Does Ring Keypad Need to Be Plugged In?


The Ring Alarm Keypad is a security device that arms and disarms your Ring Alarm system. It has many features, including a siren, a duress code, and chirp tones, and is meant to enhance the effectiveness of your other Ring security devices. 

The Ring Keypad is made to be mounted on a wall near the main door to your home or placed on a table near the door. It is a wireless keypad that does not need an outlet. 

This article discusses the Ring Keypad, the charging details of this security device, how it gets power, and other questions you may have about its battery life. 

Does the Ring Keypad need to be plugged in? 

The Ring Keypad does not need to be plugged in constantly. It has a battery life of up to 12 months when in power-saving mode. When not in power-saving mode, the battery lasts 6 to 9 months.  

The battery on the Ring Keypad is designed to hold a charge for months, meaning once it is charged, the Keypad can remain on the wall or on a table without being plugged in.  

What does the Ring Keypad do? 

The Ring Keypad is a physical keypad that controls the Ring alarm system. It allows you to arm and disarm your system without a smartphone and receive video and audio feedback. 

Does the Ring Keypad need to charge? 

The Ring Keypad comes with a rechargeable battery so you can place the keypad on a table or mount it on a wall without plugging it in. 

How to recharge your Ring Keypad 

Since the Ring Keypad has a rechargeable battery, you can move it around your home. The power from a single charge should last for months depending on usage.  

To recharge your Ring Keypad, use the USB cable and plug provided to plug it into an outlet. Leave it plugged in for a few hours or overnight to ensure it gets a full charge.  

How do I know if my Ring Keypad needs to be charged? 

There is a battery light on your Ring Keypad that indicates the charge. When this light is not on, it has plenty of battery left. Once it turns yellow, the battery is running low. The light turns red when the battery is very low. 

You can also check battery levels in the Ring app on your smart device. 

How do I know if my Ring Keypad is charging? 

Once you have plugged in your Ring Keypad to an outlet, the battery light should blink green. The battery light has a battery symbol next to it and is located in the top left corner next to the network light. 

Keypad power-saving mode 

The Ring Keypad power saving mode only light buttons up when a button is pressed. They also light up when it is dark. This is to conserve energy and battery life. 

When power saving mode is turned off, the buttons light up when motion is detected as well as when it is dark, a button is pressed, or if motion is detected. You will not get as much battery life when the power saving mode is turned off. 

How to turn on the Ring Keypad power-saving mode 

To turn on the Ring Keypad power saving mode, open the Ring app and go to the Keypad settings page. Tap on the menu and click Devices, Alarm Base Station, then Keypad. Tap the gear icon on your screen and toggle the power saving option. 

Can I leave my Ring Keypad plugged in all the time? 

It is not recommended to leave your Ring Keypad plugged in all the time. Your Keypad may freeze if left plugged in for long periods of time. It is best to plug it in only when you need to charge it. The battery light on the Keypad will tell you when it needs to be charged.  

Do you need an outlet to use a Ring Keypad? 

You only need an outlet to charge your Ring Keypad. Once it is charged, it does not need to be plugged into an outlet. It is a wireless keypad you can mount on any wall. The batteries in the Ring Keypad are designed to last months, so you only need to plug in your Ring Keypad every few months. 

What is the Ring Keypad’s battery life expectancy? 

The life expectancy of the battery (how long until it will no longer charge) depends on the generation of your Ring Keypad. For a First Generation Ring Keypad, the battery should last at least three years. A Second Generation Ring Keypad will last up to seven years.  

The Ring Keypad security device is designed to be wireless. You only need to plug it in when the batteries need to be recharged, which should be every few months.  

Turning on power saving mode can help you extend the time between charging. To charge your Keypad, use the USB cord and plug provided to plug it into an outlet. It will take a few hours to charge. 

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