Interesting though a charging symbol would be more straightforward, however I have returned my solar panel for a refund as it is not fit for my purpose
I purchased the spot cam w/solar panel almost a year ago. I had no issues for the first 10 months. Now it appears that my solar panel also does not work. Altogther, I have had to recharge the battery directly (via USB) three times: When I first setup the unit and twice in the past month and half. I don't believe the panel has sufficient power to keep a moderately active camera chargedl. It's possible once the battery power falls to a certain level, it does not have enough output to fully recharge the battery. I think I will also return mine for a refund. A second battery might be a better option for me.
Where is it visible immediately? I installed 2 yesterday and under Device Health for Solar Panel Status it still shows 'Add a Ring solar panel to Extend Battery Lfe'. Thanks
I may have missed it, but I can't see an answer to the actual qestion. Other than looking at the battery percentage and hoping it goes up as well as down occasionally, is there any way to tell if the solar panel is actually doing anything other than looking pretty?
so Ring, 2 questions:
1. Should the "solar panel status" line on the app actualy ever say anything other then "add a ring solar panel to extend battery life"? BTW, if the answer is no then a supplimentary question is why is it even there as its totally pointless.
2. Is there any way at all of telling if the Solar panel is actually doing anything?
These seem fundemental and very, VERY straight forward questions to answer. If the answer to either of these questions is no then Ring look a lot like snake oil salesman i.e. we have to "take their word" that the panel is working.
So, Ring, two very simple questions; no BS please, just respond directly to those questions.
It is difficult to tell if the Solar Charger is working. I installed it 6 days ago with some sunny days in between then and now. I have been monitoring the battery level regularly and have never seen it go up, only down. Starting with a 100% fully charged new battery, 6 days later it's down to 88%. I have the mothion sensor frequency set to Standard.
The question remains, how do I know if it's actually charging the battery? Thanks