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Install without the indoor chime

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  • Official comment
    Yogeshwaran VP

    Dear Parsifal,

    Thank you for contacting Logitech! My name is Yogi and I will be helping you with any issues you have today. I understand you would like assistance with your Circle View Doorbell.

    Each Circle View Doorbell must have its own transformer and doorbell chime that operate between 8-24 VAC with at least 10VA in order to operate correctly. We do not recommend to not install chime for the Circle View Doorbell to work efficiently. 

    Installation of the Chime Kit will involve detaching the existing wires from their current terminals, connecting them to the Chime Kit, and routing new wires from the Chime Kit to the chime terminals. The Chime Kit includes 6 wire terminals: 3 input terminals (for wires leading from your wall) and 3 output terminals (for wires leading to the chime).

    Please go through the Setup Guide of the Circle View Doorbell to know more about the compatibility and power requirements to install it:

    https://setup.circleviewdoorbell.logi.com/

    If I can assist you with anything else please let me know. Thanks for being the best part of Logitech and I hope you have a great day.

    Best regards,
    Yogeshwaran VP
    Logitech Customer Support
    #Circleit

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  • Parsifal

    Yes, I know that it ". . . must have its own transformer and doorbell chime that operate between 8-24 VAC with at least 10VA in order to operate correctly." It's on the circuit diagram (which is from a Logitech VP in another thread). I also know your recommended installation procedures (or I wouldn't be asking the question and posting Logitech circuit diagrams).

    That wasn't my question.

    Doorbell chimes typically present as a 25 to 30 ohm load (more correctly, a 25 to 30 ohm impedance). What you are apparently trying to say is that your gizmo is so "smart" that it knows the difference between a chime and a resistor? Seriously?

    So, I could buy and chime and remove the noise maker mechanism (the dinger-part of a mechanical chime) and your gadget wouldn't know it's missing. But, you're saying that if I replace the 25 ohm gadget with a 25 ohm resistor your gizmo will know the difference and blow up? Are we talking smoke, or sparks and fire?

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  • Harold Williams

    Parsifal, Did you get an answer for this? I am trying to do the same thing. I have a wireless doorbell and all I want is the video from this door bell.

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  • Parsifal

    No, they never responded. I found other defects in the design (good luck hooking the wires to the outside unit without having to rip the trim off your door -- that "push the very short wires into the tiny hole" scheme gets an award for stupidity). I'll probably return it.

    My suggestion is to get a 25 ohm, 50 volt resistor from Amazon and stuff it across ports 4 and 5 on the chime kit and set the switch for analog chimes. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SPC8CKK

    I also suspect the unit will work if nothing is hooked up to 4 and 5 because when the switch is set to the center position, it doesn't ring a chime, so it's a open circuit.

    In all, it's poorly designed.

     

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  • Mads Christiansen

    Hi Parsifal

    I purchased the circle view doorbell through a friend in the US - and had it sent to Denmark (Through Lisbon actually, it came a long way)

    I had hoped I could wire it directly with a 12v 2.1a power supply (25va) however - it just flashes white. 

    It’s configured together with HomeKit, and works fine - however I cannot get connection…

    I’ve tried to wire it through the chime box - however same result, flashing white lights…

    I could try a different PSU - but it reads flat 12,09V so should be good - and should draw plenty of power…

    Any ideas? :-) Thanks.

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  • Parsifal

    No, sorry.

    I've yet to struggle with the final install (the wiring at the door is the problem), so don't yet know how the thing will respond.

    It's dumb as dirt that you have to restart the entire setup web page process every time you're interrupted.

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  • Mads Christiansen

    Hi again
    Strange..

    I actually had some success - and realized my wrongdoing.

    I had purchased a DC psu and not AC. Hi hi

    Bought a psu, 24V 10va wires it through cat cable - and bingo it worked flawlessly!

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  • Holland Emmanuel

    The Nest Chime Connector that is provided with the Nest hello is not required if you use an indoor power adapter. The Nest Chime Connector is a device that enables the Nest Hello to have its own circuit separate from the chime's circuit.

    www.walgreenslistens.com

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