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Google doorbell (battery) with Honeywell Honeywell Home DW915 series. How to?

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Hi all,

The Google doorbell (battery) was quite easy to install in a wired mode. Even connecting a simple mechanical chime was easy,  When pushing the Google doorbell button, the chime was making a sound instantly. Really great.

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Then I wanted to use the electronical Honeywell DW915XX chime instead of a simple mechanical chime. But I just cannot get it to work. I have seen a lot of video's where people are connecting the older Google Nest Hello (wired) doorbell, combined with the chime connector to this chime, but no info on how to connect the new doorbell (battery) version. I have tried many different wire schemes. 

The chime is supposed to get power via AC1 and AC2. The pulse to start ringing should go into A1, but no matter how I try to connect the Google doorbell with the transformer and the Honeywell adapter, it doesn't work.

This is how it is shown on some websites, but that doesn't work. I tried other schemes too.


The only thing I didn't try is the below combination as A2 is normally used in combination with a simple doorbell push button and I'm not sure it can damage the Google doorbell.

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Did anybody already try to connect the new battery doorbell to a Honeywell chime?

It could also be another Honeywell chime, like the DW311 for example. It has the same Honeywell adapter.

Thanks for any support.

Kind regards


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I tried the second scheme from the origiinal post but it didn't work. When you connect the doorbell like that, the wired doorbell changes to battery mode, meaning there's no continuous link between A1 and A2. But when you press the doorbell button, the doorbell changes to wired mode again, so it does seem to get a pulse although it doesn't make a sound.

Now I also tried this scheme, but that also didn't work. It only makes sure the doorbell remains in wired mode. It doesn't give a pulse to A1.

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Community Specialist

Hi there, 

I apologize for my late response, and thank you for all of your patience while waiting for a reply. I understand how upsetting this may be, and I'm happy to assist you with this. As the Nest doorbell (battery) doesn't come with a chime, I would stick with the chime that works best, which would be the mechanical one you had installed. If you want more options, you can always hook it up to a smart display or speaker to use as a secondary chime. 

Best regards, 

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Hi Brad,

No worries and many thanks for your reply. I got it to work.

It actually was the scheme from my second post that worked. But there are two things quite important.

First of all, the wire that goes to A1 from the doorbell must be the live wire, that's the one giving the signal. If you have a mechanical chime, it doesn't matter which one goes to the chime, but with this Honeywell, it has to be the live, not the neutral.

The second thing (and this is where it went wrong the first time), the setting in your Google Home app is also important. In your doorbell app settings there's a question if you have an electronic chime or not. I had this switched to Yes and I also changed the time the doorbell had to ring to 10 seconds. When I then tried the doorbell, the chime didn't ring so I disconnected the wires. When I tried this wire setting again today, the chime again did not ring, but now I left the wires connected. Suddenly after 10 seconds, the chime rang. Then I figured that the pulse to activate the Honeywsell chime is not the start pulse, but the end pulse. This is also quite normal as you have a constant live wire connected to the Honeywell chime. So when the doorbell gives the start signal, for the Honeywell chime nothing is changing, it already had a live signal. But when the doorbell then gives the end signal, the live ends for a split second and goes back to live again. When it then goes back to live again, the chime sees that as the signal to start ringing.

So either you need to set the question "Have an electronic chime" to No, or you need to switch it to Yes, but then the time should be set to 1 seconds.

I have it set to yes, with a time of 1 seconds. That gives a more stable functioning of the chime. When you switch it to No, it still does not always work properly. So there's still one second delay between pressing the doorbell and the chime starting to ring, but that's at least much better than the multiple seconds delay you sometimes have on the Nest hub.

Topic can be closed.

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Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,


@dgeris that's good to hear and thanks for getting back to us. We'll then go ahead and lock this thread after a day. If you have any new issues, updates or just a discussion topic, feel free to start a new thread in the Community.


I appreciate the help, @Brad.