Rated 4 out of 5Â by sb1969 Effective, low cost doorbell
Pleasantly surprised with this doorbell, given its low price.
Like others, I have been through a couple of wireless doorbell systems. I've found them unreliable and that they use batteries at a rate of knots. Worst of all, there is no indication that the battery is flat. Your doorbell does not work, but you don't realise.
There is some work to install a cable between the switch and the doorbell itself. This might take a bit of effort depending on your circumstances. I've used a bit of silicon grease on the switch contacts to provide a bit of waterproofing and in the hope that it will last longer. The switch will be easy and cheap to replace in future if I need to.
The doorbell takes a 9v rectangular battery. Since it will only be used when someone actually presses the switch, I'm hoping it will last a very long time. I reckon I should replace it every couple of years or so anyway and at that rate it's hardly worth the effort of installing a transformer.
Two things surprised (and pleased) me about this product - it's small size and it's decent volume. These two factors meant that it could be discretely installed adjacent to the front door, which minimised the work necessary for wiring.
16 Oct 2016
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Trickymickey Plenty of Dong and no Ding
On first sight it..yep just what I wanted... small and battery operated easy ? so what could go wrong...oh dear, plenty could and did..It just donged with no ding...not a tune that would make the heart sing...I gave up and took it back.. couldnt risk a replacement...anger management is now required...Grrrrrrr
2 Apr 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DRJay Byron Ding Dong Chime
Excellent chime excellent value. Working in tandem with Two other chimes via a DC transformer. Easy to wire up.
8 Aug 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by MarkS Battery is a 9v PP3
The answer to the question you're probably asking: the battery is a PP3 (9v).
Bought one of these and it was broken in the box - a terminal missing from the battery connector. Its replacement seems fine, however.
Only small criticism is that it's slightly out of tune - the dong sounds slightly wrong compared to the ding. Nothing you can't live with though.
10 Feb 2015