Ring Video Doorbell Hardwired vs. Battery Powered Operation

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

Answer: No. If your Ring Video Doorbell is hardwired to an existing doorbell, that will keep it charged. If your Ring Video Doorbell is not hardwired, the battery will need to be periodically recharged. 

Battery Power

The rechargeable battery that comes included with your Ring Video Doorbell will last between six months and a year before needing to be recharged. For more information about battery life and recharging your Ring Doorbell, visit the charging guide.

Hardwiring

A Ring Doorbell 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 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.

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