Ring Video Doorbell 2: Hardwired vs. Battery Powered Operation

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. 

Battery Power

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 more information about battery life and recharging your Ring Doorbell 2, visit the charging guide.

Hardwiring

A Ring Doorbell 2 can also be connected to an existing mechanical or electronic doorbell that operates at a voltage between 8 volts AC and 24 volts AC. 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.

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