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11:51AM | 08/12/04
Member Since: 08/11/04
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We are trying to install a clock/chime/doorbell that is a family heirloom (approx 40 yrs old) We cannot find the transformer for the present doorbell (the heirloom has a more powerful one). We have looked in all accessable places.

We do not have easy access to the wiring from the doorbell activator at the door to totally replace the wiring.

Is it possible to re-rig this for a wireless system? Or does anyone have any suggestions.

BTW - we did hire an electrician, but he wired the new transformer from the wire that already is connected to the old transformer and it's not getting enough power (duh).


04:47AM | 08/18/04
Member Since: 11/24/01
9 lifetime posts
What is the output voltage of your excisting transformer? and what voltage does the new clock/doorbell need? can you get to a section of the bell wire between the chime unit and transformer? I can Set you up using a relay to solve this.


05:09AM | 08/18/04
Member Since: 08/11/04
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the reply. The present doorbell is a 10 volt and the one we are installing is a 16 volt (4 note chimes). Since my original posting we finally found and by-passed the transformer, but now only 3 of 4 chimes are working. I did clean the cylinder with alcohol, but it is not working. Are you able to shed light on this??

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