Top Wireless Doorbell Push Button Related Questions
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.
Wireless Door Chime Button Compatibility
Carlon is the most recognized brand name for wireless push buttons in the world. Started as the Dimango brand in the 1990’s, they were a pioneer in the wireless chime industry and that innovation has carried through today. You may see the brand names of Dimango, Lamson and Sessions, Carlon, and Dimango, and they are the same products, just branded differently over the years. If you have any of these wireless chime products any Carlon/Dimango push button available on this website will be compatible as long as the manufactured date is AFTER 2000. Products manufactured by Thomas and Betts in 2000 use the wireless technology called “SAW” that stands for Surface Wave Acoustic which dramatically improves reliability of wireless products and helps eliminate interference between other wireless products.
You can find the manufactured date of your Carlon button by flipping it over and locating a small, white, circular sticker. This sticker will have “QC XX XX” printed on it. The last two digits are the year the manufacturer produced the chime. If the last two digits are higher than 00 then the receiver will be compatible with a Carlon push-button sold on this site.
The Dimango name is synonymous with wireless door chime products all over the world, as they were the first large-scale manufacturer of the wireless door chime. This innovation grew to dozens of different wireless
Wireless doorbell buttons by Honeywell will be compatible based on the A, B, C, or D setting assigned to the wireless devices. On your Honeywell device packaging, or on the device, you will see the compatibility number. When searching for doorbell buttons on our site, we recommend you search for a Honeywell wireless button using the product filters located just below the menu on the left hand side of the page. You will notice you can select the Honeywell compatibility from the menu choices to help ensure you find a pushbutton compatible with your receiver
Craftmade transmitters are cross compatible with one another. You will notice there are some Craftmade wireless chimes with “LH” listed as model numbers. In these cases, the wireless chime by Craftmade will be compatible with any Thomas and Betts wireless doorbell product.
All the GE Jasco wireless push buttons offered on our site are compatible within the GE “7 Sound Option Chimes” products. All the chimes we carry are within this line of wireless doorbells. If you have an existing JASCO-GE wireless door chime or receiver, you can select any of these push buttons, and it will be compatible. The two wireless buttons by GE on this website are the LH19200 and the 19211, compatible with all GE/JASCO receivers.