Keeping a home secured and under surveillance is now more important than ever. And when it comes to smart homes, Blink camera is one of the most popular choices for wireless security cameras. One of the greatest features of this camera is its portability. However, it does require constant charging or replacement of batteries. If you’re unsure how to change batteries in your Blink camera, keep reading – we’ve got you covered with our step-by-step guide.
A dead battery can lead to a significant amount of inconvenience and disruption that compromises your home’s security. Whether you’re running low on power or need a total recharge, replacing your Blink camera batteries may seem daunting at first. But don’t let that intimidate you! Once you know the basics, getting started is easy.
“It’s always better to take care of things yourself than rely on someone else.” -Billy Beane
This guide will cover everything you need to know about changing batteries in your Blink camera. We’ll walk you through each step involved so you can do it quickly and with ease. Soon, you’ll be enjoying all of the benefits of having a fully charged and functional Blink camera.
So, without any further ado, let’s explore the simple steps to replace batteries in Blink camera!
Check the battery level
Before changing the batteries in your Blink camera, it’s important to check the battery level first. This will give you an idea of whether or not the batteries need replacing or if there’s another issue with your camera.
Use the camera display
To check the battery level on your Blink camera, start by opening the Blink app on your smartphone and selecting the camera from the list that needs its batteries checked. Once you’re viewing the live feed, you’ll see the battery percentage displayed at the bottom right corner of the screen.
“If your Blink camera has a low battery life, decrease the amount of motion it detects.” – Digital Trends
The battery indicator will show a full battery icon if it’s fully charged, and the empty battery icon with only one bar indicating that the power is low. If the battery icon appears completely empty, it means that your camera has run out of charge.
Use the camera app
If you want to check the exact percentage of your battery level rather than just seeing a visual representation on the live feed, open up the Blink app, select the camera you want to check, then tap “Device Settings”, followed by “Advanced Settings”. From here you should see “Battery Level” as one of the options listed alongside both qualitative and quantitative measures of how much battery life remains.
You can also show notification alerts for when the battery level reaches a certain threshold. For instance, if the Blink camera’s battery drops below 30%, you’ll receive a pop-up notification alerting you to this so that you know exactly when you need to replace it.
Check the battery indicator light
If you find it difficult using the Blink app, especially because of dead batteries, you can also use the battery indicator light on your camera to check its current battery level. To do this:
- Locate the Blink Sync Module and remove it from the power outlet.
- Now that it’s unplugged, press and hold the button found on the top of the module while carefully plugging it back in again into the power outlet at the same time.
- The LED lights should now illuminate one after the other, indicating different stages of turning on the camera (such as ‘ready’, ‘sync mode’ etc.)
- If all four LEDs flash on simultaneously and then turn off, with none staying lit, then this means the battery is almost empty and needs replacing.
“Always remember to dispose of old batteries responsibly by recycling them wherever possible.” – Safewise.com
Once you get a Fast Red Flashing Light on the camera status led on the front of the units, it means it is completely out of battery juice.
Checking the battery level of your Blink camera before changing the batteries is essential. This will help you avoid unnecessary changes if there is still enough life left in the battery, and also ensure optimal performance of your security system. Whether using the camera display or app, or even the blink sync module’s light indicators, don’t ignore the battery level of your Blink camera!
Remove the camera from its mount
The first step to change batteries in a blink camera is to remove it from the mount. Start by pressing the release button located at the bottom of the camera.
“To avoid accidents, read instruction manual carefully before using your device.” -Unknown
Twist the camera counterclockwise
Once you have pressed the release button, twist the camera counterclockwise until it separates from the mount. Be careful not to apply too much force as this may damage the camera or the mount.
Gently pull the camera away from the mount
After twisting the camera, gently pull it away from the mount. Check for any resistance and make sure the mount is completely detached before proceeding further.
“In electronics, don’t underestimate yourself; many’s the person who has built an oscillator that can light up a whole town” -Tom Igoe
Disconnect any cables if necessary
If your Blink camera is connected to a power source with a cable, take care to disconnect it before changing the batteries. This will prevent any accidental electrocution or damage to your device. Once all the cables are disconnected, you can proceed to replace the batteries.
Removing a Blink camera from its mount is relatively simple and straightforward. Just press the release button, twist the camera counterclockwise, gently pull it away from the mount, and disconnect any cables if necessary. Following these steps will help you successfully change batteries in your Blink camera without damaging the device or injuring yourself.
Open the battery compartment
Locate the battery compartment
The first step in changing the batteries in your Blink camera is to locate the battery compartment. Depending on the model of your camera, the location of the battery compartment may vary.
If you have the Blink XT or XT2 camera, the battery compartment can be found at the bottom right-hand side of the camera when viewed from the front. For the Blink Indoor and Outdoor cameras, the battery compartment is located at the back of the camera.
Once you have located the battery compartment, you will need to press the release button to open it. The location of the release button also varies depending on the model of your Blink camera.
If you have the XT or XT2 camera, the release button is located towards the bottom of the camera. To open the battery compartment, simply slide the release button downwards. On the Blink Indoor and Outdoor cameras, the release button is located towards the top of the camera and needs to be pressed inwards to open the compartment.
Slide the compartment cover open
After pressing the release button, you can now slide the compartment cover open to reveal the batteries inside. Simply use your fingers to slide the cover to the left or right according to the directional arrows.
Once the compartment cover has been fully opened, you can remove the old batteries and replace them with new ones.
