Converting a wired door bell button

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Old 06-18-09, 08:42 AM
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Converting a wired door bell button

All of the wireless door bell buttons are pretty ugly. Is the a way to convert a wired button to wireless?
 
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The wireless button is basically a wireless radio wave sender (pardon the nonpro language) anyway the regular wired button has no way to signal the bell assembly and it would be very difficult to convert one to do so.
 
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Well, I'm sure you could dissect a wireless button, then connect the wired button to the contacts in the wireless. Problem I see is concealing/mounting the guts of the wireless. And when its time to change the battery?
 
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I can conceal the wireless innards--no problem. Do you think it is worth a try? Does anyone have an exploding diagram of a wireless unit? Too bad they are all so ugly.
 
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You'd also have to be sure your creation was weathertight.Regular buttons have exposed contacts and no real backing because there's nothing to damage but the wireless has to be sealed.

As for a diagram the ones I've sold were store branded so I don't know who makes them.Might try google etc.Intermatic makes a lot of things like this though not sure about this specifically.
 
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Shouldn't really need much of a diagram I would think. The button is only going to have 2 contacts. Just need to make sure you get one that works with the wireless chime you choose.

Hmmm...Heath and Carlon (?) are 2 big makers of chimes.
 
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Originally Posted by Gunguy45 View Post
Shouldn't really need much of a diagram I would think. The button is only going to have 2 contacts. Just need to make sure you get one that works with the wireless chime you choose.

Hmmm...Heath and Carlon (?) are 2 big makers of chimes.
I think NuTone is the other chime manufacter.
However I am not sure if they still make wireless button for it that something you can check it out.

Merci,Marc
 
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