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Re: My ultra camera battery is draining after 4 days

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AmandaRo
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My Arlo ultra camera battery is draining after 4 days. I’ve tried replacing batteries with the other cameras, disconnected and reconnecting and updating firm ware. What now? It’s difficult climbing up to replace and recharge. Pls can you advise a solution. It seems from the board this is not an isolated incident.
Model: VMS5440 | Arlo Ultra 4 Camera Kit
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Jankovichs
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If u get quiet a lot of motion in front of your camera, thats the typical ultra battery life... arlo pro 2 last much longer, like 20 days in same circumstances!
Must connect to power or they are worthless coz climbing every 4days to charge or exchange battery is not fun
Model: VMS5340 | Arlo Ultra 3 Camera Kit
michaelkenward
Sensei Sensei
Sensei

Battery life depends on how far the cameras are from the base station, and the strain you put on them. Loads of long recordings eat juice, especially with cameras a long way from the hub.

 

My experience is that batteries in Ultra cameras last for several weeks of moderate activity.  My furthest is about 40 feet from the hub. Pro 2 cameras certainly last longer, but they have poorer resolution.


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Arlo hardware: Q Plus, Pro 2 (X2), Pro 3 (X3), Pro 3 Floodlight, Security Light (X2), Ultra (X2), Doorbell, Chime
ertriad
Aspirant
Aspirant

If you haven't done it yet, try RESTARTING the base station from the App (Cog wheel to right of Base Station >  Restart at bottom of screen). Worked for me.

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
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