When installing ADT doorbells the most common maintenance you’ll have to do is charging the battery, though it’s an easy task sometimes people struggle in figuring out how to do it.
The rechargeable battery pack allows the video doorbell camera to be installed almost anywhere, but it does require maintenance from time to time. After the first year of use, a monthly check of the battery is recommended, and then yearly after that. When the battery needs replacement, it will not fully charge and will only hold its power for 12 hours.
In general to charge your ADT doorbell you can follow the below steps.
Step 1: Shut down the doorbell camera.
Step 2: Remove the battery from the doorbell camera housing.
Step 3: Connect the charger to a power source, and then connect the battery to the charger. (1)
Step 4: Check the battery level after charging for approximately one hour.
Step 5: Install the fully charged battery back into the doorbell camera housing.
Note: Charge battery pack until fully charged (6 to 8 hours) or depending upon the condition of the battery.
Shut down the doorbell camera
Shut down the doorbell camera by holding down the button for up to 10 seconds. This will turn off the LED light at the bottom of the device.
Remove the battery from the doorbell camera housing
Remove the white faceplate by prying it off with a screwdriver. Once removed, there will be a spring-loaded release lever that you can pull forward to slide out your battery pack.
Connect the battery to the charging station.
Connect the battery to the charging station by aligning the notch in each connected with one another and pressing until you hear a click.
Connect the charging station to a power source
Connect the charging station to a power source with a micro USB cable and power adapter, which are included with your doorbell. The LED light on the charging station will turn solid green when it is fully charged. If it flashes red, you need to reconnect or replace your battery or charging station as soon as possible. (2)
Charge battery for 10 hours straight
Allow the battery to charge for approximately 10 to 12 hours. It is important to allow the battery to charge uninterrupted for the full 10 – 12 hours.
Finally, reinstall the battery into the doorbell camera housing and reinstall the doorbell camera on your wall or door frame.
When the battery is fully charged, it can last for up to 180 days (6 months). If you find that your doorbell camera battery is not lasting this long, it is possible that it has been damaged or is not functioning properly.
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(1) power source – https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/power-source
(2) LED – https://www.britannica.com/technology/LED