Need Wireless Door Chime Receiver to Compliment an Existing System?

A Wireless Plug-In Door Chime Receiver with Max Power

Expand your existing Thomas & Betts, Carlon chime system with additional plug-in chime receivers.  Use this plug-in door chime with Carlon wireless push buttons or entrance alerts to extend the door chime sound through other areas of your home.

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Need additional chime receivers for a second floor, basement or garage?

Use the RC3253. (RC8253R) and expand your existing Thomas & Betts, Carlon chime system with additional plug-in chime receivers.  Plug in one, two, three, or as many as you need to hear your existing chime throughout your entire home.

The RC3253 is an add-on door chime used in a variety of Carlon and Dimango wireless systems.  This is a plug-in door chime that you may use in conjunction with Carlon push buttons like the RC3301 wireless button, or the RC3460T, which are magnetic door or window sensor entrance alerts.  If you need extra distance, (more than 150 ft.), try the RC4121, a long range wireless button with a range of up to 300 ft.

For a complete wireless door chime kit, consider the RC3250 which features this receiver and one wireless push button.

  • Use this receiver to expand an existing Thomas & Betts, Carlon wireless door chime system, entrance alert, motion sensor, or other Carlon products – use with RC3200/RC8350, RC3250/RC8250, RC3252, RC3260/RC8360.  If you have questions regarding a specific model, please call or email us.
  • 2 1/4″ speaker provides excellent sound that is loud and clear  (Other manufacurer’s chimes tend to sound more mechanical)
  • Adjustable volume control allows you to adjust the volume settings to low-medium-high
  • Prevent interference from other devices with 32 changeable privacy codes
  • One of thirteen sound options are set at the push button. These quality sounds and options are only available on selected models of Thomas & Betts, Carlon Chimes
  • Using SAW technology, the RC3253 receiver has an operating range of up to 150 ft.  (Lessor systems may only offer 25-75 feet.)  SAW technology ensures the wireless products stand up to these claims.
  • No other manufacturer will stand behind their products like Carlon – One year warranty

Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 x 2.25 in





kit or accessory

Transmitter Only

wireless features

Expandable, Multi-Zone

wireless range

150 ft.

sensor type

Push Button

36 reviews for Need Wireless Door Chime Receiver to Compliment an Existing System?

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ray (verified owner)

    No brainer to install, but I expected the volume to be more than it is (even when switched to loud). One weird thing that I found was that when the door bell is pressed, the original bell sounds first then about 2 or 3 seconds latter the new one goes off. I expected everything to go off at once, not a big deal though.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Adam (verified owner)

    Super easy to install and works great.rnBong sounds electric but what would you expect.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Doug (verified owner)

    Easy to install.rnTwo chime sets, one upstairs, and one downstairs, allow the sound to be loud enough to be heard throughout the house without being oppressive.rnVariable chimes distinguish front door from back door.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kelly (verified owner)

    Very easy to order and great product. We have a large house and we can hear the door bell throughout the entire thing now – thanks!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Richard (verified owner)

    I ordered the RC3253 Wireless Plug In Add-On Door Chime Receiver and found is easy to install and the receiver has a volume control.rnOn the high setting you can hear it all of my 4000 sf home. It is a great product and I would recommend it.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Perley (verified owner)

    works well

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lee (verified owner)

    The units look great and work perfectly. You can hear the sound without any problems and plug them in anywhere you have an outlet.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Billy Mitchell (verified owner)

    I have been ordering from 1800doorbell for about six years and I have experienced great products and service. When I call or advice, I get just what I need.

  9. 3 out of 5

    MAGraves (verified owner)

    Needed to extend the wireless bell for back door to lower basement level. Although advertised to extend 150ft, this is obviouslly only in a open straight line.rnFound I had to place the unit almost directly below the door in order to receive signal. Product works, but only within its less than advertised limits.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tvsteve (verified owner)

    Works perfect just need to be a louder Sound

  11. 4 out of 5

    DanTheMan (verified owner)

    Item is sensitive to placement even within the specified working range for reception. Otherwise, does the job.

  12. 5 out of 5

    dgantzler (verified owner)

    Works as advertised. I have 4 door chimes spread throughout the house so we can hear the doorbell wherever we are. System is excellent.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Buddy Norton (verified owner)

    Good ProductrnGood PricernFast ServicernEnough Said

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dave (verified owner)

    great product, good price, very fast delivery, fast and easy to hook up,(remove from packing, plug into a 110 outlet) Worked well with existing doorbell extender.

  15. 5 out of 5

    dt4jwitt (verified owner)

    Product works great and easy to install, just plug it into an electrical outlet anywhere in your home and it will ring when your existing doorbell rings. Great for basement. Excellent customer support and they stand behind their warranty. Thank you Lori and Judy.

