Ring Doorbell and Transformer

Can the Ring Doorbell, basic one, be powered directly from a Transformer without the addition of the resistor that is required for the Ring Doorbell 2? I have an outlet very close to the door and one small hole for the wiring would work great with a plug in transformer. In this case would the battery still be installed with the transformer providing a trickle charge?

Great question @Wally! Anytime there is not an existing chime kit, a resistor is needed. Check out our Help Center article to learn more about connecting the Video Doorbell directly to a transformer. Hope this helps!