My ring wired doorbell is not getting enough power. The transformer has multiple options but is currently set at 8V 20VA and the chime state 16VAC 10VA.

Can I switch the load of the transformer to 16V 30VA?

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  • what is preventing you from moving the wires?
    – jsotola
    Nov 15, 2022 at 3:06
  • Nothing just wanted to make sure it wouldn’t cause any harm first. Nov 15, 2022 at 3:35
  • It i up to the door bell if it can handle 16 Volt, look it up
    – Ruskes
    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:22

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Sure, go ahead and switch it to the 16 volt tap. The chime only cares about the voltage and having enough capacity in volt-amps to run it properly. If you have more capacity than you need it won't hurt anything in the doorbell circuit.

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    You also want to be a whole lot more careful about how much unsheathed wire you have hanging out from those terminals.
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 15, 2022 at 8:55

From the installation guide:

Your Doorbell Wired is compatible with doorbell systems supplying 10–24 volts AC, at 50 or 60Hz, 40VA max. The AC connector is the class 2 energy source.

Change it to 16.

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