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'[EE]: Help troubleshooting door bell'
2006\06\11@135856 by Lindy Mayfield

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What would you do in my situation here?  We bought a door bell that runs on batteries and I connected it to the wires that lead to the button outside.  Within a few days the batteries are dead, so it seems there is some sort of short or something like that.  We just found out the previous owner had a problem with the door bell, too, probably the same thing.

I'm kind stuck about how to figure out the problem and fix it.  Would anyone mind please giving me some hints?  

Thanks!
Lindy

2006\06\11@145909 by David P Harris

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Lindy Mayfield wrote:

>What would you do in my situation here?  We bought a door bell that runs on batteries and I connected it to the wires that lead to the button outside.  Within a few days the batteries are dead, so it seems there is some sort of short or something like that.  We just found out the previous owner had a problem with the door bell, too, probably the same thing.
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>I'm kind stuck about how to figure out the problem and fix it.  Would anyone mind please giving me some hints?  
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>Thanks!
>Lindy
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Likely a semi-short in the wiring somewhere.  You could measure the
resistance between the two wires with everything disconnected -- it
should be infinity.

Unless you can rewire the connection with a new pair of wires, the
simplest solution might be a wireless doorbell.

David


2006\06\11@150749 by Steve Smith

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1.        Eliminate the obvious! Get a cordless one then the wire (the thing
that was reused) is eliminated.

2.        Disconnect the doorbell and megger the wire establish its faulty
(resistive probably) and replace the wire.

3.        Remove the batteries and fit a battery eliminator the wire is then
not important until it fails completely.

4.        Remove the lamp from the bell push that causes the battery to
discharge.

Cant think of anything else there are only four parts in a doorbell the
battery, the bell, the switch and the wire.

Rgds Steve

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2006\06\11@151423 by VULCAN20

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Does the button have a light in it?  Some did.  The would work off of a
transformer
connected to the house electrical system.  Remove the button and check
it out?

Lindy Mayfield wrote:

>What would you do in my situation here?  We bought a door bell that runs on batteries and I connected it to the wires that lead to the button outside.  Within a few days the batteries are dead, so it seems there is some sort of short or something like that.  We just found out the previous owner had a problem with the door bell, too, probably the same thing.
>
>I'm kind stuck about how to figure out the problem and fix it.  Would anyone mind please giving me some hints?  
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>Thanks!
>Lindy
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2006\06\11@162625 by Lindy Mayfield

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Doh!  Not 100% sure, but that just might be the problem.  I did skip a step when I installed it.  I just put in the ringer and didn't change the button.
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Thanks!

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2006\06\11@181454 by Jinx

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> Sorry Steve
> You forgot the luminiferous aether  ...  

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminiferous_aether

Link from that to article relevant to optical gyros

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagnac_effect

2006\06\11@225702 by John Chung

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Can you use your meter to check whether there is a
current drain when you place in the batteries? Is the
drain very high? Anything above 4mA is too high. Try
to check whether there is a loose connection from the
wires to the button outside. Try to jerk the cables
and press the button outside a few times to determine
there is connectivity.

John

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