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Logitech Circle and Compatible Chimes

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    Chris

    Hello Jim,

     

    We do not have a list of compatible chimes however these are the key things to look for when purchasing a chime for the Circle Doorbell:

    Make sure the transformer is not built into the wall chime
    It must be a wired chime
    It should operate between 8-24V and 10A
    The chime can be Analog or Digital

     

    As long as you follow the above points then the chime should work with the Circle doorbell.

    Please let me know if you require further assistance.

     

    Best regards,

    Chris

    Logitech Customer Care

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  • Jim Thessin

    Thanks, Chris.  This is very helpful in helping me understand which characteristics the chime should have to be compatible with the Circle Doorbell.  I am confused by one part.  I understand that it must operate between 8-24 V[olts] [I assume DC], but I do not understand the "10A" reference.  Does "10A" refer to amperage of the electrical current?  If so, that seems really high to me.  Could you help me understand?

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  • Chris

    Hello Jim,

       The transformer needed will have to be a step down AC transformer. The 10 referred to is 10 amps, I apologize for not being more clear about that. 

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  • Nick Bell

    Chris, 10 amps is really high for a 8-24 volt device. A phone charger outputs 1 to 2.4 amps. Is it 10VA?

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  • John Johnson

    It should be at least 10 VA (volt amps).

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  • Jim Thessin

    Thanks for all the help on this.  I used to depend on my dad to help me understand these terms  before he passed several years ago.  Is 10 volt amps the same as 10 watts and how do I measure whether my current transformer is producing it?

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  • John Johnson

    You would need to go by the markings on the transformer.

    For what it's worth, I ordered a 16 volt, 10 volt-amp, and it's not enough to ring my old chimes from the 80s. That's fine though, as it 'rings' through my HomePods.

    If I had it to do over, I would probably buy this one:

    https://www.amazon.com/Doorbell-Transformer-Compatible-Video-Hardwired/dp/B07GND8RMQ

     

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  • Jim Thessin

    Although I have yet to install it, I purchased Newhouse Hardware CKIT2 Two-Note Electric Modern Door Chime Kit, 
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z9ZM8F9/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_VYYGD94A72QMNGVMRJ7W?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  • Jim Thessin

    The transformer with the Newhouse chime kit is said to be "16VAC/10VA and UL certified."

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