I'm after a doorbell (preferably one which has two or more sounders)
which doesn't use batteries at all. I.e. both the button(s) and the
sounders are mains powered. I don't even mind all that much if wire
is required between the button(s) and the sounders but wireless would
Are there any out there? I can find quite a few with mains powered
sounders but they still have battery powered buttons.
I have a good old "ding-ding" chime, with illuminated push button and CU
mounted transformer, don't know if there's an easy way to piggy-back
additional sounders off it though.
<https://www.friedland.co.uk/en-GB/Chimes/Fixedchimes/Pages/D117.aspx > it's worth pointing out that the bell push batteries
How does that explain every battery powered one I ever try to use being
When I were a lad, circa 1950, our house had a battery operated
doorbell. Several large Leclanché cells (about the size of Kilner jars
used for preserving fruit etc) in glass jars in series in a cupboard
under the stairs, like this http://tinyurl.com/hnhwf7o . Never went
flat and lasted for ever; might still be there FAIK.
I also looked at the latest 'bells' in the TLC catalogue after reading
this thread. And it seems many light up when ringing. So must be designed
for a bedsit? No wonder people can't hear them ring.
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Certainly mine fails without warning, but never because of the bell push
battery which has been there for many years. It's always the bell
sounder unit batteries, as they are draining in receive mode all the time.
Why the fear of battery powered components?
They work well enough and run for almost as long as the shelf life.
Moreover the modern piezo sounders are highly efficient and loud unlike
the old prehistoric 2A solenoid soft iron ding-dong things from way
back. The other advantage is that you can go wireless and/or have a
choice of tunes for different bell pushes.
Unless you need a continuously lit bell push then mains bell setups are
no longer really worth it (and even then current drain can be kept low
enough that a set of D batteries will last ~5000hr = 200 days).
On Tuesday, 13 December 2016 08:44:15 UTC, Rod Speed wrote:
Not if there's a power cut. ;-)
Actually one of our student groups has a solar panle which charged up the batts for a doorbell and using a switch on a letter box it could also email when anything came through the letter box. (not that I coudl think of a good reason to do that but..)
I don't have that problem I don't have a doorbell I get people to knock.
But you'd need a UPS :)
That's true the one I did at my parents stil works after 32+ years.
12V transformer, push switch and a couple of large black bell units.
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