Most of the wireless products in this category will be compatible within the same manufacturer's products except for Honeywell chimes. For their chimes select the filter named "Honeywell compatibility" to make sure they match. For example, if you have an existing Honeywell Door Chime Receiver it will say something like "B Compatible," so you would need to ensure the button matches as well.
Does the brand of my wireless system matter?
1) Thomas and Betts represents the largest selection of products available on our website. For years, Thomas and Betts sold their products through major box retail stores like Home Depot and Lowe's. In those stores, their products were/are known under the brand names of Carlon, Dimango, and Lamson & Sessions with model numbers like "SS" for style select. The Carlon and Dimango brand names are the most popular brand names for wireless doorbells. Carlon may still be available at some of the smaller retailers like Ace Hardware or Menard's while, the older brand name, Dimango products, are harder to find. All of the brand names are the same products and are cross-compatible. The only real issue will be the manufactured date. Any of their products manufactured prior to the year 2000 will not be compatible with models manufactured after that date.
2) Heath-Zenith (HeathCo, LLC) is a brand you will find at Lowe's and represents our second largest wireless offering. ALL of their wireless products will be compatible with one-another to make replacement and expandability easy.
3) Honeywell makes great products that are very stylish and reliable. Make sure the compatibility (A,B,C,D) matches from transmitter to receiver.
4) GE products listed here are merely a licensed name from JASCO who markets over 2,000 products. We are big fans of their wireless chime products and recommend them to customers. They typically have 7-different sound options and will be fully compatible within the manufacturer's product line.
How Are Wireless Buttons Mounted
Virtually all wireless buttons are surface mounted. This means the complete push button mounts by simply attaching it to the wall using the supplied double mounted tape or mounting screws (depends on model).
Can I mount the button on a metal wall
Although not recommended, we know it's sometimes unavoidable. The problem is that the wireless button is a transmitter that sends a wireless signal to a compatible receiver. Metal, thick concrete, etc., will cut down on the wireless signal. If you have to mount it on a metal surface, we recommend placing a small shim between the transmitter and the surface. This separation will help the transmitter get its radio signal out.
How long do the batteries last?
The batteries are typically designed to last from 18-24 months. As a rule of thumb, the longer range the wireless system is, the shorter the battery life. Cold climates will drain the battery faster
What type of batteries does these take?
In most cases these are not standard batteries so the manufacturer will include a set with your purchase (please read product details.) Almost all of them are either 3V lithium batteries, 6V or 12V batteries.