Wired Door Bell And
Wireless Door Bell.
Hey, who is there? Jack please check who’s at the door. This happens obliviously when the doorbell beeps.
Over several decades, doorbell has featured in many home. Today, door bell has been modified and modernized as a result of technological advancement. Recently, we have wired, wireless or a ring video doorbell.
Installation of a Doorbell is one of the easiest DIY home project I have ever seen. Especially the wireless Doorbell which can be done in 10 minutes. In fact a child can install a wireless Doorbell. The wireless Doorbell runs with battery and does not use electricity. So why can’t a kid install it?
In this article, I would be teaching you how to install both wired and wireless Doorbell. Most channels for the installation has been provided by an electrician during the house constructions. That makes it a lot easier. If not, then you would have to drill few holes and run wires.
HOW TO INSTALL A WIRE DOORBELL
The hardware components involved are the Chime, Transformer and the doorbell switch.
Why the Transformer? The Transformer step down 120-Volts main supply to a lower voltage compactible with the Doorbell. It could be 24-V, 15-V or even 12-V, don’t worry about that, the Transformer contained in each doorbell package will step the voltage down to the required voltage of the model.
Here are the quick steps:
Turn off power:
Since this is a wired Doorbell, you would need to switch off power on the circuit breaker and confirm that power is off with your voltage tester.
Connect the Transformer to a power source:
Everything you need to install the Doorbell is contained in the package. Pull out the two strand wire and connect from a power source to the Transformer.
Connect the Chime to the Transformer:
Open the Chime (that is the cover), use a screw driver to unscrew the small bolts to attach the wires and screw. The directions on how to connect the two and the three strands wires are drawn and color coded. Also connect the wire that will be run to the Doorbell button.
Install the Chime:
Drill holes on the position convenience enough for to install the chime. Use toggles, bolts or whatever that is provided in the kit to hold the Chime in place.
Install the Doorbell switch at the Entrance:
At the door entrance, choose a height of 3-4 feet, a height a child, dwarf or a man on a wheel chair can reach. Drill a hole at that spot and hold the switch in place with bolts.
Wire the final connections on the Chime, Doorbell switch and Transformer:
It’s not hard at all, it is explained in detail in the guide manual.
- Connect the red wire from the Chime to the Red wire to the red wire of the Doorbell switch.
- White wire from Chime to a transformer terminal.
- White wire from the Doorbell switch to the other terminal of the Transformer.
- Tape the remaining white wire and all other twisted wires.
Turn on power:
Go back to the circuit breaker and turn on power, to test your Doorbell.
HOW TO INSTALL A WIRELESS DOORBELL
Bet me, this won’t take you more than Ten minutes.
Glue with adhesives or bolt depending on the model, the doorbell switch at the Entrance. If you have more than one entrance you do the same to other Entrances.
Select a location in your house to mount the Receiver. There is an appropriate range of distance the Receiver should be mounted for strong signals from the Transmitter (Doorbell Button). Read the Manufacturer instructions.
Put batteries into the Receiver and mount it in the appropriate spot.
BOOM! It’s done. Your Doorbell is ready.