Door Bell

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by carl42, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. supersparky

    supersparky New Member

    Carl, Check the Chimes to see if they require 12V rather than 8V. Friedland make both 12V and 8V transformers but the highest current I can find is 1A. The problem appears to be poor regulation of the transformer and possibly excessive Volt drop on the cabling to the switch which is carrying the total current for the two chimes.

    I think WN is spot on, try this and try wiring in paralell to go with, also try larger cable
    yes, WN they dont go any higher than one amp for bells, hence you found it hard lol

  2. Wheel-nut

    Wheel-nut Member

    Hey BR, Did I tell you that I have a 1000V Evershed & Vignoles Megger .... the classic design with the crank handle and the flip lid on the window. I bet you would be dangerous with that ;) .

    It would be interesting to know how the tro chimes are wired. I guess that the Front and back door pushswitches are connected to the first chime and then the second is slaved of the first.... but you never know.

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