The Samsung SolarCell Remote is a new type of remote control for Samsung TVs. It was introduced in 2021. It’s a universal remote control with an improved design and solar panels that can be used to charge the remote’s battery. In addition to the solar panel, the remote can also be charged via USB-C.
The SolarCell Remote usually comes with Samsung Neo QLED TVs. Charging the remote control from an external power source takes no more than one hour. If charged longer than this time, it won’t cause noticeable damage to the remote control, but it’s not practical. At the same time, you can charge from solar panels indefinitely. But it will take longer to charge fully. Well, here’s how to charge Samsung SolarCell Remote.
What do you need to charge Samsung SolarCell Remote?
If you want to charge your Samsung SolarCell Remote, you can use three different ways to do it:
- You can use a phone charger. The time for a full battery charge would be around 20 mins.
- You can connect it to the USB port on your TV. In this case, the time for the full battery charge would be quite longer – around 40 mins.
- You can also connect it to the USB port of a PC or laptop, in which case the charging time will be about 30-40 minutes.
- Finally, you can charge it using solar panels But it will take more than 1 hour to charge fully.
To charge the remote control with solar panels – just put it with the buttons down on a sunny spot. In this case, the charging process will be much longer, but it all depends on the intensity of the light. You can do it in the living room with the lights on, or you can put it near a window where it will soak up the natural sunlight.
How to see the battery level of the Samsung SolarCell Remote
Samsung SolarCell remote sends info about the battery level to your TV. So you can check it with your TV and here’s what you should do:
- First of all, head to the Home screen.
- Then open “Settings”.
- Open “General”.
- After that, go to “Power and Energy Saving”.
- Finally, choose “Available Remote Battery”.
You should also know that the LED on the front of the remote control will turn on once charging starts and will turn off when charging is complete.
How long does the Samsung SolarCell Remote last?
If your SolarCell remote hasn’t been damaged, it typically lasts about 8-10 years, so it will last you quite a while.
In general, the lifespan of a SolarCell remote is the same as a Samsung Smart TV, so one SolarCell remote will suffice. The only thing that might make you buy a new remote is when you damage or lose it. But that rarely happens, because the remote control is at home all the time and isn’t subjected to much physical impact.
Why is Samsung SolarCell Remote not working?
There are several reasons why something might be wrong with your Samsung solar remote control. First, make sure that you have charged the battery. If the battery is dead, the remote won’t work.
If you’ve tried charging the battery and it still doesn’t work, try replacing the battery. There are two ways to replace the batteries in the Samsung remote control: remove the battery cover and remove the batteries or remove the back panel and remove the batteries.
If you’ve tried replacing the battery and it still doesn’t work, make sure you’re using the working Samsung Solar Remote.
How to program the Samsung SolarCell Remote
To program the Samsung Solar remote control, first make sure the batteries are fully charged. To do this, press and hold the POWER button on the remote control for three seconds.
When the batteries are fully charged, remove the battery compartment cover by pressing on one end and pulling it toward you. Then insert four new AAA batteries into the remote control and replace the battery compartment cover.
Finally, reconnect the power cord to the back of the remote and plug it in.
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Why is the Samsung SolarCell red light blinking?
There are several possible reasons why the Samsung remote control may be flashing red.
One possible problem is that the battery is low and needs to be replaced. If you’re not sure if the battery is dead, you can check by pressing the power button on the remote and seeing if the TV turns on. If it turns on, the battery is probably fine.