I'm trying to connect Nest Doorbell (wired)
if I don't have a regular doorbell yet, do I need to connect a chime connector?
should a chime connector be installed between the nestdoorbell and the transformer?
does the connector provide any additional protection in this case?
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Thank you for your help here, @EmptyNester. It is true, you do not need to use the included Chime Puck with your Nest Doorbell 2nd Gen (wired). You can set up Visitor Announcements in the app and connect your device to a smart speaker or display like a Nest Hub, for example. Please let me know if you need my help.
It would be helpful if Google Nest Support gave the same answer when asked if a "chime puck" is needed when there is no indoor chime.
On this thread here, @Brad says it is NOT needed.
On another thread (https://www.googlenestcommunity.com/t5/Cameras-and-Doorbells/Nest-Doorbell-2nd-Generation-do-you-nee...), @janthadeus says it IS needed.
Which is it?
@Bordik_D, I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Please let me know if you are still having any concerns or questions from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.
I appreciate the help, EmptyNester, Brad, and MplsCustomer