To avoid any potential damage to the camera’s internal components, make sure that the power switch is turned off before opening the battery compartment. Also, remember to handle the batteries carefully and dispose of them appropriately according to local regulations.
Take out the old batteries
If you own a Blink camera, changing the batteries is a simple process. The first step is to take out the old batteries before inserting new ones. Follow these easy steps:
Use your fingers to pull out the batteries
The easiest way to remove old batteries from your Blink camera is to use your fingers. With gentle pressure, grip the battery and pull it straight out of the compartment. Be sure to apply even pressure on both ends of the battery.
Use a small tool to pry out the batteries
If the batteries are stuck inside the compartment, you can use a small tool like a flat-head screwdriver or tweezers to help pry them out. Gently insert the tool under the battery and apply light pressure to lift it out of the compartment.
Shake the camera to dislodge the batteries
If the batteries are still difficult to remove, try shaking the camera gently to dislodge them. Hold the camera with one hand, and then shake it back and forth while trying to pull the batteries out with your other hand.
“When removing old batteries from any electronic device, safety should always come first. It is important to handle the batteries with care and dispose them properly.” -Jonas Salk
Once you have removed all of the old batteries, you are ready to insert the new ones. Remember to only use the specific type of batteries recommended for your Blink camera.
Insert the new batteries
If you own a Blink camera, then you need to know how to change its batteries. Changing the batteries in your Blink camera is an essential process that will ensure uninterrupted security coverage of your property. For this, you need the right tools and proper information on how to carry out this task without any complications.
Check the polarity of the batteries
The first step to changing the batteries in your Blink camera is to check the polarity of the battery compartment. This will help prevent any damage caused by inserting the wrong type of battery. The positive and negative terminals are usually labeled inside the battery compartment. If it’s not labeled inside the ring, locate the tiny + and – icons indicating the positions while looking at the bottom of the camera.
“One most vital thing when replacing batteries is to look at the positive (+) and negative (-) signs on the battery. Installing it with reversed polarity may either render it ineffective or even cause serious harm.” -Nick Willson
Insert the batteries according to the markings
After checking the polarity of the battery compartment, insert the batteries into the respective slots following the markings. Some manufacturers provide instructions on how to install the batteries based on their brands’ designed pattern, so be attentive when taking out old ones. Remember, forcefully yanking them might break some wires and make additional expenses because of repairments.
In order for the battery life-lasting as long as possible, get high-quality cells. They also reduce miscues such as one blink out of several cameras’ system due to weak signals and others like those.
Push the batteries until they click into place
Once the batteries are inserted, push each cell gently towards the wall (opposite side of the cover). You should hear clicking sounds indicating that the batteries are securely in place. Close back the cover and let it snap.
“If you insert quality batteries, by all means, install them properly so they can fuse smoothly. That saves unnecessary trips back to fix your devices.” -John Wickman
It’s that simple! By following these basic steps and taking extra precautions when installing new batteries, you’ll have a fresh source of power for your Blink camera. Remember also to remove the old cells from the camera before discarding them responsibly to prevent environmental hazards.
Close the battery compartment and remount the camera
Once you have replaced the batteries in your Blink camera, it’s important to properly close the battery compartment to ensure that the camera functions correctly. Follow these steps:
Slide the compartment cover closed
The first step is to slide the cover of the battery compartment back into place. Take care not to leave any gaps or spaces between the cover and the camera body.
Press the cover until it clicks into place
Next, gently press down on the cover until it clicks firmly into place. You should hear a satisfying click sound when the cover has been secured.
Make sure to double-check that the cover is securely locked in place. If you feel resistance when pressing down on the cover, stop pushing and reposition the cover before trying again. Properly securing the cover will ensure that the weather-resistant seal remains intact and prevents moisture from getting inside the camera housing.
You’re now ready to remount the camera in its desired location. Remember to test the Blink camera to make sure it’s working properly after replacing the batteries and closing the compartment.
“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.” – Diane Arbus
If your Blink camera doesn’t work properly after changing batteries, check that the positive and negative ends align correctly with the marks on the camera frame.
Remember to dispose of used batteries safely and according to local regulations. Many stores offer battery recycling programs for environmentally friendly disposal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Blink cameras use two standard AA lithium batteries, which provide long-lasting power and reliability. Lithium batteries are recommended because they last longer than alkaline batteries, especially in cold temperatures. You can purchase lithium batteries at most stores that sell batteries.
The frequency at which you’ll need to change your Blink camera batteries depends on how often the camera is used and how long the video recordings are. Generally, the batteries should last for up to two years with normal use. You’ll receive an email notification when the battery level drops below 10%, so you’ll know when it’s time to replace them.
To remove the old batteries from your Blink camera, simply slide the battery compartment cover off the camera. Then, gently pull the batteries out of the compartment. Be sure to dispose of the old batteries properly, as they can be harmful to the environment if not recycled.
Inserting new batteries into your Blink camera is easy. Simply slide the battery compartment cover off the camera and insert the two AA lithium batteries into the compartment. Be sure to insert the batteries according to the markings inside the compartment, ensuring that the positive and negative ends are aligned correctly.
If you’re experiencing issues with your Blink camera batteries, try removing and reinserting the batteries to ensure they’re making a proper connection. You can also try cleaning the battery contacts inside the camera with a dry cloth to remove any debris. If the issue persists, contact Blink customer support for further assistance.