How do I charge my Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera?

Your Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera has two charging ports: a USB charging port on the camera and a magnetic charging port on the camera housing. This enables you to charge your camera indoors or outdoors without having to unscrew or disassemble any mounting components.

USB charging

The USB charging cable enables you to charge your camera without removing or disassembling any mounting components. This charging cable came in the box with your Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera.

To charge your camera with the included USB charger:

  1. Press the button on the charging port underneath the camera housing.
    A clicking sound occurs, and the camera slides partially out of the camera housing.
  2. Pull the camera until it is entirely removed from the camera housing.
    Note: Make sure that water does not get inside the camera housing or camera.
  3. Bring the camera indoors.
  4. Plug the USB charger into the camera.
    Note: A USB charger was included in the package with your Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera.

Note: When you charge your Arlo camera with the USB charging cable, the camera and light do not work. This is because the USB charging cable is meant for indoor charging only. To use your camera while it charges, you must use an outdoor magnetic charging cable or Arlo Solar Panel (both sold separately).

Outdoor magnetic charging

The Arlo Outdoor Magnetic Charging Cable is sold separately. Connecting this cable provides continuous power while your Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera is mounted outdoors. This means your camera and floodlight continue to operate during charging. Continuous power also unlocks these features in your Pro 3 Floodlight Camera:

  • The maximum brightness on your floodlight increases from 2000 to 3000 lumens (lm).

Note: A battery must be inserted into the camera for the maximum brightness to increase.

To charge your camera with the Outdoor Magnetic Charging Cable:

  1. Make sure that your camera is free of debris to ensure a safe and secure connection.
  2. Connect the outdoor magnetic charging cable to your camera and plug it into an electrical outlet.

Your Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera charges automatically as long as AC power is provided.

Indoor magnetic charging

You can also use an Arlo Indoor Magnetic Charging Cable to charge your camera indoors using the magnetic charging port. To charge your camera indoors with an indoor magnetic charging cable, you must remove your Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera completely from the wall. For more information, visit How do I completely remove my Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera from the wall?.

Solar panel charging

You can use the Arlo Solar Panel to connect your Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera to continuous power. The solar panel uses direct sunlight to keep your battery charged. The solar panel is weather resistant, comes with an 8-foot magnetic power cable, and an adjustable mount.

Note: The maximum brightness of your floodlight does not increase when your Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera is connected to an Arlo solar panel.