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Old 06-03-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Doorbell button hot to touch.


I have lighted doorbell button that is hot to the touch. Any reasons why? It is a new line and a new transformer. Any help is appreciated. Also is it a fire hazard?....

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Depends on how hot. Most neon lit units will get warm but I wouldn't call it hot. If the plastic on the button is discoloring then, yeah, that'd be too hot.

Are you sure you've got the right voltage transformer being used with it?

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Not sure. Electrician put it in. I called him and he said its fine. Not sure why. I'm gonna go to th transformer today and check it. I have a feeling its too high. It's not neon. It has a small tiny regular bulb in it. Will it tell me on the transformer what voltage it is?...
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From what I recall some transformers can deliver 10v, 16v and 24v. What's your bell unit marked as requiring? The chiming part, not the button. It'd be on the label. I suppose it's possible if your doorbell required 24v but the button required 10v then you'd possibly have a problem. As I recall lighted buttons shouldn't be more than 16v. You could check this yourself by looking at the transfomer and noting where the wires are connected.
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Ok...here is the verdict. Chime box calls for 16v transformer and that's what I have. Button is 104 degrees. And the brick moulding around the door is 98 degrees. I figure the light would give it an extra boost in temp so I think I'm good.

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