Ring Video Doorbell (1st Generation) on a modern home's front door.

Using the Diode Included with Your Ring Video Doorbell (1st Gen)

The diode included with your Ring Video Doorbell (1st Generation) connects your Video Doorbell to an existing doorbell's digital doorbell (a doorbell with a speaker that plays a melody).


The diode should not be used with a mechanical doorbell (a traditional 'ding dong' bell with a mechanical striker inside), or if you're not hardwiring your Video Doorbell.

Note: Video Doorbell (2nd Gen) does not need a diode. If there is no diode in the box, you most likely have the Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation), which has a built in-diode.

Get instructions for installing your Ring Video Doorbell (1st Generation) with an existing doorbell.

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