Ring Video Doorbell Hardwired vs. Battery Powered Operation

If I hardwire my Ring Doorbell to my existing doorbell, do I still have to charge the battery?

If your Ring Video Doorbell or Ring Doorbell 2 is hardwired, the device will receive a trickle charge from the doorbell wiring. 

Battery Power

The rechargeable battery that comes included with your Ring Video Doorbell is designed to last approximately 1,000 events before needing to be recharged (based on normal use).

For more information about battery life and recharging your Ring Video Doorbell, sit the charging guide.

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


A Ring Doorbell can also be connected to an existing mechanical or electronic doorbell that operates at a voltage between eight volts AC and 24 volts AC. Once connected, pressing the button on your Ring Doorbell will trigger your existing chime. The wiring from your existing doorbell will charge the battery in the Ring Video Doorbell, so with normal use your battery will stay charged.

  • The charge from the doorbell wiring will charge your Ring device about 10% per day.
  • If your Ring device is not keeping charged while hardwired, then more than likely this is due to your motion triggering the device. Click here for a guide to optimize your motion settings.

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