I'm looking at buying a Nest Doorbell (Battery) as it's not possible at the moment to install the wired version. My chime box is one of those with a built in transformer and from what I gather it's only 6v. I understand the chime box is completely underpowered to give any power whatsoever to the nest doorbell but if the button is pressed will it still make the chime box ding just like the standard old doorbell?
The battery doorbell can only ring your existing indoor doorbell chime if it is wired, and if the battery doorbell IS wired, your doorbell transformer needs to meet Google Nest's requirements:
If you wire your battery doorbell, then it's going to use the power provided by your doorbell transformer to trickle charge the battery in the doorbell, and so it needs to meet Google Nest's power requirements (https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9247132?hl=en). It's not designed to just ring your chime and NOT charge the battery if it is wired.
@MrNumnuts it's really good to hear that it's working now. However, we can't guarantee how long it will continue to work with that 6V. Try to monitor its behavior and if in case you have an update, you know where to find us. Let me know if you have any additional questions from here.
I appreciate the help, MplsCustomer and JT.
Awesome, sounds good! As we got our resolution here, I'm going to mark this thread as resolved. I'll be locking this thread if we won't hear back from you again in 24 hours. Should that happen, feel free to create a new one if you have more questions or have other concerns in the future.
Thanks for chiming in, Emerson.