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How do I keep my Arlo batteries charged in cold weather?

Your Arlo camera batteries might report low power in cold weather because their internal chemical reactions slow at low temperatures. Because of the kinds of batteries they use, the minimum operating temperature for Arlo Wire-Free cameras is 14°F (-10°C), while the minimum operating temperature for Arlo Ultra, Pro 4, Pro 3, Pro 2, Pro, and Go cameras is -4°F (-20°C). The Arlo Solar Panel’s operating temperature range is 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C).

Note: For your safety and to avoid permanent damage to your batteries, your batteries do not charge at temperatures below freezing, even if your camera is plugged in. The Arlo Solar Panel also cannot charge your battery at temperatures below freezing.

Follow these tips to keep your batteries charged in cold weather:

  • If your camera stops charging because the battery is too cold, bring the camera to a location where the temperature is above freezing and plug it in. Your camera resumes charging as soon as the battery reaches a safe temperature.
  • If your cameras are in a location that routinely experiences temperatures below freezing, you might need to bring your cameras inside to charge more frequently than in warmer months. You can also use an Arlo Charging Station or Arlo Dual Charging Station to keep spare Arlo Ultra, Pro 4, Pro 3, Pro 2, Pro, or Go batteries charged.
  • If you use the Arlo Solar Panel, your solar panel might not be able to keep your camera fully charged on days that are cloudy, rainy, or otherwise don’t provide enough solar energy. Your Arlo solar panel might also be unable to keep your camera charged during periods of heavy use.
  • The total energy that an Arlo Solar Panel can produce depends on many external factors: temperature, shade, weather, and amount of dust or debris on its surface. If your solar panel is not keeping your battery charged, make sure that you clean off any accumulated dust or debris and that the solar panel is receiving enough sunlight.

If your camera’s battery level drops suddenly in cold weather, follow these troubleshooting steps. To troubleshoot low Arlo camera battery in cold weather:

  1. Return the camera to room temperature and power cycle the camera by opening and closing the battery door while the camera is not plugged in.
    After the camera is back online, check if the battery capacity notification is restored to normal.
  2. If your camera is still reporting low battery in cold weather, place your camera in a warmer location to see if the problem is duplicated in that setting.