Plug-In Extend-A-Chime Door Chime Extender

Plug-In Extend-A-Chime Door Chime Extender

Do you have problems hearing the doorbell ring in your home?  The RC3200 is a best-in-class doorbell extender that installs in minutes and allows you to add wireless receivers throughout your home or office.  Hear your doorbell ring in the basement, upstairs or additional areas of the home.

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Here’s the answer for folks who have an existing wired doorbell or door chime that is not loud enough

Frequently we have customers call who can’t hear their doorbell or door chime in many rooms of their home.  Or, perhaps the basement was built-in, but the doorbell can’t be heard downstairs.  For various reasons, doorbell wiring was not run to the new addition of the home.  So now what do you do?  Viola!  The RC3200 Extend A Chime is here to save the day!

The Extend-A-Chime is a Dimango wireless doorbell extender.  It works by connecting your existing wired doorbell – already installed in your home – with a wireless door chime receiver that ships with this kit.  Once you have the system set up (done in a matter of minutes) you can add-on more receivers, entrance alerts, and other Carlon (Dimango) brand wireless devices.

The RC3200 ships as a set: a transmitter (RC3050T) and the receiver/speaker (RC3253).  The transmitter is a 1″X3″ sized unit that you wire into your existing door chime.  The unit is a snap to install and is a basic DIY project.  After connecting the transmitter, simply plug in the wireless door chime receiver/speaker wherever you need to hear your chime.

How does the wired doorbell extender work?  When someone pushes your doorbell pushbutton, your existing wired chime initiates a signal to the receiver/speaker.  That’s it! The set ships with everything you need to extend the listening range of your existing wired door chime set.

If you would like to add additional receivers in other areas of your home or business, the RC3253 is an add-on plug-in door chime receiver.  There is also a battery powered version of both the set and the additional add-on receivers, if you would like to add a chime that can be carried with you or taken out in the yard.

Perfect in situations where you cannot run wires to extend your existing doorbell or door chime units.

Basic Features of This Product:

  • Set ships with a transmitter and a receiver.  The transmitter is the RC3050T and the receiver is the RC3253
  • Wireless Extend a Chime Transmitter, RC3050T, works with 16 volt transformers
  • By changing the dip switch settings on the transmitter, you can determine the sound
  • Transmitter is capable of transmitting a chime for front door and sound for back door
  • From transmitter to receiver max range of up to 150 feet.  Environmental factors could limit range
  • Receiver has 2 1/4 inch speaker which produces excellent sound quality
  • Volume control
  • Privacy codes to ensure transmitter does not communicate with other units
  • Manufacturer’s one year warranty


Additional information

Weight0.6 lbs
Dimensions9 x 7.25 x 4 in






kit or accessory


wireless range

150 ft.

sensor type


50 reviews for Plug-In Extend-A-Chime Door Chime Extender

  1. 5 out of 5

    McM (verified owner)

    Your order process and delivery were both well done. My client (a tough one who expects things to work effectively) was quite happy. Now, no matter where she is in the large house, she can easily know when someone goes to their gate and rings the doorbell – and we didn’t have to put any holes in her house.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Richard (verified owner)

    I ordered the RC3200 RC3200 Extend-A-Chime Set rnTo eliminate an area of our house where we could not hear the door chime. It has a volume control and is a plug in and use unit. A great product.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Judith Zinn (verified owner)

    Worked very well; the only criticism is that the black caps that set the ringtone were hard to locate. Turns out they were on the battery cap, not the plug-in accessory and had to be removed with a needle nose plier. The directions should have specified where exactly the caps were located. Other than that, am pleased with the product.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chuck (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the product – easy to install and works great in our basement family room. I was so pleased I have ordered another for my father.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Roy (verified owner)

    The Extend a Chime door chime extender works very well and would get a 5 star rating except for one little problem. When we have storms or high winds, the chime activates all by itself. We just unplug it until the storm is over.

  6. 4 out of 5

    T (verified owner)

    Installed easily works every time

  7. 5 out of 5

    Wayne (verified owner)

    This is my second door-bell extender and I’m very pleased that it was still available after some 10 years of service (power surge took out my original). Very easy to install and the remote can be moved to another room(if necessary)! 5 Stars for product,same for customer support!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Fergy (verified owner)

    Quick and easy to install. The directions were spot on and I had a doorbell in the basement within 10 minutes of openingthe package.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Bgipson (verified owner)

    Excellent Customer service, and super quick shipping. Very easy to install. Only negative, is the chime is very soft dont notice much difference between the high and low setting. Should be alot louder.

  10. 3 out of 5

    Handyjack (verified owner)

    The Chime volume is not loud enough to ouvecome background noise even on the highest setting. Installation was simple. Overall I would rate a 3

  11. 5 out of 5

    Linda (verified owner)

    The doorbell extender was very easy to install and now I can be out on my screened porch and never worry about missing a visitor.

