So frustrating ive been searching for hours for an indoor adapter to run electricity to this door bell. Why did wyze not simply produce or provide an adapter for those who do not have previous doorbell installations already done in their home. All adapters in stock that work for the 100s of doorbells on the market dont match the specifications listed on the product wyze has ! I prefer the product to be double its price and to include the damn adapter ive wasted so much time i have lost interest in this product.
You may have misunderstood something? There are tons of them. If you search the forum for “transformer” you will find an assortment of suggestions and Amazon links.
In addition it was recently discovered that there is a regular 5V DC USB connection hidden on the back and this also works to power it.
They don’t automatically include one because it would increase their costs for the majority of people who don’t need it. The few who do can just buy one on Amazon or lots of other places.
Besides, I would highly recommend just using a Micro-USB plug. That’s actually how I just activated my VDB yesterday.
I used a portable battery (intended as a phone charger) and plugged a Micro-USB cable into it and the VDB unit. You can see the micro-USB port by taking off the little grey sticker above the terminals on the back as shown here:
Use that and it works perfectly fine with a regular Micro-USB cord plugged into the wall with a regular phone charger adapter. You can do that solution with the adapter and cord for just a few dollars…WAY cheaper than buying some unnecessary special doorbell transformer thing. No way…just use a Micro-USB cord! I can vouch that it works great!
Fair enough but I’d still go with a $15 transformer at 16-20 VAC instead. Much better over distances greater than 10 feet and it future proofs the home for any other doorbells. To each their own “use case”.
You might be misunderstanding the requirements, the 10VA requirement is a minimum. You can safely use a 20 or 40 VA transformer without issue. Voltage needs to be between 16 and 24 Volts AC. There are hundreds of transformers that meet these specs.
I wish wyze would release an official AC adapter for the older and newer video doorbells. Yeah, I know there are other generic options out there. Yes, the usb plug might work, but I’d much rather have an official accessory from wyze.