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Guidelines for Hardwiring Your Ring Video Doorbell

Installation by a qualified electrician may be required in your area. Refer to your local laws and building codes before performing electrical work; permits plus professional installation may be required by law. For your safety, only use an existing doorbell transformer within the ranges specified below or compatible Ring accessories to power your device.

To connect to an existing doorbell system, use:

  • Ring battery doorbells and Ring Video Doorbell Elite: Hardwired transformer (8 to 24 VAC, 50/60Hz, 5VA to 40VA).
  • Ring Video Doorbell Wired: Hardwired transformer (8 to 24 VAC, 50/60Hz, 8VA to 40VA).
  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Wired Video Doorbell Pro (formerly Video Doorbell Pro 2): Hardwired transformer (16 to 24 VAC, 50/60Hz, 10VA to 40VA).

Ring accessories are sold separately and may include:

  • DIN Rail Transformer (24Vdc, 420mA)
  • Plug-In Adapter (24Vdc, 500mA)
  • Solar Charger (5.2Vdc, 100mA or 109mA)
  • Solar Panel (5Vdc, 380mA/480mA/800mA)

Compatible accessories

If you're not sure which Ring Video Doorbell you have, you can find out in the Ring app.

Connecting your Video Doorbell to an existing chime

Product
Diode required for digital chimes?
Resistor required?
Compatible Doorbell Transformers
Existing chime compatibility list
Video Doorbell
Yes
No
8/12/14/24VAC
Video Doorbell (2nd Gen)
No - set in app
No
8/12/14/24VAC
Video Doorbell 2
Yes
No
8/12/14/24VAC
Video Doorbell 3 / 3 Plus
No - set in app
No
8/12/14/24VAC
Video Doorbell 4
No - set in app
No
8/12/14/24VAC
Battery Doorbell Plus
No - set in app
No
8 to 24 VAC
Battery Doorbell Pro
No - set in app
No
16 to 24 VAC
Video Doorbell Wired
When hardwired to your 8-24VAC system, your existing doorbell chime must be bypassed and will no longer sound. Use a
or Alexa-enabled speaker if you wish to hear a chime.
Wired Doorbell Plus
(formerly Video Doorbell Pro)
No - set in app
No
16/24VAC
Wired Doorbell Pro
(formerly Video Doorbell Pro 2)
No - set in app
No
16/24VAC
Video Doorbell Elite
No - set in app
No
8/12/16/24VAC

For Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Wired Video Doorbell Pro (formerly Video Doorbell Pro 2), retaining your existing chime requires a more advanced installation process than with our other Video Doorbells. You may need to consult a professional electrician.

Connecting your Video Doorbell directly to an AC transformer

Product
Resistor required?
Pro Power Kit (PPK) required?
Video Doorbell (1st Gen)
Yes
No
Video Doorbell (2nd Gen)
No
No
Video Doorbell 2
Yes
No
Video Doorbell 3 / 3 Plus
No
No
Video Doorbell 4
No
No
Battery Doorbell Plus
No
No
Battery Doorbell Pro
No
Yes -
only
Video Doorbell Wired
No
No
Wired Doorbell Plus
No
Yes
Wired Doorbell Pro
No
No
Ring Video Doorbell Elite
N/A - PoE
N/A - PoE

Connecting your Video Doorbell directly to a Ring DC transformer

Product
Video Doorbell (1st Gen)
Yes
No
Video Doorbell (2nd Generation)
Yes
No
Video Doorbell 2
Yes
No
Video Doorbell 3 / 3 Plus
Yes
No
Video Doorbell 4
Yes
No
Battery Doorbell Plus
Yes
Yes
Battery Doorbell Pro
Yes
Yes
Video Doorbell Wired
Yes
Yes
Wired Doorbell Plus
Yes
Yes
Wired Doorbell Pro
Yes
Yes
Video Doorbell Elite
N/A - PoE
N/A - PoE

Important: Ring Video Doorbells and DC power

Newer Ring Video Doorbells come with DC power supplies instead of AC. These have been designed specifically for Ring Video Doorbells and have additional safety features not found in other DC supplies to ensure that you do not damage your Video Doorbell or power supply.

Last updated 1 month ago