Nowadays, you will see many products that run on solar energy like lights, key chains, and even computer items like wireless keyboards and other parts. Solar energy is an excellent source of natural energy as it has many benefits as it helps save the consumer money in the long run.
Along with saving money, you don’t have to rely on other natural resources which have started depleted from the earth. Solar energy has a vital role in today’s development and infrastructure as you find that in many offices and factories, the owners install solar panels to power their machines.
However, solar energy is now introduced in computer parts, apart from factories and industries. Yes, you heard that right. For example, Logitech launched their solar power-based keyboard called Logitech K750, which performs well in the market.
Despite having the perfect launch and functioning, many people have reported that their Logitech solar keyboards are not working properly and causing problems between works. With the help of my research, I will give you the possible solution to fix this problem. So, let’s find out.
What is Logitech K750 solar keyboard?
Logitech Company has launched their first solar-powered keyboard, i.e., Logitech K750, a wireless keyboard that powers itself with the help of light. So if there is total darkness in the apartment or any other area, then the keyboard can be able to work upto 3 hours straight.
However, to use the keyboard, you must install the solar power application, which helps measure the light required to recharge the keyboard. With the help of the application, you will get to know about the battery percentage and alerts when the battery is low.
Why is my Logitech solar keyboard not working?
It is seen that many people have a problem with the solar-powered keyboard of Logitech that it stopped working after some time and caused many other problems. According to my research, here are the common problems that people are facing after purchasing this keyboard:
- The solar panel on the keyboard is not functioning properly.
- The keyboard isn’t charging, and the charging gets depleted within minutes after using it.
- The keyboard isn’t connected to the laptop or desktop and not working.
The reason behind these problems is many like the failure in the software, damage to the battery, problem in the application, repairing of the solar panels, and many more.
How to solve the problem?
If you are experiencing these kinds of problems with your Logitech K750 keyboard, then here are the possible solutions to fix these problems.
- Checking the batteries of the keyboard
The first step is to check the keyboard batteries and see whether they are in working condition or not. Sometimes, the power in the batteries gets depleted, which causes problems in the product.
- Uninstalling the Logitech Software
It would be best to uninstall the Logitech solar lighting software and then re-install it properly. Sometimes, troubleshooting in the software causes a problem in the bridge of connection between hardware and software.
- Disabling the antivirus system
Antivirus software keeps on popping at your screen, which causes a problem in the performance of the outer device connected with the computer or laptop. In addition, there are reports that many antivirus cause conflict with the Logitech software.
After disabling or uninstalling the antivirus, restart your computer and then check the performance of the Logitech K750 keyboard.
- The problem in the solar parts
Sometimes, the parts cause problems that are installed in the product. For example, in the case of the Logitech K750 keyboard, check that the solar part is installed or working correctly and catches all the light required to charge and run the keyboard.
Does the Logitech solar keyboard Charge when off?
Yes, the Logitech keyboard will charge even when the battery is off or the keyboard is not in working status. To charge the keyboard’s batteries, you have to place the keyboard in a place where the flow of light is continuous, or you can place the keyboard under the sun for one hour.
However, it’s not true if you think you cannot use the keyboard when it’s charging. You can use the Solar K750 keyboard while in the charging mood.
Here, you can check out the video, which shows the working and design of the solar keyboard that will help you know about the keyboard better.
How long does it take to charge Logitech Solar Keyboard?
The Logitech solar keyboard stops working when the power is at 30% as it requires charging to get the work done. According to the customers’ reviews, the Logitech Solar Keyboard battery requires 2-3 hours to charge completely when placed in solar light.
However, the keyboard can work even in indoor lights like bulbs and nearby lamps. Moreover, it doesn’t require direct sunlight to charge.
How long Logitech K750 solar keyboard battery does last?
As per the Logitech Company, the battery of the Logitech K750 lasts for upto 3 months in total darkness. So if you are working in a location where the chances of sunlight are less like the Arctic Circle, you can use this product without any worries.
The battery of the Logitech K750 never runs out in average use because it will keep charging even with the light of bulbs and LEDs.
How long does a solar-powered keyboard last?
Solar-powered keyboards like Logitech K750 require a light source to charge them and for function. Many people ask about the shelf-life of these products as they think that the solar-powered keyboards aren’t much durable.
However, it is seen that the solar-powered keyboard can be durable with proper maintenance and care. It can last up to many years and gives you the expected results.
The Bottom Line
With the present information, we can conclude that this product is good for people and the environment because it consumes less energy and solar power. Therefore, this can be the next step in developing the technology and reducing the burden on natural resources.
Also, you can check out the solution for the problems that Logitech K750 keyboards are causing and the possible reasons behind it.
Eng. Matthew Joseph Nandirio is the Founder of walkingsolar.
After graduating from the University of Houston in 2002, matt started working as an electrical and electronic engineer for several multi-national solar energy companies.
He has a wide range of experiences including solar system requirement analysis, planning, maintaining, debugging and even solar device development through research.
He now shares his 20 years of expertise through his articles on the walkingsolar website.
Further, he is also the author of two books on Solar Technology, “Solar Power for Villages” and “DIY Solar System for Dummies”.