Which transformer for Ring Video Doorbell Wired (UK)?

I’ve bought a Ring Video Doorbell Wired and despite my house being only 15 years old, the transformer for my current doorbell is only 6VA, 6V, 50HZ. The Ring doorbell requires 8-24VAC.

I’ve bought a Ring Chime for the audio - I’ll use this and the Amazon Echo devices I have around the house, I am happy to not use the current bell.

Will I just need to replace my transformer? Is it just a case of turning off the power to it, taking out the current one and fitting a new one?

Here is a picture of my doorbell. I’ve marked in green what I think is the transformer and in red what I think is the bell…

Any recommendation as to which transformer I should get? Is this one okay? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Navaris-Door-Bell-Transformer-12V/dp/B07J2NWYC4/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=transformer+ring&qid=1624144124&sr=8-5

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Following as I have exactly the same transformer and have just got the Ring wired doorbell.

Installation is not as simple as I thought it would be so I am probably going to send mine back.

I’m also in the UK.

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Hi Welsley,

I got some good info here Which transformer for Ring Video Doorbell Wired (UK)? | DIYnot Forums

Thanks a lot.

I’m not sure whether to give it a go, or just return the Ring bell.

The new housing box and transformer will be smaller than the existing door bell chime unit, and I’ve only just decorated!

I was hoping for plug and play! Bit it’s turning into a much bigger job. I’d be interested to see how you get on.

I know there’s a massive hole behind my existing doorbell unit - the wife will notice! It will have to be plaster boarded…:unamused:

I’m doing some IT upgrade stuff this week and all weekend, so I won’t be able to do it until next week. I would like to do it as it will be useful - I’ll see if my dad fancies doing the plaster boarding lol.

Another issue is that my current doorbell is a bit low at about 40", Ring suggest 48" Proper Positioning for your Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) – Ring Help.

I’ll update this thread with any progress…

Hi - I install Ring Doorbells in the UK and come up against your situation very often!
If you want to keep your existing Chime box and not mess up your decorating:
Order this (slim) driver from Amazon

1: Turn off the power!
2: Remove all the internals from your chime box (inc the metal ‘dongs’)
(you might need to use a pair of wire cutters / pliers carefully if you need to cut into a few plastic internals)
3: Connect up the driver (transformer) to the mains in (top of your pic and the 24v our (bottom of your pic)
4: connect your Doorbell as per instructions
5: Put the chime cover back on - It should fit because you bought the slim driver
Power back on and add your bell in the app.

All done and your wife wont complain that you’ve pulled the old chime box off an d messed up the decorating!

Good luck.


Good day, neighbors. The Video Doorbell Wired can be hardwired to your doorbell if you have a compatible doorbell system (rated 8-24 VAC, 10-40VA, 50/60Hz ), or you can use Ring DIN Rail Transformer 2nd Gen (24VDC, 0.42A , 10.0W). Please note, the installation of this Video Doorbell model is intended to bypass the chime kit, thus disabling the sounds operation. The link above is to the Doorbell Wired and Chime combo.

Alternatively, you can also use this Plug-In Adapter to power the Video Doorbell Wired. I hope this helps! :slight_smile:

This sounds like a perfect solution for now :+1:

I’m guessing the 24V 0.625A, 15W version would be okay and would have the lowest running cost and heat generation of all 3 options?

Does the DIN Rail Transformer 2nd Gen have to go into its own enclosure or consumer unit? If so, I might use this option later on (going with the Yayza option that @Passion4Property suggested as a short-term solution - this doesn’t require any decorating!).

Continuing the discussion from Which transformer for Ring Video Doorbell Wired (UK)?:

Thanks for the tip, transformer ordered. I went with the exact model as the ring video doorbell wired is rated at 1.2 Amps 8-24v ac. I don’t want a burning smell coming from my front door.

Okay so it took a while as I’ve been busy with work, etc. but I finally completed the installation and setup of it today! I’m glad I persevered as I’m happy with the result!

I’ll describe how I set it all up in a YouTube video, which I’ll create and post in a few days. In the meantime, let me know if you have any questions :blush:

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Here’s a video on How I Installed the Ring Video Doorbell Wired.

Hi, I’ve bought a Ring wired doorbelll and I’m unsure if it’s compatible with the transformer currently installed. Appreciate I should probably just employ an electrician but wanted to install myself to save some money. The transformer states the following information:

BS EN 61558-2-8
Input 230V 50-60Hz
OUTPUT 4-8-12V - 1A

The question is, will this work or do I need a new transformer too?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards


Hi @kevdthompson. For the Video Doorbell Wired, your transformer needs to be rated 8-24 VAC, 10-40VA, 50/60Hz. If the transformer is not within this power requirements, then it will not be compatible with the Doorbell Wired. I’m not sure if the transformer you listed would work based on the details you listed, but it is best to consult a qualified electrician to be completely sure.