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  1. LEEBOY
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    HI GUYS AND GIRLS,
    LOOKING TO INSTALL A RING PRO DOORBELL WHICH IS POWERED BY A 3 PIN UK TRANSFORMER NOT FROM A CU .
    MY QUESTION IS WHAT BELL WIRE TO USE PLEASE.

    REGARDS LEE
     
  2. Pete999
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    What voltage does the bell operate on?
     
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    hi , the bell runs at 24 v ac from a mains 3 pin transformer.
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    The ring pro website recommend 20awg bell wire which is obviously american gauge wire but haven't got a clue as where to start with uk bell wire.
    regards lee
     
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    20 awg is 0.52mm. Standard bell wire can come in various sizes and 0.50mm is one of them so this should suffice.
     
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    thats great, thanks ever so much for your help. Is there any problems chasing the bell wire into a brick wall or surface mount only.
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    thanks for all your help. Clicking on the link brings me to a general search so dam i safe to say most standard bell wire will be ok.
    regards lee
     
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    No reason why you cannot chase it into a brick wall but check it functions before you fill the chases as the small conductor is fragile. You can surface fix but the clips are small and are okay fixing to wood but brickwork they will be hard to fix and because the nail is short it is liable to fall out of plaster work finishes.
     
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    thanks ever so much for your help. Because its small i wanted to chase it as opposed to fixing it as it seems it would be fiddly and probably damage it along the way. thanks again for all your advice today.
     
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    thanks to pete 999 as well for all your help.

    kind regards lee
     
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    just have a look on the ring website, they have all the info you need to install one and if you want it mains powered instead of battery it can give you a list of compatible powered door bell chimes that can feed the power to the ring device itself
     
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    Thanks Gavin, I'm familiar with the site and the install it was just the bell wire that was a bit sketchy . thank you regards lee
     
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    personally, i'd use a bit of belden cable. it's tough as pete999's false teeth. :D
     
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    Bit personal Tel, how did you know we aint never met
     
  16. LEEBOY
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    Thanks all. Forgot to say there is no existing bell cable or transformer at the CU hence why I'm going with the mains plug in transformer.
    regards lee
     
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    sorry, pete. just my warped sanse of humour. no offence intended. :D
     
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    Of course you could always use a wireless bell.
     
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    Thanks all. I like a challenge
     
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    Thanks ,swapping the wireless one i have now .
    regards lee
     
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    You don't have to use thin bell wire, if you plan to bury it in plaster I'd consider something more robust that includes an outer sheath.
     
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  23. LEEBOY
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    Hi SJD,
    WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST .

    REGARDS LEE
     
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    Bit late sorry, none taken
     
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    Where are you intending to fit the transformer Lee?
     
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    Hi PETE,
    TRANSFORMER IS ALL OF TWO METRES FROM THE FRONT DOOR , SJD SUGGESTED NOT USING BELL WIRE
     
  27. LEEBOY
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    SORRY, MOUNTED ON THE SKIRTING BOARD
     
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    So you intend plugging it into a socket, run the output cable up the the bell and from the bell to the push, correct?
     
  29. LEEBOY
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    HI PETE,
    NO BELL TO WIRE FROM OR WIRE TO. I HAVE NO EXISTING BELL TRANSFORMER OR PUSH AT THE DOOR. THE PRO DOES COME SUPPLIED WITH A CU TRANSFORMER BUT I WONT MESS AROUND WITH ANYTHING AT THE CU HENCE THE STAND ALONE TRANSFORMER PLUGGED INTO A SOCKET THEN POWERED FROM THERE TO THE BELL, THE WHOLE DISTANCE IS ABOUT TWO METRES, REGARDS LEE
     
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    It may be age, but you have lost me Lee how does this pro bell thingy work then
     
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    Hi PETE, OK HERE GOES :IF YOU HAVE AN EXISTING BELL/TRANSFORMER RUN FROM CU ITS A TWO MINUTE OF PUTTING IN A SUPPLIED CABLE IN THE EXISTING BELL AND WIRE UP BELL AT THE DOOR JOBS A GOOD UN. THE PRO RUNS AT 24V AC AND PRETTY MUCH ALL UK BELL TRANSFOMRERS RUN 12V AND THATS NOT ENOUGH SO SUPPLIED CABLE HELPS YOU USE EXISTING BELL BUT THE SUPPLIED DIN RAIL TRANSFORMER MUST BE CHANGED AT THE CU . I HAVE NEITHER EXISTING BELL OR TRANSFORMER AT THE CU , SO THE QUICKEST WAY FOR ME AND SAFE WAY IS THE BELL CAN BE RUN FROM A MAINS PLUGGED IN TRANSFORMER . TRANSFORMER TO RING PRO AND READY TO GO ,INCLUDED IS A WIRELESS CHIME AND IS SET UP OVER WIFI WITH THE BELL . REGARDS LEE
     
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    Thanks, so your original question what bell wire to use and buried in plaster, ordinary bell wire will be OK as per my original post.
     
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    THANKS PETE FOR ALL YOUR INPUT OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS.
    REGARDS LEE
     
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    Any time Lee
     
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