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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:50 pm 
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Hi All.

This is my first time on the site so hope I get some good answers. I am trying to fit nest hello doorbell.

My problem is it says it need 12v ac to 20v ac. I have 10 v ac on the current wired doorbell and the floor above is tiled.

I cant find the transformer as i guess it is in the floor void above the bell but i cant get to it.

Is there an easy way to find the transformer or is there a simple way to step the volage up to the required level.

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Are you sure the transformer is not either in or near the consumers unit? (You can get some that are designed to be installed in the consumers unit, next to the MCB's (you don't have to remove anything to find out)

Failing that you could run a new cable to a new transformer.

Other than that the answers to your questions are both no. :roll:

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I suppose you could use a transformer with a 10 and 20 volt output using just seconary as an auto transformer, so yes possible, but don't think that is really a good idea.

Personally I would try using 10 volt first, you may find it works OK.


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ericmark wrote:
I suppose you could use a transformer with a 10 and 20 volt output using just seconary as an auto transformer, so yes possible, but don't think that is really a good idea.

Personally I would try using 10 volt first, you may find it works OK.


Thanks. I have looked for such a transformer online and I cant find one. I did try it today but nest is too ckever and ir shows low voltage.

Any links to transformer would be good.

Also to reply to 1st pist. I checked consumer unit and it is hanging off the lighting circuit and doesnt have its own switch.

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Thanks. I have looked for such a transformer online and I cant find one.


Must try harder. I have just seen one that is advertised as a "nest hello suitable transformer"

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.............just seen another one, that is identical and for less £. If i keep going i might get one for free (Also found one in America, postage is £23 :? )

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.............just seen another one, that is identical and for less £. If i keep going i might get one for free (Also found one in America, postage is £23 :? )


Yeah its totally bonkers, you are better of searching for a wired doorbell with a built in transformer that is compatible with nest hello. Then you get a nice chime sound and it will power the doorbell.


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SquirrelHammer wrote:
Yeah its totally bonkers, you are better of searching for a wired doorbell with a built in transformer that is compatible with nest hello. Then you get a nice chime sound and it will power the doorbell.


He has probably sorted it, or given up by now as he asked over a month ago and has not posted anything else since. (A month is a long time in the world of forums)

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