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Old 03-10-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
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I'm installing new doorbells in my older house. Due to the acoustics, I want to use 2 chime boxes (one for upstairs, one for down). Should these get wired in series? And do I need a stronger transformer to power both?

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I'm installing new doorbells in my older house. Due to the acoustics, I want to use 2 chime boxes (one for upstairs, one for down). Should these get wired in series? And do I need a stronger transformer to power both?

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They would get wired in parallel, and you would need to check the VA of each chime to determine the size of the transformer.

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Should these get wired in series?
no, parallel


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do I need a stronger transformer to power both?
Possibly, though not likely in my experience. Just try it.


They also make a wireless "extend a chime" if hardwiring is an issue.
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They also make a wireless "extend a chime" if hardwiring is an issue.
I saw those, but I'm just as happy running the wire. One system, one power source. Then I don't have to worry that the crazy dogs have unplugged the other half of the chime system.

Thanks for the speedy response on this. I think I'll test the configuration before I run all the wires. Then if I need to find a better transformer or something I won't be surprised.
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