Hardwiring your Ring Video Doorbell

What do I need to hardwire my Ring Video Doorbell?

WARNING: Electrical shock hazard. Disconnect power to the installation area at your circuit breaker or fuse box before beginning installation. Always use caution when handling electrical wiring.

Installation by a qualified electrician may be required in your area. Refer to your local laws and building codes before performing electrical work; permits plus professional installation may be required by law.

Compatible accessories

Connecting your Ring Video Doorbell to an existing chime

  Diode required for digital chimes? Resistor required? Pro Power Kit required?

Compatible power supplies for chimes**

**AC only

Existing chime compatibility list
Ring Video Doorbell Yes No No 8-24VAC  Ring Video Doorbell
Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) No - set in app No No 8-24VAC Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) 
Ring Video Doorbell 2 Yes No No 8-24VAC  Ring Video Doorbell 2
Ring Video Doorbell 3 / 3 Plus
No - set in app No No 8-24VAC  Ring Video Doorbell 3 / 3 Plus
Ring Video Doorbell 4 No - set in app No No 8-24VAC  Ring Video Doorbell 4
Ring Video Doorbell Wired When hardwired to your 8-24VAC system, your existing doorbell chime must be bypassed and will no longer sound. Use a Ring Chime or Alexa-enabled speaker if you wish to hear a chime.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro No - set in app No Yes - PPKv2 16-24VAC  Ring Video Doorbell Pro 
Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 No - set in app No Yes - PPKv3* 16-24VAC  Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2
Ring Video Doorbell Elite No - set in app No No 8-24VAC Ring Video Doorbell Elite

*Your chime must support 24VAC. Do not connect an 8-12V chime directly to 24V transformers. With Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, retaining your existing chime requires a more advanced installation process than with our other Video Doorbells. You may need to consult a professional electrician.

Connecting your Ring Video Doorbell directly to an AC transformer

  Resistor required? Pro Power Kit required?
Ring Video Doorbell Yes No
Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) No No
Ring Video Doorbell 2 Yes No
Ring Video Doorbell 3 / 3+ No No
Ring Video Doorbell 4 No No
Ring Video Doorbell Wired No No
Ring Video Doorbell Pro No Yes - PPKv2 only
Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 No No
Ring Video Doorbell Elite N/A - PoE N/A - PoE

 

Connecting your Ring Video Doorbell directly to a Ring DC transformer

  Plug-In Adapter (2nd Gen) Hardwired DIN Rail Transformer (2nd Gen)
Ring Video Doorbell Yes No
Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) Yes No
Ring Video Doorbell 2 Yes No
Ring Video Doorbell 3 / 3+ Yes No
Ring Video Doorbell 4 Yes No
Ring Video Doorbell Wired Yes Yes
Ring Video Doorbell Pro Yes Yes
Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 Yes Yes
Ring Video Doorbell Elite N/A - PoE N/A - PoE

 

Ring Video Doorbells and DC power

Newer Ring Video Doorbells come with DC power supplies instead of AC. These have been designed specifically for Ring Video Doorbells and have additional safety features not found in other DC supplies to ensure that you do not damage your Video Doorbell or power supply.

DO NOT USE any DC power supply not made by or certified by Ring. Due to the additional safety features, Ring DC supplies are not compatible with doorbell chimes. They should only be used to directly power your Video Doorbell.

 

Product-specific instructions

Ring Video Doorbell Wired

Click here to learn how to install your Video Doorbell Wired

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Click here to learn how to install your Video Doorbell Pro with a transformer

Click here to learn how to install your Video Doorbell Pro with a Plug-In Adapter

Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2

Click here to learn how to install your Video Doorbell Pro 2

General Information

More information on Plug-In Adapter (2nd Gen) 

 

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