How to Connect Your Ring Video Doorbell 2 Directly to a Low Voltage Transformer (Without a Pre-existing Doorbell)

Question: I would like to avoid charging my battery by directly connecting my Ring Video Doorbell 2 to a transformer. Is this possible and how do I do it?

Answer: Yes! If you don't have an existing doorbell, it's possible to connect a Ring Doorbell 2 directly to a low voltage  transformer (40VA max). 

Note: Some important facts for people planning on using this optional alternate configuration for their Ring Video Doorbell 2.

  • The Ring Video Doorbell 2 can only be connected to an AC transformer. DC is not supported.
  • Connecting the Ring Video Doorbell 2 to an AC transformer requires some knowledge of wiring and soldering. If you are uncomfortable reading wiring diagrams, hooking up wires or soldering them in place, consult a licensed electrician for assistance or use the built-in rechargeable battery to power your Video Doorbell.
  • Wires should be soldered onto the resistor and a wire clip can be used on the other end.
  • In addition to the equipment included in your Ring Video Doorbell box, You will need to purchase an electronic resistor. A resistor is REQUIRED in place of a mechanical or electronic doorbell kit for this alternate configuration to work successfully.
  • Frequency: 50/60Hz
  • Do not use halogen or garden lighting transformers.
  • Do NOT install a diode.



Resistors are available on Click here to purchase a new Wirewound resistor.  

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