What does my door chime include?
In addition to the decorative cover, your Modern Door chime also comes with the actual chime mechanism (ringer) as well as the correct size mounting screws and anchors.
Does it require a transformer?
Installation requires a standard 16 volt transformer. If you already have a wired doorbell in your home, you probably have this covered. Otherwise, you can purchase one on our website or at your local hardware store. Be sure you check with local electrical codes.
Can I use my existing doorbell button?
Yes. The Modern Doorchime was designed to be compatible with your existing 16 volt wired doorbell system. As long as your button is a standard contact closure button, it should work.
Can I make my chime louder?
If you want a louder chime sound, simply use a more powerful transformer. Your typical transformer is a 16 volt – 10 watt(VA) transformer which should be fine for most single-chime installations. For a louder chime, use a 16 volt – 15 watt(VA) such as the one we sell.
Can different doors ring with distinct chime sounds?
Yes, the common configuration is to have the front door sound the standard two notes while the rear door sounds only 1 note. Detailed instructions are included with your door chime on how to do this. For this to work, you will need to use a more powerful transformer such as the 16 volt – 15 watt(VA) transformer that we sell. Additional wiring may be required if the second chime does not already exist.
Can I hook up 2 chimes to a single button?
Yes, this is useful if you want to have the doorbell ring in an additional location. Install the first chime as you would a single chime, then attach the second chime to the first. Detailed instructions are included with your door chime. For this to work, you will need to use a more powerful transformer such as the 16 volt – 15 watt(VA) transformer we sell. Additional wiring may be required if the second chime does not already exist.
Will my chime work outside the United States?
The United States and Canada use 110 volt electricity at 60 hertz. Most countries outside North America use 220 volt electricity at 50 hertz. If you have 220 volt electricity where you live, you will need to find a transformer that converts 220 volts to 16 volts. (The 50 hertz frequencies in Europe should not be an issue). Be sure to check your local situation and electrical codes.
Do you have a wireless version?
Sorry, not at this time