I’m looking at getting a ring doorbell, and want to make sure I can hardwire it before purchasing as I do not want to use a wireless, battery operated camera if possible. I’m very new to how doorbell wiring works (but am trying to learn!) and could just use some confirmation/explanation here as the house currently does not have a chime which seems to complicate things. I don’t want to just guess and potentially ruin the doorbell/transformer or worse, create a fire hazard.
If I’m correct here, the two wire bundles coming into the chime junction box are from the transformer and the doorbell. I’m assuming the white wires joined together connects the doorbell to the transformer directly, and the red wires would connect the transformer and doorbell to a chime. In this case do I need a resistor (like the pro power kit v2) to connect the two red wires in the junction box? Or am I completely wrong here? Surely the red wires need to be connected somehow…
I have a voltage meter to check the wires, but not sure what voltages I should/shouldn’t be seeing.
Any help is appreciated!
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