I like to think I’m pretty techy…
So when my daughter couldn’t get her ring doorbell pro working, I figured I could look like a hero.
But I spent several hours on it yesterday and not working.
It’s a new house. She bought a 16 V transformer from Home Depot. Bought the Hampton bay WL108 A electronic doorbell (Which is on the ring compatibility list) and the ring camera.
Gave it to the contractor to install a couple weeks ago.
She had been playing with it and failing on getting it connected to the ring’s Wi-Fi in the app.
I had her press the orange button for I think I found 30 seconds. Then she could join the Wi-Fi, added the ring to her app and it was updating the firmware. Said it would take up to 15 minutes.
When she came back to the app, the ring doorbell wasn’t in there anymore.
We try to start the process over - press and hold the orange button but it doesn’t have any lights on it.
Check the voltage on the transformer. It’s 16 V ac
she had to go out so I install the ring app on my phone and went through the process of trying to add the doorbell to my app.
Watch the video and saw that there is a power pack That should be installed.
Check in the doorbell and yes, power pack v2 is in there. , and installed across front and common - no back door wiring.
Disconnecting the ring from the doorbell wires, and then touching the two wires a& the doorbell music play. But only for as long as the buttons are connected. (Power pack was still installed, so shorting the doorbell button wires at that point cause ipowet pack any damage?)
Reading the manual for the doorbell (using a button) I see that there should be a diode installed across button terminals on the push button to get it to play whole song.
But since it’s a ring and was installed by the contractor, a) not sure where the diode is & b) i’m not sure if this should have a diode when you’re using the ring.
Anyone know what’s in the powerpack? I called tech-support and they said if I measure the voltage across it when disconnected from bell it should be 16 or more volts. It’s a little battery? But measuring DC and AC I get no voltage across terminals.
They’re sending a new power pack.But me being me I keep wondering if it’s the ring or transformers not putting out enough current or…
In the meantime I found a page for bypassing the doorbell, using the hidden openings for the wires on the power pack. I did that and the ring still does not fire up/no lights.
Again the ring was previously lighting up, putting out WiFi, joinable to app and getting an update.
I started wondering if the power pack is a battery, then it had two weeks since initial install to charge and is now drained because the transformer isn’t putting out enough current? That’s how the ring was able to run for a few minutes - on power pack charge?
? Again anyone know what’s in power pack? Any ideas?