Do Spore's analog RING doorbell chimes work with video doorbell systems (such as those offered by the companies Nest and Ring)? YES! In fact, most video doorbell systems recommend using an analog rather than a digital door chime. Both our RING and our BIG RING fit the bill.
We are regularly asked whether our products are compatible with these systems. While Spore is not in the video doorbell business, we are pleased to say that our chimes have been tested with these systems and perform well. We will try to provide as much information as possible to assist with installation and will continue to test our products with these systems. If you run into any challenges, drop us a line and we will do our best to troubleshoot with you.
We have tested the following popular video doorbells and found them compatible with both Spore's RING and BIG RING chimes:
Both were tested in our offices with a 16v-10va transformer. We have heard from customers that our products are also compatible with other video doorbell systems, including Ring Pro, but we have yet to verify this ourselves. We will update this post as we test more systems with our products.
Let us know if you have install questions, and we'll add them to this post.
Update: Here are some pictures of installation of the NEST chime connector and wiring details to show to your installer.
Do you have a wireless version on the horizon of any of your door bells?
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We get a lot of questions about doorbell transformers! Here we will attempt to answer the most common of them.
What is a doorbell transformer?
A transformer converts line-voltage to low-voltage (16 volts). In the United States, line-voltage 120 for most household wiring (this is what is running to your lights and outlets). In Europe and other parts of the world, line-voltage is 240. Any transformer that converts line-voltage to low-voltage will work as a doorbell transformer.
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May 16, 2020
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