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How to charge Tedee smart lock?

With a device permanently fixed to your door lock, you may wonder how to charge it. Learn about it below.

When should you charge your smart lock?

The answer: when it tells you the battery is running low.

By default, you receive a notification when the battery reaches a 30% charge. Notice that there is still some power in it, so you do not need to rush to charge it.

low battery level notification

You will also see the device’s status in the Tedee app, on the devices list and on its main control screen.

smart lock status in the tedee app connect the device to the charger notification

How to charge Tedee smart lock

Tedee is charged via a micro USB port on its side.

micro USB port of the tedee smart lock

Inside the box of your Tedee smart lock, you will find a dedicated USB charger.

One end is a classic USB port

micro USB cable

The other end is a micro USB plug that magnetically connects to the cable.

To connect the smart lock, insert the magnetic adapter first, then attach the cable.

magnetic adapter of the tedee smart lock micro USB cable connected to the magnetic adapter

This magnetic solution lets you charge your smart lock while it is mounted on your door. This can be easily obtained by plugging the charging cable’s other end into a power bank.

Full charging of the battery takes around 6 hours. We recommend charging it overnight.

But what if someone unlocks the smart lock while it’s charging?

Look at the animation below.

 

With a magnetic adapter, the cable simply disconnects gently and safely in case the smart lock rotates.

Does the plug stay inside?

As Tedee smart lock works up to 14 months on a single charge, there is no need to leave the micro USB adapter plugged in the device at all times.

After the lock is charged, you can remove the plug and save it for the next charge.

Does it work with other chargers?

Tedee smart lock can be charged with any micro USB cable. However, we do not recommend charging the device in use with other cables than the one supplied with the device.

If charging with other micro USB cables, we recommend taking the smart lock off the door: it requires removing one screw with an Allen key.

taking the smart lock off the door