Is it loud enough to be heard throughout the house?
Our customer is hard of hearing and needs to be able to hear the doorbell even from the upstairs bedroom.
This is a hard question - as this mainly depends on what noise input you have going on in the upstairs bedroom and if the door is closed. I wear hearing aides and the sound is distinctive enough (for the front door anyway) to hear anywhere on the first floor and I can hear it downstairs if the basement door is open and the TV is not too loud. The rear doorbell only rings one chime and it could be missed with the TV going on. Carpeting and a lot of fabric coverings tend to absorb the sound somewhat. The sound level is not adjustable - it is what it is (a hammer striker striking a chime). The sound is of medium tone and medium volume that sounds a lot (to me) like a tone one used to hear in large department store speakers/intercom systems.
Date published: 2015-03-07
Will this work with an additional chime in the basement
I have an existing doorbell that requires a diode to be installed at the push button, when I remodeled the basement I added an inexpensive 2 note chime to the basement and can not get it to work with my existing doorbell chime. I would like to replace the existing chime with this model but would like to know for sure if the two will work together.
Thank you for your question on the model LA305WL wired door chime. The LA305WL can be wired to a two note chime. You would just connect the “Trans”, “Front” and “Rear” terminals from the LA305 to the same terminals on the two note chime.
Date published: 2015-05-04
When I hooked up a second chime in the basement to the LA305WL it would cause the LA305WL to ring continuously. The basement chime is a carlon CK221RP. The LA305WL works fine otherwise, and the carlon CK221RP works if you take the LA305WL out of the circuit. everything is hooked up according to the wiring diagram for new construction wiring and the basement chime was hooked according to a previous question asked here. Why won't this work?
Thank you for your question on the model LA305WL wired door chime. The LA305 can be wired with another Broan or NuTone chime, but there is a specific way it would need to be wired. Since we are not familiar with Carlon chimes, there may be a problem wiring multiple chimes. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for possible assistance.
Date published: 2015-06-01