  16. 3 out of 5

    T F (verified owner)

    Wondering if anyone had an issue with the chime becoming muffled after a period of use? After about 7 months mine is very muffled (& annoying)!

  17. 5 out of 5

    David (verified owner)

    Our house is big enough that the one doorbell in the home could not be heard except close to the front door. The Extend-a-chime was the perfect answer. We needed the battery powered unit (easy to install) and five of the electric – plug in – powered models to cover the needed areas. We purchased another battery powered model to have a "traveler" to take onto the patio and porch. They work great!!

  18. 3 out of 5

    Glo (verified owner)

    I have one problem with this doorbell, it rings when knowone is there. Today it rang at 4:00 am, knowone was there and it also keeps changing the ring I picked.

  19. 5 out of 5

    justme (verified owner)

    5 minute install including time to find ladder

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rescue2 (verified owner)

    Absolutely wonderful item. The bell is loud and the flashing strobe is a huge+++++.rnThe only thing better than the bell was the FANTASTIC customer service that I received. 1800DOORBELL will be my only source for bells and accessories from now on.

  21. 3 out of 5

    Hank (verified owner)

    This is a very handy product so that you can extend your wired doorbell which has a chime in a single location so that you can easily install multiple chimes in many locations. I had this system in my old house for 21 years and bought a system for my new house. Hope it lasts just as long.

  22. 3 out of 5

    Chris (verified owner)

    Excellent product and customer service

  23. 5 out of 5

    MaplewoodDanielle (verified owner)

    I was looking for a wireless plug-in system that would have two doorbells that would ring to two receivers (one each at front and back doors and receivers upstairs and downstairs) and I found it! rnrnI called for assistance in choosing the right product and the customer service person recommended this system and even suggested this product combo to save me a few bucks. The products arrived quickly. rnrnInstallation could not be easier – it took me longer to remove the product from the box than to start using it. We had fun choosing the sounds for each door. Now we just have to remember which sound is for which door!

  24. 4 out of 5

    VinceC (verified owner)

    This wireless door chime works very well. I bought two additional receivers because our house has multiple floors. One was defective but was promptly replaced by this retailer

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jo (verified owner)

    the wireless door door chime as very easy tornset up and sounds great…see my comment on therndoor bell button also

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mikie (verified owner)

    Works beautifully. Have one send unit on the wired doorbell and remote units on the second floor and in the mother-in-law suite. Now everybody hears it.

  27. 3 out of 5

    Ray Remmers (verified owner)

    The RC3253 plug-in door chime is absolutely awesome! I originally bought the RC3250 kit which consists of a doorbell button/transmiter and a plug-in receiver unit. The RC3253 modules allow you to hear your doorbell in other rooms of the house so I have one in my living room, dining room, kitchen, and my office,and 2 buttons/transmiters on my front and back door, and the cool thing about these bells is that you can have your front door play one tune, and your back door another. I highly recommend these units, and,1800 doorbell is a wonderful company to do business with. Keep up the excellent work and customer service.

  28. 3 out of 5

    poppy (verified owner)

    I love our door chims. The business next door liked the system so much I had to order one for them to use. They also love it.

  29. 5 out of 5

    John S (verified owner)

    Works as described. Can’t see it behind couch, but can hear it just fine.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Wes (verified owner)

    This was a replacement for a chime that had a circuit board meltdown after over 10 years of service. With the original transmitter still going strong, everything works great again.

  31. 4 out of 5

    Frank (verified owner)

    Great product for the price. Easy to install and change door sounds.

  32. 5 out of 5

    Tony (verified owner)

    Excellent products and excellent service.

  33. 5 out of 5

    Max (verified owner)

    Your people were ALL first class and were very patient and helped with all of my questions to perfection.

  34. 5 out of 5

    James (verified owner)

    Awesome product! This was the ideal solution to hearing the doorbell throughout my home (in basement and second level). Laurie provided amazing customer service. When I called, she guided me through the website to purchase the correct items. I was amazed and impressed how she knew the website like the back of her hand.

  35. 5 out of 5

    Tom (verified owner)

    Wokrked as advertised. Installation could not have be easier.

  36. 5 out of 5

    Emmagirl (verified owner)

    We live in a new home that is a single story built in the shape of a U, and the only place we could hear our doorbell was in the entry hall under the doorbell itself. We bought a doorbell extender with the add-on door chime, and we liked it so well we bought two more add-on wireless chimes. They work beautifully and we can now hear the doorbell in any room in our home. We highly recommend this product.

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