Hardwiring your Ring Video Doorbell

What do I need to hardwire my Ring Video Doorbell?

WARNING: Electrical shock hazard. Installation must be performed by a qualified electrician may be required in your area.

Refer to your local laws and building codes before installation; permits may be required by law.

For your safety, only use an existing doorbell transformer within the ranges specified below or compatible Ring accessories to power your device.

For connecting to an existing doorbell system:
- Ring battery doorbells and Ring Video Doorbell Elite: Hardwired transformer (8 to 24 VAC, 50/60Hz, 5VA to 40VA)
- Ring Video Doorbell Wired: Hardwired transformer (8 to 24 VAC, 50/60Hz, 8VA to 40VA)
- Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Pro 2: Hardwired transformer (16 to 24 VAC, 50/60Hz, 10VA to 40VA)

Ring accessories are sold separately and may include:
- DIN Rail Transformer (24Vdc, 420mA)
- Plug-In Adapter (24Vdc, 500mA)
- Solar Charger (5.2Vdc, 100mA or 109mA)
- Solar Panel (5Vdc, 380mA/480mA/800mA)

Using incompatible power sources can damage your device and cause electric shock.

Compatible accessories

If you're not sure which Ring Video Doorbell you have, you can find out in the Ring app.

Connecting your Ring Video Doorbell to an existing chime

  Diode required for digital chimes? Resistor required? Pro Power Kit required?

Compatible power supplies for chimes**

**AC only

Chime compatibility list
Ring Video Doorbell Yes No No 8 to 24 VAC  Ring Video Doorbell
Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) No - set in app No No 8 to 24 VAC Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) 
Ring Video Doorbell 2 Yes No No 8 to 24 VAC  Ring Video Doorbell 2
Ring Video Doorbell 3 / 3 Plus
No - set in app No No 8 to 24 VAC  Ring Video Doorbell 3 / 3 Plus
Ring Video Doorbell 4 No - set in app No No 8 to 24 VAC  Ring Video Doorbell 4
Ring Battery Video Doorbell Plus
No - set in app No No 8 to 24 VAC Ring Battery Video Doorbell Plus 
Ring Video Doorbell Wired When hardwired to your 8 to 24 VAC system, your existing doorbell chime must be bypassed and will no longer sound. Use a Ring Chime or Alexa-enabled speaker if you wish to hear a chime.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro No - set in app No Yes - PPKv2*  16 to 24 VAC  Ring Video Doorbell Pro 
Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 No - set in app No Yes - PPKv3 only* 16 to 24 VAC  Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2
Ring Video Doorbell Elite No - set in app No No 8 to 24 VAC Ring Video Doorbell Elite

*Your chime must support 24 VAC. An 8 or 12 VAC chime must not be connected directly to 24 VAC transformers.

Connecting your Ring Video Doorbell directly to an AC transformer

  Resistor required? Pro Power Kit required?
Ring Video Doorbell Yes No
Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) No No
Ring Video Doorbell 2 Yes No
Ring Video Doorbell 3 / 3 Plus
No No
Ring Video Doorbell 4 No No
Ring Battery Video Doorbell Plus
No No
Ring Video Doorbell Wired No No
Ring Video Doorbell Pro No Yes - PPKv2 only
Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 No No
Ring Video Doorbell Elite N/A - PoE N/A - PoE

 

Connecting your Ring Video Doorbell directly to a Ring DC transformer

  Plug-In Adapter (2nd Gen) Hardwired DIN Rail Transformer (2nd Gen)
Ring Video Doorbell Yes No
Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) Yes No
Ring Video Doorbell 2 Yes No
Ring Video Doorbell 3 / 3 Plus
Yes No
Ring Video Doorbell 4 Yes No
Ring Battery Video Doorbell Plus
Yes Yes
Ring Video Doorbell Wired Yes Yes
Ring Video Doorbell Pro Yes Yes
Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 Yes Yes
Ring Video Doorbell Elite N/A - PoE N/A - PoE

 

Product-specific instructions

Ring Video Doorbell Wired

Click here to learn how to install your Video Doorbell Wired

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Click here to learn how to install your Video Doorbell Pro with a transformer

Click here to learn how to install your Video Doorbell Pro with a Plug-In Adapter

Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2

Click here to learn how to install your Video Doorbell Pro 2

General Information

More information on Plug-In Adapter (2nd Gen) 

 

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