How long does the Ring outdoor siren batteries last…
- …with just D cells in and no dusk to dawn
- …with D and rechargeable battery in (as in the rechargeable last), no dusk to dawn
- …with D and rechargeable battery in (as in the rechargeable last), dusk to dawn on
If you have D cells in, and plug in adapter, I presume that you can have dusk to dawn on all the time, and the D cell are just backup, and last 3 years?
Hi @L1111. There is no exact duration that the Ring Alarm Outdoor Siren will last for. There are a few variables that contribute to battery life. I would suggest monitoring the Siren for 1 week and seeing how much battery drain you have to determine a ball park figure of how long it will last.
You must have done some tests though so have a rough idea.
Most companies test and give an indication, a list with a * to say in normal circumstances.
You must have some idea of how long my questions above last surely.
This will help. As rather than me mounting it and finding it only lasts a week, then having to rehire a ladder, to change I can gauge wether to maybe fit a permanent power supply etc.
I too would like some idea.
I know Dusk to Dawn cannot be activated without at least the Ring Rechargeable battery pack being installed, but some idea as to how long that would last given certain circumstances would be useful, that way I would understand if I can happily offset the cost of the solar panel, or getting someone in to drill a hole for a power cable against having to get the ladders out, once, twice, three, four times a year to recharge it?
Come on Ring, we’ve paid a lot of good money for your kit, is it too much to ask for some idea on how long it will last?
(Asking because I am reviewing the Ring Alarm and Ring’s Customer Service for a retailer right this minute and this question is one I have no answer to at present.)
Hi @L1111. Under optimal conditions and average use, batteries can last up to 3 years. This will vary based on factors such as: temperature, signal, use, battery quality, power options used, placement options, etc.
We know that a siren with D-Cell batteries lasts 3 years in optimal conditions. The questing posed was:
- …with just D cells in and no dusk to dawn (answered)
- …with D and rechargeable battery in (as in the rechargeable last), no dusk to dawn (NOT answered)
- …with D and rechargeable battery in (as in the rechargeable last), dusk to dawn on (NOT answered)
If you have D cells in, and plug in adapter, I presume that you can have dusk to dawn on all the time, and the D cell are just backup, and last 3 years? (NOT answered)
Or is it that Ring has not tested these conditions?
Please be honest, if you don’t know, that’s fine, but I’d like to report the facts to the retailer I am doing the report for.
Hey there @user51307. I don’t have the answers to every possible power option, and settings configuration, or combination available. Adding more batteries will only increase the battery life of the Outdoor Siren. With this in mind, it’s safe to say it will last longer that 3 years if additional power is added to the Outdoor Siren. For any electronic device, it’s always a good rule of thumb to change out batteries annually. If running out of battery power within 3 years is a concern, I would highly recommend hardwiring this devices into your electrical system.
I didn’t expect an answer to every possible power option, just the main ones, but never mind.
Having read in Amazon’s reviews that one person found that the rechargeable battery lasted only a week using Dawn to Dusk before needing charging, I will have to use that as the basis for my report to the retailer on the outdoor siren.
It might be worth getting this checked as also in the reviews was this very question, asked multiple times. I don’t think it’s too much to ask to understand this basic information is it?
I will include the information you provided that all batteries (presumably “all” means “all” and includes the rechargeable one) should be changed annually. Though this is confusing when contradicted by the information given about a 3 year lifespan but I have to include all pertinent information as I have received it. However, it has to be said; I leave this conversation more confused than when I joined it.
I don’t think I will click the Solution button!
If you have D cells and hardwire do you still need a Ring rechargeable battery in?
I’m hoping to hardwire the siren using existing old alarm wiring and Ring adapter for the specific voltage required, but not sure if also still need the rechargeable battery in as well.
Without solar (which I personally don’t want), or hardwired, using the rechargeable on its own with disk to dawn is pointless for the hassle of changing it every other week
@L1111 You can find information on the available power sources for the Outdoor Siren here. The Quick Release Battery Pack is one option available, but it’s not a requirement. To use the Dusk to Dawn light setting, two of the power sources must be used.
Yes see that’s not clear either. If it was, I possibly would not have bought he Ring Rechargeable Battery. I’m not unhappy that I didn’t, but it would have been better to have been given the choice. Even reading the link you provided, there isn’t anything suggesting it’s an either/or choice.
Perhaps you need to get someone to re-read through all the options with a fresh pair of eyes so it can be made clearer for those new to the Ring system?
I asked the same question to the helpdesk a couple of hours ago. The answers were like “battery-pack will drain more if LED is used”… Really??
After repeating the question several times they promised to look into these (rather normal) questions and mail me the answers.
To me it seems pretty normal questions to ask en thus to now what the specs are from an extra cost battery-pack bought especially for turning the night-LED on to the outside-siren.
I did a quick test with the D-Cells and a Ring battery pack and with Dawn to Dusk active, the battery lasted 7 days.
I’m afraid that’s all I can tell you.
I ended up using D-Cells, Battery Pack and Mains Adapter for my Siren as its located above the second floor and I didn’t want to be up and down a ladder every week
Sorry I can’t be of more help.