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Before you post, here are some quick notes about the ring (Updated August 2019), that have been discussed in this forum:

- More important that anything else - AYLOR before you buy as YMMV
- There are two types of Ring Doorbells - those that are battery powered (Doorbell/Doorbell 2/View Cam), and those that are hardwired (Pro/Pro Elite)
- Disabling the Wifi works to prevent recordings, and disabling motion zones won't alert you, but most people still think that ring will still be triggered on by motion
- There are many tools with modern Wi-fi routers - Circle, Google Wi-fi, etc that enable you to cut off your rings Wi-Fi on a schedule or manually
- If you have a hard-wired Ring, you can add a switch to the circuit to completely turn it off before Shabbos
- Some people have a manual switch, others have added a programmable relay.
- Other people cover the doorbell

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #165 on: August 12, 2019, 02:22:51 PM »
What is a ring pro power kit?
The Ring Pro comes with a small circuit board that is designed to go between the doorbell transformer and the ring wiring. The short answer is you should use the Pro Power Kit if wiring the Ring Pro to an existing wall chime (powered chime). ... This is a inline fuse designed to protect the Ring Pro from momentary shorts.


I have no idea what that means but this may help you


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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #166 on: August 12, 2019, 03:54:09 PM »
hmmm... I was under the impression that the power kit had a battery - I could be mistaken.
There is no battery on the Ring Pro. That's why many of us can't use ring pro and instead have to use the Ring 2.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #167 on: August 12, 2019, 05:03:35 PM »
There is no battery on the Ring Pro. That's why many of us can't use ring pro and instead have to use the Ring 2.

Why, because you don't have wired doorbells?

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #168 on: August 12, 2019, 05:05:47 PM »
What is a ring pro power kit?
The Ring Pro comes with a small circuit board that is designed to go between the doorbell transformer and the ring wiring. The short answer is you should use the Pro Power Kit if wiring the Ring Pro to an existing wall chime (powered chime). ... This is a inline fuse designed to protect the Ring Pro from momentary shorts.


I have no idea what that means but this may help you

Yes, it's helpful, got this response on Reddit as well:
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It helps bypass the chime partially so the coils of the chime don't constantly have 100% of the current required by the Ring Pro flowing through them, which can cause them to buzz or hum, and burn out prematurely. So when wired in parallel to the chime, it bypasses the chime most of the time, then when you press the button, it dumps a capacitor onto the line, signaling the power kit to switch modes, then the Pro closes the circuit, ringing the chime. This is also why there is a few second delay from pressing the button to when it actually rings with the Pro, since it has to switch modes in the power kit first.

Additionally, the Pro Power Kit v2 also has a bypass mode, which if you want to remove your wired chime from the system or don't have one to begin with, you wire the bypass side in place of the chime, and it has a circuit breaker inside that will trip if the doorbell type is set wrong and it tries to ring a bell that's not there, which can damage the Ring Pro. Or if a short happens somehow. It trips the breaker, then when you turn off the power to the transfomer and back on, it will automatically reset.

So it's got two purposes, both very important, and should always be used regardless of whether you have a chime or not, just in the respective mode (normal or bypass) for that installation.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #169 on: August 12, 2019, 08:58:01 PM »
Why, because you don't have wired doorbells?
Not powerful enough to power the ring, it needs to be a certain voltage
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #170 on: August 12, 2019, 11:42:54 PM »
Ok so my local electrician came and installed a smart light switch next to the breaker box
Ill report back if it works :)

Link for switch I used:
https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Wi-Fi-Light-Switch-TP-Link/dp/B01EZV35QU?mc_cid=6c0e78c542&mc_eid=43be528f8a

He said something to this extent:
I had to remove the transformer from breaker box
Add box for smart switch and install the transformer next to the switch

Cost was 75$ for install (if youre in the 5 towns I can send you his info)
Cost of switch was 26.00 minus 30% plus tax

Good luck for those doing this and thank you all for your input 

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #171 on: August 12, 2019, 11:46:49 PM »
Get a 24v transformer for the Ring Pro.
16v gave me issues.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #172 on: August 13, 2019, 11:31:08 AM »
how do I know if he did 24v or 16v?

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #173 on: August 13, 2019, 11:42:13 AM »
Ok so my local electrician came and installed a smart light switch next to the breaker box
Ill report back if it works :)

Link for switch I used:
https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Wi-Fi-Light-Switch-TP-Link/dp/B01EZV35QU?mc_cid=6c0e78c542&mc_eid=43be528f8a

He said something to this extent:
I had to remove the transformer from breaker box
Add box for smart switch and install the transformer next to the switch

Cost was 75$ for install (if youre in the 5 towns I can send you his info)
Cost of switch was 26.00 minus 30% plus tax

Good luck for those doing this and thank you all for your input
interesting. who did you use?
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #174 on: August 14, 2019, 05:00:41 PM »
Geshmak is referring to a Ring 2 which has red lights. The Pro has no red lights, so who says there is any local sensor being triggered?

Here's proof that the Ring 2 has lights:

https://youtu.be/T3KTcnUIBCE


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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #175 on: August 15, 2019, 09:16:07 AM »
Here's proof that the Ring 2 has lights:

https://youtu.be/T3KTcnUIBCE
Geshmak posted pics above of the red lights on his Ring 2.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #176 on: September 27, 2019, 03:51:41 PM »
Why can't you simply cover the camera (with something like a sticker or tape) for Shabbat?

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #177 on: September 27, 2019, 04:02:34 PM »
Why can't you simply cover the camera (with something like a sticker or tape) for Shabbat?
Today's DDFers have way too much OCD for that.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #178 on: September 27, 2019, 04:35:43 PM »
Why can't you simply cover the camera (with something like a sticker or tape) for Shabbat?

you have to remember to do that every shabbos

the method I posted above is fully automated

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #179 on: September 27, 2019, 05:03:46 PM »
Why can't you simply cover the camera (with something like a sticker or tape) for Shabbat?
Then the robbers know that they are not being recorded.
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