No, it needs to be turned on.
Take it back and exchange for a new one
4 hours when you first open the packaging. After that 2-4 hours. Don't attempt to use while charging, unless you want to burn up the power source.
It is advised NOT to use while charging as this will burn up the power source.
when the light turns green
That's the way I keep My sons so when the power goes out it is on as a nightlight I had no problems with Doing that way I've had mine for at least 2 years
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Initially - 4 hours. After that it can take 2-4 hours. Don't use while charging otherwise you can burn up the power source.
There should be a small light on the bottom where it plugs in. typical charging time is 4 hours initially and then 2-4 after initial use.
It’s my nephew’s favorite present