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Does Ring Doorbell Work With an Existing Chime?

Does Ring Doorbell Work With an Existing Chime?

Getting a new Ring Doorbell can be exciting. Out with the old doorbell and in the new one that lets you talk to your guests face-to-face through the high-resolution camera.

But does it still ring throughout your house as your old doorbell did? If you already had an existing doorbell, then there’s probably a chime already in place. So does your new Ring Doorbell work with it?

A Ring Doorbell can be wired to work with your existing chime so when someone rings the doorbell, you’ll be able to hear the same sound that you’re used to. You can also purchase a Ring Chime that will work seamlessly with your new doorbell.

If you’re like me, you probably have a few questions about the Ring Doorbell.

One of the most common questions is whether or not it will work with your existing doorbell chime.

In this article, we will answer that question and talk about how hard it is to hook up the Ring Doorbell to your old chime.

We’ll also talk about the Ring Chime, what it is, and how it works in your home.

Knowing how a Ring Doorbell works, how to set it up, and how it connects to other things within your home will make your new modern-day home that much better.

Will a Ring Doorbell Work With Your Old Chime?

Over the years, it’s easy to have gotten used to the sound of your doorbell.

Or perhaps everyone in your family, including even your dog or cat, knows exactly what it means when the doorbell rings: someone’s here, of course! 

But if you install a new Ring Doorbell, are you going to lose this sound that you’re all used to, or can it be hooked up to your existing chime?

The good news is that you can hook up your new Ring Doorbell to your old chime!

But there are a few things to consider before you do so. First of all, how hard is it to hook up the Ring Doorbell? 

If you’re not particularly handy, you might want to consider getting someone else to do it for you.

Secondly, how will the existing chime get its power with the new Ring Doorbell also added to the system? 

If your old chime was powered by batteries, you’ll need to replace them with new ones fairly often.

But if your old chime was powered by electricity (AC), you might want to consider using that same power source for your new Ring Doorbell.

Is It Difficult to Wire a Ring Doorbell to Your Existing Chime?

The answer to this question really depends on how comfortable you are with electrical work.

If you’re not, then it’s probably best to hire an electrician or get someone who is handy to do it for you. 

But if you are comfortable with electrical work, then it shouldn’t be too difficult to wire your new Ring Doorbell to your existing chime.

One thing to keep in mind, however, is that you’ll need to make sure that the power source for your new Ring Doorbell is compatible with the power source for your old chime. 

If they’re not, then you’ll either need to find a new power source for your old chime, or get a new power source for your new Ring Doorbell.


Does the Ring Doorbell Chime Inside Your House?

So if you do hook the Ring Doorbell up to your existing chime, it will still ring throughout the house like normal, right? That’s the idea. 

When someone rings your new doorbell, it should still send a signal to your existing chime and it should ring through the house just like it always has, assuming everything is hooked up right.

But if you don’t have an existing chime, does the Ring Doorbell itself audibly ring throughout your house, or does it only notify you on your phone?

The answer is that it only notifies you on your phone. To make for this, however, Ring introduced its own chime, called the Ring Chime.

Using Ring Chime With Your Ring Doorbell

Now that we’ve answered the question of whether or not you can hook up your new Ring Doorbell to your old chime, let’s talk about the Ring Chime

The Ring Chime is a small, portable device that you can plug into any outlet in your home.

It gives off a loud, audible tone whenever someone rings your doorbell, even if you’re not near your phone.

The great thing about the Ring Chime is that it can just easily be plugged into any standard 110-120V outlet placed anywhere in your home, so you don’t have to worry about running any new wires. 

And because it just plugs into any existing outlet, you don’t have to worry about compatibility with the power source of your existing chime.

If you’re interested in getting a Ring Doorbell but are worried about losing the sound of your old chime, don’t worry! 

You can easily hook it up to your existing chime or use the Ring Chime as a replacement.

And if you want the convenience of being alerted to someone at your door even when you’re not near your phone, the Ring Chime is a great option.

Summing Up Ring Doorbells Working with Existing Chimes

If you have grown accustomed to your old doorbell chime and don’t want to get rid of it, the good news is that Ring Doorbell does work alongside your old chime. You just need to hook it up electrically.

Also, you can utilize the new Ring Chime if you’ve decided it’s time for a change.

Either way, Ring Doorbell is a great option in order to communicate with those coming and going from your home!


Saturday 19th of August 2023

So how do I hook up my phone to my existing chime? The transformer (16V10AV) appears to be compatible. Do I just connect the two wires that connected the old doorbell to the existing chime to back of my new ring doorbell plus?

Lindsay Reed

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