How Long Do the Blink Camera Batteries Last?

Blink Video Doorbell, Outdoor and Indoor (gen 2), and XT2 cameras can expect battery life of up to 2 years, based on 5,882 seconds of Live View, 43,200 seconds of motion-activated recording and 4,788 seconds of Live View with two-way talk. This is roughly 70 seconds per day.

For the Indoor (gen 1) and XT cameras, 2 years of typical use is defined as 40,000 seconds of Motion Clips and Live View. This is approximately 50 seconds per day.

Things that can really hurt battery life:

  • Slow internet connection speeds use batteries faster.
  • Extreme heat and cold can affect battery performance.
  • Weak signal strengths between Blink devices, and with the Wi-Fi network, uses batteries faster.
  • Using Alkaline or rechargeable Li-Ion, Ni-Cd, or Ni-MH batteries is not advised. These batteries do not provide sufficient current for Blink products.

DO NOT use Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries; Blink cameras are only compatible with size AA 1.5 volt Lithium non-rechargeable batteries.

Our recommended replacement batteries can be purchased on Amazon.

You can monitor battery level in the Blink app, on the Camera Settings screen when you tap the settings icon settings icon in the camera thumbnail and select General Settings.

Battery strength indication is either OK or Needs Replacement.

As a warning, the Blink app will display a "High Usage" alert message when your camera settings are likely to cause higher than normal battery consumption. 

Note: You can learn more about how to optimize your camera settings for maximum battery performance here.

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