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Issue swapping a depleted battery for charged one in a Pro 2 camera

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Moxilla
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New to using an Arlo system, and the first time I needed to change a depleted battery for a charged one, I turned off the device in Device Settings and swapped the batteries. But when I tried to turn the device back on, it said battery needed changing. Tried another battery and it was okay. (Hope that battery isn't bad. Will test later on another camera.)

 

I checked the manual for this issue. My question is should I turn the camera off  in the device settings on the app before I swap out the battery?  If not, can someone tell me the correct procedure?

Thanks.

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera

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michaelkenward
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@Moxilla wrote:

My question is should I turn the camera off  in the device settings on the app before I swap out the battery? 

 


I don't.

 

I simply remove the battery from one camera and move it to another one. This has never caused anything more than a temporary disconnection.

 

I do this because I have a couple of batteries on mains power and some on battery only. When the "battery only" cameras send me a power warning, I take a battery out of a mains camera and swap it with a batteried camera.

 

This has been my strategy for a year or so with Pro 2, Ultra and Pro 3 cameras. No sign of damage so far.

 

 


Just another user
Arlo hardware: Q Plus, Pro 2 (X2), Pro 3 (X3), Pro 3 Floodlight, Security Light (X2), Ultra (X2), Doorbell, Chime

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michaelkenward
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@Moxilla wrote:

My question is should I turn the camera off  in the device settings on the app before I swap out the battery? 

 


I don't.

 

I simply remove the battery from one camera and move it to another one. This has never caused anything more than a temporary disconnection.

 

I do this because I have a couple of batteries on mains power and some on battery only. When the "battery only" cameras send me a power warning, I take a battery out of a mains camera and swap it with a batteried camera.

 

This has been my strategy for a year or so with Pro 2, Ultra and Pro 3 cameras. No sign of damage so far.

 

 


Just another user
Arlo hardware: Q Plus, Pro 2 (X2), Pro 3 (X3), Pro 3 Floodlight, Security Light (X2), Ultra (X2), Doorbell, Chime

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TomMac
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Agree... just swap the battery and the camera should auto-resync

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Rob-A
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I agree - I do not disable the cameras before changing the batteries and have had no issues.

Moxilla
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Thanks everyone for your responses.  I think I may have pressed the sync button after installing a fresh battery the first time, which I now realize was not necessary, since the camera was already synced. That probably confused the camera.

Camera and both batteries are working fine.

Thanks!

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
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