I had a doorbell with a digital chime . I replaced the doorbell with a
SimpliSafe video Doorbell . The new doorbell was not chiming the full tune
unless the doorbell switch is kept pressed. I researched online and found that a
diode across the doorbell switch terminal is to be provided to get the full tune
in one push of the switch. I checked the old doorbell switch and there was
indeed a diode (IN400. I took out the diode from the old door bell and fitted
across the new doorbell switch. The new doorbell switch now does not chime at
all. I removed the switch and just connect the terminal with a wire across the
diode. Still no chiming. I did the whole thing reversing the terminal of the
diode without any result. I took out the diode , and fitted the new doorbell
again, and it works as before , i.e chime only a part when the switch is kept
pressed. I talked with SimpliSafe. They told the doorbell is not compatible
with digital doorbell. Any suggestion about how to make the doorbell work
properly, i.e to play the full tune with one push of the doorbell switch.
Change the doorbell to one that is compatible. Sure, you can get the
existing one to work with a couple of relays. diodes, or whatever, but
it can be a PITA.
Alternative: Keep the old button, add the new button, then put a sign,
please push both buttons.
A properly designed digital chime should only need only the
bell press to trigger the playing of the entire tune, with maybe
a switch to specify that you want that action, or to only play
while the button is actually pressed.
On Friday, March 8, 2019 at 2:44:07 PM UTC-6, Swapad wrote:
Did you check the wiring dia. Many of your older door bells were wired in s
eries so in that case when you let off of the button you remove the power f
rom the door bell and it stops. Newer ones need the power wired to the door
bell 24/7 , the switch is then wired straight to the door bell .
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