Learn about battery-powered and hardwired operation for your Ring Video Doorbell 2.
If your Ring Video Doorbell 2 is hardwired to an existing doorbell, that will keep it charged with normal use. If your Ring Video Doorbell 2 is not hardwired, the battery will need to be periodically recharged.
The rechargeable battery that comes included with your Ring Video Doorbell 2 will last approximately 1,000 activations with normal usage before needing to be recharged.
For your safety, only use an existing doorbell transformer within the range specified below to power your device. For connecting to an existing doorbell system:
- Hardwired transformer (8 to 24 VAC, 50/60Hz, 5VA to 40VA)
Ring Video Doorbell 2 is not compatible with: DC, halogen, and garden-lighting transformers.
Once connected, pressing the button on your Ring Doorbell 2 will trigger your existing chime. The wiring from your existing doorbell will charge the battery in the Ring Video Doorbell 2, so with normal use your battery will stay charged.
WARNING: Electrical shock hazard. Disconnect power to 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.