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In 2021, Samsung proposed a new type of remote control for some models of its TVs. This remote control is called SolarCell Remote.

What is the difference between Solar Cell remote and other Samsung Smart Remotes

The remote control performs the same functions as the previous models but is structurally different. For example, instead of standard replaceable batteries, the remote control has a rechargeable battery. The Solar Cell remote control needs to be charged, for this purpose, the remote control has a USB-C connector. Also, the remote control can be charged automatically from the built-in solar cells.

How to charge the Samsung Solar Cell Remote explained

The Samsung Solar Cell Remote can be charged quickly enough. Here are some solutions:

  • Use a standard phone charger, the remote will charge in about 20 minutes.
  • Connect the remote to the USB port on your TV, the remote will charge in about 30-40 minutes.
  • Plug your remote into the USB port on your laptop, and it will be charged in about 20-40 minutes.

Samsung has considered that charging from a power source is not the best solution, so there are solar cells on the back of the remote control. All you have to do is lay the remote with the buttons down so that the solar panel generates an electric current. It takes quite a while to charge from the solar panel, but it all depends on the intensity of the outside light.

How much time do you need to charge the Samsung Solar Cell remote control with solar elements

As I said before, it takes no more than one hour to charge the remote control from an external power source. If you charge longer than that, it will not cause any noticeable damage to the remote control, but it is not reasonable. At the same time, you can charge from solar cells for an unlimited time.

How to check the battery level of the Samsung Solar Cell remote control

The smart remote control is quite an advanced device, the status information of the remote control is displayed on the TV. You can find out the battery level by looking at the remote control information on the TV. To do this, open the TV menu and find information about the remote control. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Press Home
  • Then navigate to Settings
  • Go to General
  • Go to Power and Energy Saving
  • Open Available Remote Battery
How to check the battery level of Samsung SolarCell remote

Samsung Solar Cell lifespan explained

The remote control is a small device, so it can be accidentally damaged. However, the lifespan of the remote control, if you use it under normal conditions, is equal to the lifespan of the TV. That’s about 7-10 years.

How often should you change the battery in the Samsung Solar Cell remote control

Samsung does not report the battery life of the remote control. However, from the experience of using batteries, it is likely to last about 5-7 years, but gradually the battery capacity will decrease. Nevertheless, thanks to the use of a solar cell for recharging, you will most likely not notice this.

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