The pro comes with a transformer to place in the consumer unit but I do not have space and do not wish to incur the cost of a sparky to replace this.
What do you think the best option is for me here? Should I fit a small garage style consumer unit in place of the old bell box to secure and hide away the transformer? Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find another bell with a built in transformer outputting sufficient power which would be the easiest answer.
I'm not bothered about losing the bell btw, I'll just use the included mains powered one.
Consumer Unit means a type tested distribution unit, to keep the type testing you can only fit items which have been tested with it, so unless you got a ring consumer unit you can't fit a ring power supply. So if consumer unit is MK then everything inside it needs to be MK.
The instructions show a wallwart transformer the set I found showed the Australian version, but clearly they normally don't have the transformer built into the consumer unit.
I looked for rating but could not find it. 16 volt is quite standard for a door bell.
I'm not sure I have explained myself very well. The reason I wanted to avoid the plug solution, is that I already have mains wiring to the doorbell. The only issue, is the transformer in my installation is built into the bell unit and does not output sufficient voltage.
If I could just wire up a new transformer, in place of the old integrated one, that would solve the issue, but I have been unable to find a suitable wall mounted transformer outputting sufficient power.
So, in your case, why not buy an adaptable box, a din rail, cable glands and mount the supplied transformer in that, then take your mains feed into the box?
A "din rail" is what you mount things on, it is also what you will find in the back of a consumers unit. "Cable glands" are to stop a cable from chaffing on anything, and they also hold the cable secure. An "adaptable box" is a box which you can adapt to suit the requirements of the job in question.
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