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Topic # 248176 13-Mar-2019 11:00
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Hi

 

 

 

I have a new house with Cat6 cable run to the exterior for a doorbell and have the Ring Video Doorbell (Gen1)

 

Sure i could have got the Video Doorbell Elite with PoE but wasn't worth the money to me. if i cant get it hardwired will just use the battery not worth over $500 more for PoE

 

 

 

Contacting Ring support the Ring Video Doorbell (Gen1) can be powered by a 8-24VAC and 10-30VA Transformer.

 

My question is can / should I use this https://www.jaycar.co.nz/16v-ac-1-25-amp-alarm-power-supply/p/MP3021

 

and the cat6 cable to achieve this?

 

Thanks!


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  Reply # 2197203 13-Mar-2019 11:55
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I’ve done exactly this but with a 24vac transformer, I used 4 if the individual wires for the phase and 4 for the neutral and my run was roughly 25m and it’s been working fine without issue. In the ring app the power status says “very good” too.



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  Reply # 2197207 13-Mar-2019 11:59
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Thanks! do you have a link to the 24vac transformer you used?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2197208 13-Mar-2019 12:00
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Na sorry I pulled it out of an old irrigation controller

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  Reply # 2197210 13-Mar-2019 12:03
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There is the ring pro which is hardwired only and includes the transformer

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  Reply # 2197322 13-Mar-2019 14:35
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fearandloathing: There is the ring pro which is hardwired only and includes the transformer

 

says they dont want the pro in the first post


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  Reply # 2197351 13-Mar-2019 15:36
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Jase2985:

fearandloathing: There is the ring pro which is hardwired only and includes the transformer


says they dont want the pro in the first post


No he didn’t want the elite

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  Reply # 2197505 13-Mar-2019 18:55
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The Ring 1 has a fairly reasonable battery life on it.


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  Reply # 2197515 13-Mar-2019 19:19
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I looked into this a while back, and recall the instructions saying that a resistor is required. Here's the link:

https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/205180710-How-to-Connect-Your-Ring-Video-Doorbell-Directly-to-a-Low-Voltage-Transformer-Without-a-Pre-existing-Doorbell-

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  Reply # 2197519 13-Mar-2019 19:31
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fearandloathing:
Jase2985:

fearandloathing: There is the ring pro which is hardwired only and includes the transformer


says they dont want the pro in the first post


No he didn’t want the elite


You could possibly get the Pro AC adapter and use it with the standard doorbell? Not sure whether it is compatible, but the specs say 24V AC at 20 VA.

Slightly confusing that the picture is of an NZ plug, but with US plug specs:

https://nz-en.ring.com/products/plug-in-adapter

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  Reply # 2197547 13-Mar-2019 20:46
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CB_24:

The Ring 1 has a fairly reasonable battery life on it.



Mine is pretty average. With motion alerts and live view on I have to charge every few weeks. Only a year old.

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  Reply # 2197549 13-Mar-2019 20:49
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josephhinvest:
CB_24:

The Ring 1 has a fairly reasonable battery life on it.



Mine is pretty average. With motion alerts and live view on I have to charge every few weeks. Only a year old.


Thars really weird, ours is now hard wired but at our previous property we were getting about 3 months between charges roughly 10-20 alerts a day. Maybe a recent firmware change?

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