Once you've finally found the perfect doorbell chime for your home, the last thing you want is for it to short out after just a few uses. Door chime transformers are essential for ensuring the electrical voltage the chime receives is appropriate. Most homes in the United States use 120-volt circuits, or line voltage, for their outlets and junction boxes. Conversely, most wired doorbell systems are low-voltage fixtures. By wiring a transformer into the electrical circuit, you will step down the voltage to safe levels so your chimes won't overload and short out. They are especially important for lighted doorbell buttons and for doorbell extenders that increase their listening range.
Destination Lighting has many types of transformers for doorbell chimes to match your favorite unit. Our 12-volt chime transformers and 16-volt doorbell system step-downs will match most common fixtures in use today. From there, you can base your decision on the type of system you have. We carry 10-watt, 15-watt and 30-watt doorbell transformers for everything from basic small-home chimes to systems where you need to hear the doorbell in the attic. Multiple chime transformers can power the front doorbell plus one at the backdoor, side door or garage door. An illuminated address light transformer is perfect for those who want their house numbers to glow when someone presses the button.
These transformers are an affordable way to safeguard your low-voltage doorbell chimes so they will have a long, loud life. They are also easy to install in the coat closet, main breaker service panel, garage or wherever else the original installer placed them - even if that's behind the doorbell. A wet location chime transformer gives you even more flexibility about where to put them. Click on a transformer you're interested in to see the full specifications or give our customer service team a call seven days a week for advice on what to use for your system.