  12. 4 out of 5

    John (verified owner)

    In our home the wired doorbell cannot be heard in the master bedroom. By adding the "Plug-In Extend-A-Chime Door Chime Extender" we are now able to answer the doorbell when we are in that room. The product is quite good. The transmitter is easily attached to the existing doorbell, and the receiver/chime simply plugs into any house electric outlet. It took five minutes to install with just a screw driver.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Judy (verified owner)

    Great product, seller responded quickly. Thanks!!!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Bob (verified owner)

    I like it and I am glad I bought it.

  15. 3 out of 5

    El Rey (verified owner)

    the hard wire system is what we needed for our location. The ones from the local HD stores would not work. How ever the volume is to low even on high so it is hard to hear. The ones from the local HD have a higher volume for our location.

  16. 3 out of 5

    Pink (verified owner)

    This has been a great help. I can actually tell when someone is at the front door. We are very pleased.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Candace (verified owner)

    Hello,rnrnThe door bell extender works perfectly in my new home so that I may hear my doorbell from anywhere! Thank you for correcting my problem so easily. The customer service team was fabulous to work with. Thanks again…

  18. 5 out of 5

    Deuce (verified owner)

    The unit was very easy to install and works as expected. I have already recommended this to my friends and family.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Litemare (verified owner)

    This door bell system works, I am a systems integrator and have used all kinds of doorbell ext. this is the first one that dose what it says it will do ..easy to install and can be heard by older clients who have a hearing issues.thank you for a great unit. You will be my go to for all my door bell needs s.r. Morrison…

  20. 5 out of 5

    Brian (verified owner)

    We live in a old and large brick home, with lots of brick walls and a completely finished basement, with no opportunity to run wires. At its loudest setting, I could not hear our door bell from my lower level office. No more! This plug in extend a chime door bell installed in minutes, and is clearly heard throughout the lower level.

  21. 5 out of 5

    RWF (verified owner)

    I always prefer a hard wire solution to most problems but I have found the Extend-A-Chime to be a great solution to getting a doorbell somewhere that would be difficult to get to.rnOrdered and the delivery was very quick

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dr b or hey you (verified owner)

    Bell reliably rings after primary bell activated

  23. 4 out of 5

    Susan (verified owner)

    The extend-a-chime arrived quickly and was a very easy installation. rnrnNow I can sit on my screened back porch with no worries. Thank you

  24. 5 out of 5

    Dave (verified owner)

    It was so easy to install, even a former U.S. submarine sailor could to it in about 4 minutes. Google the SSN571 part of my Email address and you’ll see what submarine I served on over 50 years ago.

  25. 5 out of 5

    papa (verified owner)

    this product is advertise works great

  26. 5 out of 5

    Larry (verified owner)

    Had this product before,it works great…

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lisa (verified owner)

    So far so good. Easy to install. Works down in my basement. Only complaint is that back door ring is very short. Should be longer like front door ring.

  28. 4 out of 5

    zip178 (verified owner)

    works just fine easy to install——-but sound is very low even on highest setting I would trade for a louder one but I disposed of package ,a good company would do business again. rn THANK YOU

  29. 5 out of 5

    kelly (verified owner)

    really easy install works great upstairs and down stairs, do wish the volume was a bit louder, and if the doorbell could be a brown color instead of white that would also be great. but all in all i really like it and i have tried multiple other door bell fixes and this one really worked! YEA!

  30. 3 out of 5

    Fossil (verified owner)

    I’d called 1800 Doorbell about how to and what to add to enable us to hear our doorbell on our porch and in the office on the other side of the house from the wired doorbell.rnrnI ordered the RC3500D Battery Powered Extend-A Chime to accomplish the solution for the porch and the RC3253 Door Chime Plug In Receiver for the office. A 5 minute installation and our problems are solved. Guests and delivery people no longer need to bang their fists or knuckles on our door to get our attention. rnrnDelivery of the order was quick. I highly recommend these products to solve not being able to hear your doorbell in parts of you house.

  31. 5 out of 5

    Kmac (verified owner)

    Great product. Now we can hear the doorbell in the basement.

  32. 3 out of 5

    Mark (verified owner)

    The first one received did not work. Another was quickly sent, and I wasn’t required to return the defective one. I’m keeping the unit. But I can’t give it a high rating because its volume is so low, even at its highest setting. It’s just barely loud enough to hear clearly from one room away.

  33. 5 out of 5

    Al (verified owner)

    Dealt with this company in the past and again by phone and again they are very friendly, helpful and fast in sending your order.

  34. 5 out of 5

    james (verified owner)

    The chime extender works like a charm! Best purchase to resolve my issues with hearing the doorbell beyond the main level of my home.

  35. 5 out of 5

    Baldy (verified owner)

    Works perfectly. We added a sun room to the back of the house and a second floor above. We could not hear the door bell from either space. We purchased and installed wireless door chime and extra receiver. Money well spent. The transmitter must be wired to existing low voltage door bell; very good instructions and very easy to do. Highly recommended.

