged In?
Yes, the Arlo Ultra can be plugged in. The camera will continue to operate while plugged in and recharge the battery.
What Does Orange Light Mean on Arlo Camera?
If you see an orange light on your Arlo camera, the battery is low. To charge the battery, use the power adapter with your camera. Plug the power adapter into an outlet and plug the USB cable into the adapter. Then, plug the other end of the USB cable into your camera. The light on the camera will turn green, indicating that it’s charging. Once the light turns off, the battery is fully charged.
What Does Flashing Blue Light on Arlo Mean?
When you see a flashing blue light on your Arlo Ultra, the battery is low. Therefore, you will need to charge the battery to continue using your camera.
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Now that you know how to charge Arlo ultra battery, it’s time to get outside and start recording footage of those pesky critters. Thanks for following along with our tutorial!
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