Installed a Ring 2 doorbell at my front door, but it isn’t charging and my bell doesn’t ring…
This is a newbuild house with a Deta bell. The doorbell chime is mechanical and powered on my light circuit and has a cat5 cable running to be doorbell button (using just 2 of the cat5 wires).
The Ring doorbell is working from battery, which is supposed to last 6 months, but is already flat after about 10 days!!
- Can I install some kind of power booster or transformer onto the cat5 line (inside the doorbell chime box perhaps) to power the Ring?
- Can a cat5 cable take enough power for the Ring?
- Can I power the Ring AND get the house bell to chime when the Ring is pressed?