We just bought a Video Doorbell 3 Plus – works great! We replaced an existing conventional doorbell so it has hardwired power. I can see it appears to be charging fine. I had the doorbell running on battery inside our home for a few days before installing it, so the battery level had dropped into the 80% range – after being connected to the hardwired connection for three days, it is now reading at 94%.
The only question I have is that when you push the button, the wall-mounted bell in our living room doesn’t chime now. I do get the alert on my phone so the system is working properly. When using a Ring doorbell in place of a conventional doorbell, does it not send a ring signal back to an old-style bell?
I looked at the transformer in our basement that’s providing power — according to the label, it supplies 10VA 16V. I’m not electrically savvy so I hope that makes sense.
I was thinking of getting a Ring Chime for the basement anyway so I could just get a second one for upstairs if I have to. I just thought the old-style bell would still work?