Many people ask if they can use rechargeable batteries with the Arlo cameras. So, to answer the question, most of the Arlo cameras run on batteries that you can recharge and reuse. The Arlo security cameras that work on rechargeable batteries are Arlo Ultra, Arlo Pro, Arlo Pro 2, Arlo Pro 3, Arlo Wire-Free and Arlo Go. To charge your batteries, make sure you use the power adapter that came with your Arlo camera.
That being said, you always need to check whether the batteries included in the Arlo package are rechargeable. For example Arlo Wire-Free camera comes with non rechargeable batteries, once they die you have to replace them with new ones. However, Arlo sells the same type of battery but a rechargeable version. Other camera models such as Arlo Q Plus and Arlo Q do not use batteries (they need to be powered on).
The rechargeable battery life of Arlo cameras varies and is related to many factors. The battery performance is strongly affected by motion settings, light conditions, weather and placement. Different security setups may drain the Arlo batteries quickly. Either way, on the long run, using rechargeable batteries will save you money and time. Take a look at the table below to see which Arlo cameras can work with rechargeable batteries.
Arlo Pro 2
Arlo Pro 3
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Rechargeable batteries for Arlo cameras
If you need to replace your batteries for the Arlo cameras, check the section below and make sure to purchase the right model.
Batteries for Arlo Ultra and Pro 3
The Arlo Ultra and Pro 3 cameras use 3.85V 4800mAh 18.48Wh rechargeable lithium polymer batteries. To purchase spare or replacement batteries for Arlo Ultra and Pro 3, check on Amazon (battery model VMA5400).
Batteries for Arlo Pro 2 and Pro
The Arlo Pro 2 and Pro cameras use a 7.2V 2440mAh 17.57Wh rechargeable lithium ion battery. The design and type is different from the Arlo Ultra and Pro 3 batteries. To purchase a spare or replacement batteries for Arlo Pro 2 and Pro, check on Amazon (battery model VMA4400).
Batteries for Arlo Go
The Arlo Go camera uses a 7.2V 3660 mAh 26.35Wh rechargeable lithium ion battery with a higher capacity than the Arlo Pro and Pro 2 cameras. Arlo Go and Arlo Pro batteries are not interchangeable. Do not attempt to power an Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro 2 camera with an Arlo Go battery. Do not attempt to power an Arlo Go camera with an Arlo Pro battery. To purchase spare or replacement batteries for Arlo Go, check on Amazon (battery model VMA4410).
Batteries for Arlo Wire-Free
The Arlo Wire-Free camera uses four CR123 lithium 3-volt photo batteries. These batteries are available at retail stores and at online stores that specialize in battery sales. Arlo Wire-Free cameras are designed for use with the non-rechargeable batteries, however you can buy rechargeable batteries.
For example, Tenergy rechargeable batteries can be recharged up to 500 times. If you choose to buy Tenergy rechargeable RCR123A batteries from a different source than the one listed below, make sure that you purchase batteries that are marked “Works with Arlo.” To purchase spare or replacement batteries for Arlo Wire-Free, check on Amazon (battery model Tenergy CR123).