If you’ve noticed that the back of your Ring doorbell feels hot, you’re not alone. It seems to be a common problem among users who recently purchased the newer model, the Ring Pro. This can be worrisome for some users, myself included, who wonder if their new security device will last. That’s why I decided to do a little research into why that back of my Pro was so tingly hot. In this post, we’ll look at what could cause this, and how it affects your device.
Should my unit run warm? Is this normal behavior for the device, or do I have a defective one? Is my concern legitimate or am I exaggerating the problem?
Should my Ring Doorbell feel hot?
The Doorbell Pro can operate in a range of temperatures from -5 to 120 degrees F (-20.5 to 48.5 degrees C). If your device is being exposed to sunlight, its temperature may increase beyond those provided by the power source and normal operating temperatures.
As a homeowner, it’s important to know when and how to handle an unexpected power surge. In this case, we’re talking about your Ring Doorbell.
Doorbells are designed to operate within a given temperature above ambient at their rated KVA load. If the temperature rises above that, you may notice that your Ring Doorbell feels warm or even hot to the touch. This is normal—but it’s also something to watch out for because it could indicate that your device is overloaded.
If this happens, the best thing you can do is unplug your Ring Doorbell from the outlet and wait 15 minutes before plugging it back in again. Then check that all of its wiring is secure and working correctly before turning on the circuit breaker for your entire home (or just for that circuit).
How Easily Diagnose a Hot Doorbell
Hot doorbells are a common problem for homeowners, especially in the summer months. If you think your doorbell is giving off a hot, burning sensation when it’s pressed, the first step to diagnosing the problem is to make sure that it is indeed hot and not just your imagination.
To do this, simply touch the button repeatedly for 5 or 10 seconds and then check to see if there is an uncomfortable heat coming from where you pressed. If there is no heat, then it’s time to move on to other possible causes (such as an electrical short in your house).
If there is heat, the next thing you should do is rule out any other sources of heat in your home or outside it. The best way to do this is by turning off all lights and appliances that could be causing a heating reaction (such as anything with an incandescent bulb). If after doing so the heat remains constant, then it’s likely caused by something else entirely.
If neither of these things works and if after checking all possible sources of external heat your doorbell still seems hot—then there are several things that could be causing this issue: The doorbell is faulty. It’s possible that the wiring in your house has been damaged and is causing a short, which would cause the device to heat up. If this is the case, then you should call an electrician to come out and fix it (or do it yourself if you feel comfortable doing so).
If you feel that your Video Doorbell Pro is too hot, please call their support team at the number listed here.
How to Fix Ring Doorbell Overheating Issues
If your Ring Doorbell keeps overheating, there are a few things you can do to resolve the issue.
Check if it is not caused by sunshine
First, check if it’s not the sun. This means that you will need to check if your ring doorbell is facing any sunlight or not. If the Ring Doorbell is overheating during peak sun time around 12 and 2 pm or all the time, then there is a chance that it is overheating because of the sun.
If this is the cause of the overheating then you need to try any one of the below to fix the issue:
- Change the color of your appliance faceplate from black or dark bronze to a lighter shade, such as white or cream. This will make a big difference!
- It can also be solved by moving the device or by mounting it on the wall. If you want to move your ring device, you can try putting it on the opposite side of your door or mounting it on the wall instead of placing it on its stand. If either of these steps helps avoid sunlight exposure, then they are worth trying out.
Ribbed heatsinks on the back
If your doorbell has been installed for a long time or was manufactured several years ago, inspect the back of its faceplate to see if it is fitted with ribbed heatsinks.
Ring Pro did not originally have heart sinks; however, the company changed its design once these issues were discovered. Some people have received replacement Rings (containing the amended design) for free.
If you do not see any heatsinks on your doorbell, that means that it is an older model (the newer model will have them). The next step is to try and clean out any dust that has accumulated in the vents in your Ring Doorbell camera’s case.
Does Heat Affect Ring Doorbell?
While Ring’s products are designed to be durable and weather-resistant, they’re not immune to the effects of extreme heat. In fact, if your doorbell is exposed to temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended period of time (say, while you’re on vacation), it may stop working properly.
This doesn’t mean that your Ring doorbell is broken—it means that it’s overheated!
The Ring Pro’s temperature control mechanism helps keep the bell from ringing when it reaches either too high or too low a temperature.
How do I protect my Ring Doorbell from Sun?
When the sun hits your Ring Doorbell, it can cause the camera lens to fog up. This is because of the heat generated by the sun’s rays, which then builds up inside the camera housing and fogs up the lens. If you have any kind of plant life growing around your Ring Doorbell, those plants will also absorb heat and cause more fogging.
The best way to prevent this from happening is to keep your Ring Doorbell out of direct sunlight. You can do this by installing a shade over it, or even just covering it with some kind of cloth or cloths that you change out every few days so they don’t get too wet and moldy from humidity buildup (this can happen with certain types of fabric).
You can also use some kind of waterproof sealant (like silicone caulk) around the edges where water might leak in through cracks or holes in your home’s exterior walls during heavy rainstorms if there’s no shade on top of your Ring Doorbell yet (or if there has been damage).
How do I get rid of Ring Doorbell glare?
But even the best doorbells can be hard to see, especially if the sun is shining in the wrong direction. Luckily, there are some simple ways to fix this problem.
One option is using a wedge kit to change the angle of the Ring Video Doorbell 2 and placing the camera above the level of the brickwork. This will help you avoid glare—and improve your view!
Another option is to install a floodlight around your doorbell. This will help illuminate any dark areas around your home and make it easier for you to see where people are walking so that you don’t have any surprises when they come knocking at your door!
At what temp does Ring stop working?
Ring is designed to function in temperatures ranging from -5ºF to 120ºF, but when temperatures fall outside of this range, your device may not function correctly.
We recommend keeping your Ring device in a place where you can monitor the temperature and make sure it stays within the range.