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USB power for Nest Doorbell (battery)?

topia
Community Member

I have a new Nest Doorbell (battery) in a high activity area so the battery doesn't last more than a few days. To charge it I need to remove it from the mounting plate for several hours which is not ideal. Where I have it, it would be possible for me to pass a usb cable through the doorframe so it is connected into the doorbell permanently. I could then plug the other end into a battery pack to recharge or, alternatively, leave the battery pack attached and hot-swap when the pack is depleted. Does anyone know if this would work? Will the doorbell operate whilst connected to a usb cable?

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MplsCustomer
Bronze
Bronze

@topia 

There seems to be no information posted anywhere on whether the Google Nest Doorbell (Battery) will operate while it is connected to a USB cable and is charging. Or whether there are any drawbacks to continually charging the doorbell. You night have to resort to testing it yourself by removing the mounting plate, plugging in the USB cable to the doorbell and plugging the USB cable into a wall outlet, and attaching the doorbell to the mounting plate (since it won't operate if it's not mounted).


This Google Nest Help page refers to connecting the battery camera to the Wasserstein Solar Panel, pointing out that the doorbell always runs off of battery power and is trickle-charged:

https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/11830989?hl=en

Hi folks,

 

Thanks for your help here, MplsCustomer.

 

We hope you've got the answer you're looking for. Let us know if you have more questions in mind.

 

Thanks,

JT

@janthadeus 

Could you please answer the customer's question? Can the Google Nest Doorbell (Battery) operate while it is connected to a USB cable and is charging, thereby allowing the customer to power their doorbell with USB power?

Hi folks,

 

@MplsCustomer, absolutely! It's working while it's plugged into a USB cable. I hope that answers your question.

 

Thanks,

JT

topia
Community Member

Thanks to @MplsCustomer for assisting with this question. Despite the answer above I think I will need to test this before I drill a hole large enough for a usb cable to run through! I'll report back, but in the meantime if anyone else has experience of doing this I'd really appreciate it 😄

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi topia,

 

Sounds like a plan! Keep us in the loop.

 

Cheers,

JT

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi topia,

 

Checking in to see if you still need help with this. In case there are any follow up questions or comments. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

 

Regards,

JT

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

It's me again. Just wanted to jump in here to make sure that you saw my response. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours.

 

Best,

JT

topia
Community Member

Hi JT, thanks for checking in. Happy for you to go ahead and lock this. When I get an opportunity of testing this I will post the results back here.

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Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks,

At this time, I'll go ahead and lock this thread. If you're still experiencing problems, feel free to start a new thread and we'll be happy to help. We invite you to search the Community to see if a discussion is open and ongoing about your topic. If not, feel free to start a new thread. 

Best Regards,
Brad