I’m wiring a new smart doorbell camera (Eufy brand) It’s intended to replace an existing doorbell, but I don’t have one, so I will be wiring it from scratch. The manual says “make sure the transformer is delivering 16-24V, 30VA of power.”
The doorbell transformers for sale in my local hardware store show slightly different specs. And of course I don’t fully understand them. I see why we need electricians! But I’m wondering if you can tell me which transformer would be compatible with my doorbell cam so I can buy the right one.
There are 2 doorbell transformers for sale at Home Hardware (in Ontario, Canada)
Transformer #1 reads = 8/16/24 Trivolt Doorbell Transformer * Primary: 120 VAC * Secondary: 8 VAC/10 Watts, 16 VAC/10 Watts, 24 VAC/20 Watts
Transformer #2 reads: 16 Volt 10 Watt Doorbell Transformer * For use with wired doorbells * Transformer-16V/10W * Primary: 120 VAC * Secondary: 16 VAC, 10 Watts
I just don’t see the ‘30VA’ on the package of either of these, and I don’t know how to get that out of the specs provided. I also read an article here:
where the guy tried hooking his doorbell up on his own and ended up frying it after 2 weeks. These fancy gadgets aren’t cheap so I want to do it right.