Note: Blink cameras are only compatible with size AA 1.5 volt Lithium non-rechargeable batteries. in the camera thumbnail and select General Settings. Battery strength indication is either OK or Needs Replacement.
Yes, you can use regular AA batteries in Blink cameras. However, it is recommended to use lithium AA batteries for better performance and longer battery life. Regular alkaline AA batteries may not last as long and may not perform as well in extreme temperatures.
The Lithium batteries that are included with the Blink system are NOT rechargeable. If the camera is plugged in while the batteries are in the camera – the batteries will not recharge. Also keep in mind, there will be some drain on your batteries even when your device is powered by a USB cable.
The USB port on the back of all Blink cameras can be used with a Micro USB cable and adapter to power them, rather than using batteries. For proper safety only use 5V/1A USB power adapters. Since Mini cameras are only powered by USB and do not use batteries, a cable and power adapter comes included in the box.
Is Duracell a Lithium battery?
Duracell High Power Lithium batteries have up to 10 years in storage guaranteed so you can be confident these batteries will be ready when you need them.
Can I use alkaline batteries instead of Lithium?
Alkaline batteries work the same as lithium models, but they only transfer ions in one direction. As ions move from the anode to the cathode, the battery will lose voltage as it drains, and the system can’t be recharged.
What is the difference between Lithium and alkaline batteries?
Lithium batteries, as opposed to alkaline, are capable of giving off a strong energy surge after a long period of low discharge. This makes them ideal for fire alarms. Alkaline batteries provide good, long-term power, but they lose strength over time.
Select your camera The Blink Video Doorbell uses two, size AA Lithium non-rechargeable batteries. To change batteries, follow the instructions to open the case.
However, your Blink Weather-Resistant Devices are not intended for underwater use and may experience temporary effects from exposure to water or other weather conditions. Do not intentionally immerse your Blink Weather-Resistant Devices in water or expose it to liquids.