What powers these buzzers and bells?
The buzzers and bells listed in this category require a power supply in order to work. In most cases, they take a 12V DC power supply, which may be supplied from a variety of sources, however, a doorbell transformer is most common. If you are not familiar with doorbell transformers, give us a call and we would be happy to assist you.
Can I install a firebell or buzzer instead of a traditional doorbell for my shop?
Yes, you can, and that's pretty common. Because this would be a wired set-up, there are a few pieces you are going to need:
- buzzer or fire-bell
- a power supply, like a 16V doorbell transformer
- a push button
- wire, or bell wire, to connect the push button to to the transformer, from the transformer to the buzzer
Many of the entrance alerts and driveway alarm products carried at 1800doorbell offer live 12V DC outputs which will provide the needed power to buzzers and bells.
Here's a good article with creative ideas on doorbells that has some examples.