The Minut needs to be recharged approximately every 4 months, depending on the environment and wifi connectivity where it’s installed. You charge it by using the charging cable and a normal charge takes between 4-6 hours. When it's time for your device to be charged you'll receive an email, then you'll have about two weeks before the battery drains!
Lights when charging
On the bottom of the device (under the magnetic plate), there is a LED light, indicating different states in charge.
- Charging - blinking green. If the battery is entirely empty, it might take some time for this to happen.
- Fully charged - solid green.
- Contact support to resolve the issue - blinking red.
Leave your Minut on while charging. If the device is turned off, the light is disabled. Charging will take a lot longer, approximately 40 hours.
Where is the ON button? The ON button is located on the back of the Minut. At the beginning, you need to remove the magnetic metal plate from the device. Once you have removed it, you can see the button and the LED charge light.
Is Minut hardwired? The device is not meant to be hardwired and we recommend you to charge the device as described. However, it will work fine if you rather keep it plugged in with the charger.
Power saving mode
If you value battery life, you are welcome to try out the power saving mode. This feature reduces the number of times the device connects to our servers for motion detection (usually every 15 minutes). Instead, the device will update once every hour and will give around 2 times the battery life.
This will affect how often the motion graph will update, and the time it takes for you to turn ON the security alarm. Once you turn on the alarm, you will see a countdown to how long it will be until it is turned ON. (This will not affect how fast motion is detected once the device is armed).
To toggle the power saving mode, go to device settings -> advanced-> Power saving mode. You can also toggle this from our web app.
This is a great feature for those who value battery life and are mostly interested in noise monitoring.