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How to change the battery in a Blink XT Camera? 

 September 19, 2021

By  Phil Borges

If you're reading this post/article, then the chances are that your Blink XT camera battery is running low. Don't worry! Battery replacement is a simple and easy process that can be done in less than 5 minutes with no special tools required. 

How to change the battery in a Blink XT Camera?

The all-new Blink XT is the perfect camera for users looking to monitor their home or business. It features an easy installation, mobile alerts, so you never miss a thing. But over time, we all know that batteries have to be changed. If this happens, be sure to follow these steps on how to change the battery in a Blink XT Camera.

Step 1: Remove the mounting bracket that you can find at the back of the camera.

Step 2: At the back cover, look for a grey switch with an arrow pointing downwards. Push down the arrow once you've found it and pull out the battery cover.

Step 3: Take out the old batteries and replace them with new lithium batteries. This device uses 2 AA 1.5v non-rechargeable batteries. Make sure to insert the batteries in the correct orientation.

Step 4: Once you have inserted the new batteries, put back the battery cover and secure it with its grey switch. Make sure to snap the pieces firmly so that it's held in place properly.

Step 5: Reattached the mounting bracket back to the case cover.

Remember to dispose of the old batteries properly. If you are not sure of this process, you can always contact your local recycling center to ask for the proper procedure.

So now you know how to change the battery in a Blink XT Camera, give it a go and see if the camera is working.

How long do the batteries of a Blink XT camera last?

With the standard use of 15 hours, the lithium batteries for this camera are expected to last 8-10 times longer than regular ones due to their energy efficiency. In addition, certain battery-draining capabilities can have an impact on the life of the battery, including:

  • Blink camera has one good feature that allows you to view your video feed remotely from a mobile device. While this is helpful, it also uses up more battery and runs down faster than if not using the live view mode.
  • The Blink security cameras automatically record the event if it detects motion. While recording, these cameras use a significant amount of battery power, so users are recommended to lower its sensitivity.
  • With Blink cameras, it's important to make sure you have 3 bars or more of Wi-Fi connection. When your camera's signal is weak, it uses more battery power to stabilize and maintain signal strength.

To improve battery life and reduce false alarms, navigate to the settings in your Blink Home Monitor app. Adjusting "Sensitivity" when using a camera will help you move the slider towards "L" for Low."

What are safety precautions and warnings when changing a battery in a Blink XT Camera?

Caution should be taken when changing the battery in a Blink XT Camera. Ensure that your hands are clean and dry before starting to swap out the old battery for new ones. This will secure that there is no dirt or smudges on the surface to cause problems with inserting the new battery.

There are other factors that can hurt the battery life of your camera to watch out for, and these are:

  • Battery performance can be negatively affected by extreme heat and cold.
  • Using non-recommended batteries can cause damage to your Blink XT Camera.
  • Weak signal and port internet connection.

Changing the batteries in a Blink XT camera is easy and quick. Safety precautions and warnings should be followed to avoid potential accidents that could occur when changing the battery of your device.

Conclusion

The new Blink XT Camera has a longer battery life than the old model. When changing your camera's battery, be sure you are using compatible batteries and follow all safety precautions outlined in the manual.

There are different other factors that can affect the battery life of your Blink XT Camera. Changing the camera's batteries on a regular basis will help to prolong their lifespan. Once the batteries show signs of weakness, it is best to replace them right away. Do not ignore this issue, as it will only get worse. This way, your Blink XT Camera will continue to run smoothly for years at its optimum level. If ever your camera isn't working after changing the batteries, do not attempt to fix or repair the camera but instead get help from the experts who can help you diagnose the problem.

I hope that the instructions stated in this article were all informative and helpful in guiding you on how to change out the batteries in your Blink XT Camera.

About the author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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