New to Ring and looking to possibly purchasing solar cam...

For solar cam, if there are no sunlight who long will it last? Also when the back up battery kicks in, how long will it last?

Do you recommend or should I go with wired? How difficult would it be to install and hiding wires? My DIY skill from 1 - 10 (ten as best), I am a 6.


Hey @pbuizz. If your solar panel for the camera would not get any direct sunlight, I do not recommend having it as a setup, as the panel needs 4 or more hours of direct sunlight each day to help keep the battery charged with about a 10% trickle charge everyday. The device will still use the battery and the battery will be the main power source, not the backup. Depending on what device you’re looking for, I recommend the Stick Up Cam Plug-In or Spotlight Cam Wired, as they are both the “plug and play” type of devices where you just plug them in and they get nonstop power from there. As long as you have an outlet nearby, it should be a seamless setup. :slight_smile: