Video Doorbell Wired Installation Guide

Setting up your Video Doorbell Wired is simple. Scroll down for a step-by-step guide.

Before you begin

Make sure you have all of the required hardware included in your package:

Bag A

  • (2) 1" long mounting screws
  • (2) wall anchors

Bag B

  • (2) 3/16" security screws

Bag C

  • (1) Jumper cable

Step One - Find your doorbell chime

Your Video Doorbell Wired is designed to replace an existing doorbell button and gets its power from the doorbell system. Ring your existing doorbell and listen for the chime. If it rings, we know your existing doorbell system is working. 

Follow the sound to find. your chime and make a mental note of the location. We'll return to your chime soon. 

Note: Don't have an existing doorbell? You can power your Video Doorbell Wired directly using our Plug-in Adapter (2nd Generation). The Video Doorbell Wired is not compatible with the Plug-In Adapter (1st Generation).   

Step Two - Turn off power at the breaker

This is essential to keeping you and your new Ring Doorbell safe. If you're not sure which breaker controls your doorbell chime, turn off the master breaker for your home or contact an electrician.

Note: CAUTION! You'll be working with electrical wires during the install process. If you are uncomfortable or inexperienced with doing so, consult with a licensed electrician.

Step Three - Grab the included Jumper Cable

The Jumper Cable bypasses and disables your existing doorbell chime and must be installed before you install your Ring Doorbell.

Your Video Doorbell Wired is compatible with doorbell systems supplying 10-24 volts AC, at 50 or 60 Hz, 20-40 VA max. The AC connector is a class 2 energy source.

Step Four - Remove the cover from your doorbell chime

After you've located your doorbell chime and turned off the power at the breaker, remove the cover from your chime and set it aside for now.

Step Five - Loosen the "Front" and "Trans" terminal screws

Make sure to keep the existing doorbell wires in place.

Step Six - Connect the Jumper Cable

Connect one end of the Jumper Cable to the "Front" terminal, and the other to the "Trans" terminal. It doesn't matter which wire you connect to which terminal.

Then re-tighten the terminal screws.

Step Seven - Uninstall your existing doorbell button

Remove your doorbell from the wall. Disconnect the wires. Make sure they don't fall back inside your wall so you can access them later. 

Step Eight - Remove the faceplate

Gently pull the faceplate off the unit by pulling it from the lower edge of the plate.  

Note: The faceplate should pop off easily, do not use excessive force.

Step Nine - Mark the screw holes 

Using your Video Doorbell Wired as a template, mark the location of the two mounting holes on the wall.

Step Ten - Install the anchors (optional)

On stucco, brick, or concrete, use a 1/4" (6mm) masonry bit to drill holes in your wall, then insert the included wall anchors.

Note: If you're installing on wood or siding, you can skip this step. 

Step Eleven - Connect the doorbell wires 

Loop one doorbell wire around each of the screw terminals on the rear of your Video Doorbell Wired, then tighten the terminals to secure.

Step Twelve - Screw in your Ring Doorbell

Mount your Video Doorbell Wired with the two included mounting screws. If you ran the wire through your wall, be sure to feed any excess wiring into the wall first.

Note: DO NOT USE any screw other than the included mounting screw when securing your Ring Doorbell.

Note: If you are running the wire up your wall (instead of through it) DO NOT over-tighten the screws.

Step Thirteen - Restore power at the breaker 

It may take a moment for your Video Doorbell Wired to power on. You'll know it's ready when it lights up and speaks to you. 

Step Fourteen - Secure your Ring Doorbell

Re-attach the faceplate, then use the included screwdriver to drive the small security screw into the bottom of your Video Doorbell Wired. 

Note: CAUTION! - If you use the wrong screws to secure the Video Doorbell Wired, you could damage the battery during installation, create a fire hazard, and be seriously injured.

Click here for information on setting up your Video Doorbell Wired in the Ring app.

Click here to download the User Guide.

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