The "Play Anything" Doorbell
   
     

iChime is very easy to install in existing or new installations

 
   

The electrical connections contained on the backplate are shown on the right.

B: Back door Button
F: Front door Button
T: Transformer
P: Pushbutton for non-transformer operation
SP: Auxiliary Speaker Connection
SP: Auxiliary Speaker Connection

Also see Frequently Asked Questions below and Complete Manual in pdf form here.

 

ichime terminals

INSTALLATION WTIH NEW OR EXISTING TRANSFORMER

Follow the wiring diagram on the backplate (shown to the right). If your existing doorbell has two wires, install one wire to the “F” terminal and the other wire to the “T” terminal.  To test, slide the iChime product onto the backplate and press the doorbell button.

If you have a backdoor button, follow the wiring diagram.  In this case there will be three wires to connect: “F”, “T” and “B”. 

 

INSTALLATION WITHOUT TRANSFORMER

The iChime product does not require a standard bell transformer to operate. You can connect the doorbell pushbutton directly by connecting the wires to the “T” and “P” terminals.  Follow the diagram located on the backplate.

wiring withour transformer

INSTALLATION OF OPTIONAL AUXILIARY SPEAKER(S)

People often need to place an additional speaker in another location such as a basement or on a second floor. This is easy to do with iChime by simply connecting the additional speaker with 2 wires as shown on the right.

    ichime speaker wiring
Click here for the complete operation and installation manual in pdf format.    

ENTRY DOOR CHIMES

For instructions on using iChime as a door entry chime with a door switch, click here.

 

  Frequenty Asked Questions About Installation

Q: How can I load new sounds when it is mounted on the wall?
A: There is a backplate which mounts to the wall with screws and anchors that are included. The wires connect to that. iChime can then slide easily off the backplate so that you can take it to your PC, iPod or CD player to load and test new sounds. It then can slide right back in place on the backplate.

Q: If this is a wired product, why are batteries required?
A: You'll probably want to take iChime off the wall when recording a new sound. To do that, batteries are required for operation. Also, all electronic doorchimes need a source of power after you release your finger off the doorbell pushbutton. Some products require you to install a small part called a diode on the back of the doorbell button, which is another step and can sometimes be difficult to do. Using batteries makes installation much easier.

Q: I had a wireless doorbell that kept draining batteries. Won't that be a problem?
A: No. A wireless doorbell is constantly consuming power because it must always "listen" for the radio frequency code sent from the doorbell button. This causes the batteries to die quickly. Since iChime is not wireless, it only uses power when it is actually making a sound. So 99.9% of the time it is taking no power from the batteries at all!

Q: Is the doorbell pushbutton included?
A: No, but any standard button will work. We do stock and sell one on our ordering page.

Q: Is an additonal speaker included?
A: No, but any standard 8 ohm 1/2 Watt (or greater) speaker can be used. We also sell an auxiliary speaker in the same housing as the doorbell.

Q: I have a front, back and a side door on my house. Can I use more than two buttons to ring iChime?
A: Yes. The back door input plays a different sound. But you'll have to wire two of them together so you won't be able to tell which one of those was pressed.

 

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