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Old 06-14-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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my old door chime low voltage coverter was screwed to the main panel and was occupying an entire circuit/panel breaker for itself. i thought that was wasteful as i was in dire need of panel slots/circuits so i took it out and used it for a circuit that actually warrants a slot.

however, i am now wanting to have my door chime back and i was wondering if this converter can be wired to an existing circuit that has other load on it (e.g. lights etc.) and if it can be wired behind the wall somewhere out of sight?

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The transformer can not be burried in a wall. Do you have a basement? I usually tie them in to the side of an overhead cellar light that has a constant source of power.
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Just attach to a outlet for the basement. Some panels allow two wires to be attached to a breaker, along with some panels can use slim tandems, which are two breakers in the size of a single breaker.
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Pigtail it to another 15 amp circuit in the breaker panel.
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