  36. 5 out of 5

    Quasimodo (verified owner)

    The instructions were clear and the installation was easy. The receiver’s range was more than adequate and it performed perfectly. The choice of chime melodies was a bonus.

  37. 5 out of 5

    Mike (verified owner)

    Excellent product that is easy to install and operate.

  38. 5 out of 5

    PGT (verified owner)

    Perfect alternative to wiring a second bell, easy to hook up to existing, very reasonable price, I love it!

  39. 5 out of 5

    cso683 (verified owner)

    This doorbell chime extender was very easy to install, loud enough to hear a good distance, and worked the first time.

  40. 5 out of 5

    Denny (verified owner)

    The Extend-A-Chime Door Chime Extender was VERY easy to install. The sound is great and we can now hear the door bell upstairs and downstairs in our home!

  41. 5 out of 5

    Tom (verified owner)

    Worked as advertised. Installation could not have be easier.

  42. 5 out of 5

    ScottH (verified owner)

    We have had one of these in our home for a dozen years so that you can hear the doorbell in the basement. Works great. I recently bought another so that my mother could hear the doorbell when she is in the back part of her house. Now she can hear the doorbell ring back there even when she isn’t wearing her hearing aids.

  43. 5 out of 5

    Steve Swigart (verified owner)

    Purchased the extender as we discovered that we could not hear the doorbell when we were on our balcony with the glass slider doors closed. Installation of the product was very easy, instructions were clear and the product functioned as described. Good volume and very clear sound. We are pleased with this purchase.
    The only issue during installation was that there was insufficient room within the doorbell housing to hide the transmitter unit. This of course is not the responsibility of the extender but it did require some creative modification of the housing. I suppose that with a different housing, room would not have been an issue.

  44. Jason Warren

    Hi Steve,

    I am glad you liked the product. Yes, sometimes people are able to hide the extender inside their door chime cabinet. Wish you could have, but I am glad to hear you are Okay with that.

  45. 5 out of 5

    Ray (verified owner)

    Had this system for some time and it is reliable. The sound is quality, the range is very good. With adjustable volume and many sounds to select, plus a very reasonable price, I am a satisfied customer.

  46. Jason Warren (verified owner)

    Hi Ray,

    Thanks for the kind works and we are glad you like the product. Please do not hesitate if you need any assistance!

    Thank you,

  47. 5 out of 5

    ANTHONY MARTIN (verified owner)

    Works as advertised. Happy customer!

  48. 5 out of 5

    Cathryn Petersen (verified owner)

    With the help of customer service rep. we picked this to make our old door bell easier to hear on our back porch and in our bedroom. It came quickly and though easy to install, we once again had to rely on company rep. to help assure us how to do it. Once we were sure what we were doing this hooks up in just a minute or two. It greatly increase the sound where we need it. I was surprised to discover that it was set on “Westminster” chime, & though it had other choices, this was the sound that my parents’ grandfather clock made when I was a child. That was a surprise bonus in the chime choices. Already we heard the chime when we were on out back porch and it alerted us to a UPS package that was dropped on our front porch. In this day of package thefts, it was an expensive item and it was after dark outside, so we feel it saved us from leaving a package out all night, which would have been ample time for someone to steal it. We’re happy with the purchase, now we just need some visitors!

  49. 5 out of 5

    Debbie (verified owner)

    “Set it to Ding-Dong”… words I never thought I would hear my husband say to me! LOL! This extender is great – easy to install and does exactly what it is supposed to do. The original doorbell rang in the guest bedroom end of the house, and wasn’t audible in the kitchen or living areas. Added the extender, and problem resolved. We are Adding two at Mom’s for Christmas!

  50. 5 out of 5

    Joseph Benavides (verified owner)

    Excellent product. We moved into a new home and the doorbell was very difficult to hear other than in the front room where the bell was located. We ordered your product and were amazed at the difference. It was very easy to install…took 15 minutes! We put the receiver in a staircase and now we can hear it throughout the entire house, even on the medium setting. We highly recommend this product and the speedy service and delivery.

  51. Jason Warren (verified owner)

    THanks for your kind words, but more important, I am glad to hear you are happy with your product! Please call or email us with any issues! 🙂

  52. 5 out of 5

    Doug (verified owner)

    I’ve had one of these for about 15 years and loved it. So when it recently failed to ring, I looked around at my options. Nothing beats this item for my needs. No batteries to change, little effort to install it, and it simply works!

    But please pass on to the manufacturer that even on loud, the ringing is too quiet. Definitely quieter than my old unit.

  53. 5 out of 5

    B J Fernandes (verified owner)

    This is my second Plug-In Door Chime Extender. I purchased an identical item from the same company about a year ago. It works so well that I decided to purchase another one for a family member. It also installs easily in a few minutes! I prefer the plug-in receiver because there is no worry about changing batteries. 1-800 Door Bell is a customer friendly company. They shipped the product the same day so I received it in a couple of days and installed it immediately. I would definitely recommend this product without any reservations. 5-Star Rating!

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