The Pro Power Kit makes sure that enough power is sent to your Ring Doorbell, and IS REQUIRED for your Ring Doorbell to function. Install the Pro Power Kit before installing Ring Pro outside.
*Special Note: There can only be one Ring Pro per transformer. If you have more than one Ring Pro it must be installed on a different transformer / power circuit.
We know that the Pro Power kit might seem intimidating. Opening up your doorbell and working with its internal wires is something that few of us have ever done. But even if you've never wired anything in your life, we're confident that you can install the Pro Power Kit.
Here are a few tips for installing a happy and healthy Pro Power Kit:
- Make sure power is off at the breaker when installing your Pro Power Kit. (Doorbell wiring is generally low voltage but we still recommend this to make extra sure you don't get shocked.) You'll need to find which breaker control the location your doorbell's transformer is located and shut that one off.
- You'll need to find your internal doorbell, and this might be the hardest part since many people don't know where it is. Your internal doorbell is the box that the sound comes from when people once pushed the button that your Ring Doorbell is now making obsolete-it's often high up on a wall somewhere near your front door or in a hallway. The doorbell in the video below is a very common type of doorbell, but there are all sorts so there's no guarantee what it will look like. If you haven't removed your old doorbell yet, have someone push it a few times and try to figure out where the sound is coming from.
- When installing the Pro Power Kit, remove one wire from your doorbell at a time-this way you won't get confused about which wire goes where
- Use the gray and orange wire clips (the yellow wire connectors are for connecting your Ring Doorbell Pro in the front of your home)
- The orange levers on the wire clips are pretty stiff. You really will feel like you're going to break them, but we haven't managed to break one yet so you should be alright.
- After wiring your Pro Power Kit, find a home for it anywhere it will fit. If it's inside your doorbell and your doorbell is mechanical just make sure it's not in the way of any moving parts. We happen to think the plastic enclosure looks pretty cool, so recommend attaching it to the wall next to your doorbell if it doesn't fit inside (and if you didn't get one of the Pro Power Kits with an enclosure, first of all you are clearly a very cool early adopter type because it was only the very first shipment that didn't have it, but second we'd be glad to send you one if you really want one. We've mentioned it elsewhere but it is exactly the same part minus it looking less intimidating)
Click here to download a PDF of the instruction manual for the Pro Power Kit installation. This is the same manual you got in the package (unless again you got one of the very first shipments when we were still ironing out some of the kinks in the install manual), but formatted to be viewed onscreen.
And without further ado, here is the video on Pro Power Kit installation: