I have a doorbell button at my front door that opens and closes the garage
door. I DO NOT have a outside doorbell. I bought the Ring doorbell and wa
s wondering if I can drill in from the outside and splice into the INSIDE e
lectrical button for power. Different voltage? Which wire etc.???
The button is on the INSIDE to open the OUTSIDE garage door. I have NO OUS
IDE doorbell. I bought the RING and was wondering if I could drill from th
e OUTSIDE to tap into the INSIDE electricity.
On Friday, December 15, 2017 at 11:46:31 AM UTC-8, Wade Garrett wrote:
age door. I DO NOT have a outside doorbell. I bought the Ring doorbell an
d was wondering if I can drill in from the outside and splice into the INSI
DE electrical button for power. Different voltage? Which wire etc.???
replying to type007, Iggy wrote:
Sure, as long as the voltage is 8 to 24-volts, so the Ring can work or not be
fried. Otherwise, you'll have to use the transformer supplied by Ring from
another source that's full voltage. Which wire is determined by your circuit
tester after you take the doorbell's cover off, as typically the GDO button
wire's just a paired gray or white with no indicator or difference between wires.
replying to Ed Pawlowski, Iggy wrote:
Yep, he just needs to find the one that's supplying the power. They aren't like
a light switch, which severs the power feed. With a doorbell, the power's always
on and you're connecting positive to negative when the button's pushed.
On Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:14:10 PM UTC-5, Iggy wrote:
Like Ed said, the garage door opener is a switch in a circuit. It's not
there to supply power to anything. There is no wire that's "supplying
power". And the switch *is* like a light switch. A light switch opens
and closes in the light circuit, the garage door opener switch opens and closes
in the garage door opener circuit. What you're proposing is like going
to a switch in a light cord, hooking wires up to both sides of the switch and
expecting that to power something else. It won't work for the same
replying to trader_4, Iggy wrote:
We'll have to wait and see what's what. Maybe they find power and maybe they
don't and maybe the voltage is too low or too high. Maybe the power's there, but
as soon as they pigtail to both wires the door keeps opening and closing and
it's an all around failed idea.
On Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:42:18 -0800 (PST), email@example.com wrote:
I would not recommend connecting these devices together in any way. As
others have said, the wires going to the GDO button are not intended
to carry power. In fact, some openers use diode logic to provide
multiple functions over that one pair of wires. In my case (a ten
year old Genie brand opener), there are two buttons. One opens the
door while the other just turns the light on. There is also a slide
switch that locks the opener from responding to its RF remotes.
The chances of your "ringing" dorrbell being compatible with that in
any useful way are slim.
On Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 8:54:01 PM UTC-5, Pat wrote:
ge door. I DO NOT have a outside doorbell. I bought the Ring doorbell and
was wondering if I can drill in from the outside and splice into the INSID
E electrical button for power. Different voltage? Which wire etc.???
That's a good point too. My Sears also has the open/close, light, and
lock functions all on one pad that's served by two wires.
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