Ring doorbell, with transformer and replacement chime

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In other words, an existing wired 8v doorbell chime, with 8v transformer, to work in conjunction with a new Ring doorbell system.

Plan is to keep existing wired doorbell, though happy to replace doorbell with another model. And of course, more than happy to replace transformer.

I know this has been discussed before, but thinking a fresh new thread with new ideas would be best.

Very hard to find UK info on Ring doorbells wired into existing chimes, it's as though they don't want you to do it.

The Ring Pro transformer seems scarce, and not sure if you need the Ring Pro V2 Power Kit (which is basically a fuse for safety).

I believe most Ring stuff required 16v, yet don't know about more recent products.

So, want this fully wired, Ring doorbell unit outside, wired chime inside, transformer at the cu position.

How do you wire this up?

No problem replacing doorbell and transformer, but I presume doorbell needs to be 16v, or 24v?

Ring doorbells often require 16v, yet Ring Pro transformer operates at 8, 12, 24v.

All very confusing.

Anyone here achieved what I am looking to do?
 
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Hi,

I haven't installed one myself, but some research for another thread:
https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/ring-doorbell-installation.582123/#post-5105855
suggested a 16V AC 30VA transformer is recommended. Although 8 - 24V AC was acceptable - as long as the VA was sufficient.
The specific ring PSU was DC, but included additional protection - other DC psu were not allowed!
And as opposed to US versions, existing ringers are strongly discouraged! :)
 
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Hmmm. Diagram looks a bit American to me, could be wrong.

I have (eventually) found a list of UK compatible chimes, including
Legrand 41243
Byron 776, 765 and others
Honeywell RCW 100N
GE CL11, CL22.

But still very confused with the Ring Pro Transformer operating at 8, 12, 24v - when 16v is supposed to be required.

???
 
Yes, I think the diagram was for the US model if I recall. The only diagrams that included existing ringers were from the US. And I'm sure I saw a note stating the Ring was not compatible with existing bells, on a UK diagram. Although the OP in the above thread, did have link wires provided in the kit.

Transformer operating at 8, 12, 24v - when 16v is supposed to be required.

Maybe to be be compatible wih existing accessories, even if they're not supported! :confused:

It's all very confusing - one poster recommended an 8VA transformer, because the instructions stated an 8 -24VAC transformer was acceptable. I had to dig really deep to find minimum requirements were 10VA, with 30VA recommended.
 
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I don't know why Ring don't make a special wired doorbell kit (ie with separate wired chime) for the UK, which includes everything, so there's no danger of fitting the wrong stuff.

For a reputable company, I think they are a bit rubbish when it comes to this sort of thing.
 
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After nearly a day researching this, it seems most people opt for the Byron 776 doorbell, which has an integrated 1A 8v transformer BUILT INTO IT.

Seen two videos on YouTube where the installers seem confident using this product, and wiring looks convincingly correct.

(Although a third video, using the Byron 776 again, with an Eastern gentleman, looks decidedly wrong, with the wiring looking to me to be in the wrong terminals :confused:.)
 
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So, want this fully wired, Ring doorbell unit outside, wired chime inside, transformer at the cu position.
Not possible.

Ring doorbells can use an existing transformer or combined chime/transformer for power.
They have no facility for operating any existing chime.
if you want a chime inside, you buy the Ring wireless chime unit.

Wiring is 2 wires from the transformer to the 2 terminals on the Ring doorbell.
All of the other needlessly complex instructions are just how to bypass various existing doorbell chimes, ending up with the 2 wires from the transformer connected to the Ring.
 
So, to clarify, I cannot even use a Byron 776 (doorbell with built in transformer), rewire accordingly, and have this as a working doorbell?

If not, one has to wonder why Ring have a list of compatible UK doorbells.
 
So, to clarify, I cannot even use a Byron 776 (doorbell with built in transformer), rewire accordingly, and have this as a working doorbell?

If not, one has to wonder why Ring have a list of compatible UK doorbells.
It depends which Ring doorbell you are trying to install, for example the Ring Doorbell Wired model may be able to use the power supply from an existing doorbell, but it cannot operate the existing chime at all, whereas other models can operate existing compatible chimes:

https://support.ring.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360044443152-Hardwiring-your-Ring-Video-Doorbell
 
It depends which Ring doorbell you are trying to install, for example the Ring Doorbell Wired model may be able to use the power supply from an existing doorbell, but it cannot operate the existing chime at all, whereas other models can operate existing compatible chimes:

https://support.ring.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360044443152-Hardwiring-your-Ring-Video-Doorbell
Thanks! Although I repeat my earlier sentiment! :D
They don't make it easy!
 

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