RC3256 Carlon Wireless Plug-in Wireless Doorbell Kit – RC3253 Replacement


RC3256 Carlon Wireless Plug-in Wireless Doorbell & Nightlight Kit from Carlon features an RC3256 plugin receiver (with a small nightlight feature) and an RC4121 wireless push button.  This product is compatible and virtually the same as the Carlon or Dimango RC3253.  The only difference is the RC3256 has a small light, that serves as a night light on the bottom of the unit.  The RC3253 is no longer in production so this is a great replacement.

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A Plugin Door Chime with LED Night Light by Carlon (Dimango)

Carlon has shown its ingenuity for home products once again with the wireless doorbell, and nightlight combination.  The RC3256 (an RC3253 replacement) is a long-range wireless doorbell chime that does double-duty– without complaining! Similar to the RC3250 plug-in wireless door chime.

Set Up this RC3253 Replacement Wireless Chime Kit in Seconds

Like all the Dimango/Carlon chime products, there’s no wiring needed!   Simply plug the receiver into a standard 120 V outlet and mount your door chime button with the included double-sided tape or mounting screws and you are up and running.  The chime works flawlessly right out of the box.   Need an extra wireless push button? No problem, simply add a Carlon or Dimango branded wireless button and change the tune that the button plays.  It just doesn’t get any easier.

RC3260 Carlon Plugin Chime in Home

A perfect marriage–a plug-in doorbell with a built-in nightlight! 

Carlon has been known for years as being one of the most innovative companies in the wireless door chime world.  Not only are they innovative (nightlight wireless chimes), their chimes are the most reliable wireless products made today.

What makes their products a great choice is that they have multiple styles of doorbell receivers and push buttons available to use that are all cross-compatible with one another.  What they did with the RC3256 is add an LED night light on the bottom portion of their standard plug-in door chime receiver.

Plug these in hallways or dark areas where you need light to help guide your way.

The RC3256 produces great sound quality.

With a volume control setting of low, medium, or high, you can adjust the volume for the level you need. The nightlight is powered by an always cool-to-the-touch LED that will last for years.  You can add more receivers throughout your home, or even use the waterproof battery-powered version out on your patio.

Plugin Night Light Wireless Doorbell Receiver

  • This plugin chime features a 2-1/4″ speaker that offers crystal clear sound. The receiver is similar to the RC3253 receiver from a functionality perspective.
  • The receiver emits a bright nightlight that is powered by a long-lasting LED bulb.  There is no auto-sensor on this nightlight, it always stays on.  Because it is LED, it won’t burn out and consumes minimal electricity.
  • 32 variable codes block interference from other devices.
  • The receiver is capable of playing thirteen different tunes (see below) and is set and changed at the buzzer button.
  • One year warranty.

To listen to the different melodies this door chime will play, please visit our “FAQ” page, then the “Door Chime Sounds” link.

Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 7.25 × 2.25 in




Wireless Features

Expandable, Multi-Zone


1 Year

Wireless Range

150 ft.


Carlon /Dimango / Thomas & Betts

Battery Or Plug In

Plug-in Receiver

Kit Or Accessory


Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
J.Y. (Sacramento, US)
Works Great!

I purchased this kit to replace my old doorbell because I had phantom ringing. This doorbell was as easy to install as advertised and works beautifully. The doorbell button is a solid thick plastic construction. Much more durable than the one I replaced which was from a big box store. I no longer have phantom ringing problem but if it happens again, I can resolve by changing the operating frequency on this doorbell.

Great review! We're happy to hear that this RC3256 Carlon Wireless Plug-in Wireless Doorbell Kit - RC3253 Replacement works great and solved your phantom ringing problem.

K.B. (Indianapolis, US)
Good tone

I like the sound of the door bell. and convenience of pluging it anywhere in the house while away from the door.

F.B. (Rhinelander, US)
No more big batteries!!

Easy to install and does everything better than the old model. And a good night light to boot!!

E.B. (Appleton, US)
Great little doorbell!

I like the different chime choices and with two doorbell buttons I can set each one to a different tone so I know which door is being rung. Added bonus for the nightlight 👍

D. (Newport, US)
Good value for the money

Works as advertised. The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I had to purchase this unit to replace one just like it that failed after a couple years. I hope this one lasts longer.

F.S.L. (Riverside, US)
It worked right out of the box

I called the company to inquire if the new models would be compatible with my old transmitter. I was told all the new models were compatible for the last 13 or so years. (I have forgotten the the year)The year my old one could be found on a small round sticker. Mine was per chased after that year so I was good to go. I did not even have to program it to any new code. The ringers could be a little louder even when on high.

D.C. (Portage, US)
Replacement units

I am happy to say that the replacement wireless doorbell kit and 2 doorbell transmitters are working well. Their help and service were top notch.

D. (New Lenox, US)
Wireless doorbell and nightlight kit

The package arrived on time and was as described. It worked immediately.

Great product, I recommend to anyone who wants or needs a wireless doorbell.

Great product, I recommend to anyone who wants or needs a wireless doorbell. Shipping was super fast also, and you can't beat the fact this one even has a night light which is very helpful depending on where you install the receiver. Thx 1800DOORBELL.

My first door bell works great

My first door bell works great

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