I had to step up to a 24v ( went with a 40va) transformer to get mine solid, the 16v I picked up from HD wasnt enough to work perfect. Guess I have crappy wiring in this almost 40yr old house.Thanks Ryan. I am still having network drops fairly routinely, even though there is a pretty solid wifi signal at the door. I'm going to try an repeater about 8 ft away to see if it helps, but thats going to put a repeater 20 ft or so from the main router, so im not sure how helpful it will really be. If that doesnt work I was going to try for a 30a just to see if it made any difference.
FWIW, I didn't have any issues during testing inside house about 30ft away from the router with a wall in between and a 40A 16v transformer.Thanks Ryan. I am still having network drops fairly routinely, even though there is a pretty solid wifi signal at the door. I'm going to try an repeater about 8 ft away to see if it helps, but thats going to put a repeater 20 ft or so from the main router, so im not sure how helpful it will really be. If that doesnt work I was going to try for a 30a just to see if it made any difference.
Thats whats interesting to me, my router shows the doorbell had a very strong wifi signal (ASUS doesnt give me a db rating.. just a graphical representation) but it still seems to drop fairly routinely. Originally when i installed it, it dropped constantly. My doorbell was actually wired with cat5e (3 year old house) and was only using 1 strand for power one for return. I pulled things apart, twisted 4 cable strands together for power and return line, and its gotten more stable, but blue iris is still only showing frame rates of under 2 fps most the time, with dips well below 1 frequently.FWIW, I didn't have any issues during testing inside house about 30ft away from the router with a wall in between and a 40A 16v transformer.
I have it hooked up now to the 10A 16v doorbell transformer and no issues, though I do have an AP (through powerline) at the front of the house, probably about 8ft away from the door. Has been stable for a day now. I'll have to log into the AP to see the signal strength, will post it later when I can check it.
If you have a free socket, you could use a wall plugin? Something like this?The transformer upgrade for me is a last ditch effort. The current 10a transformer is in a socket junction box in the wall behind the doorbell chime itself. I'm struggling to find a 30A that will fit in the box so that I dont have to cut up the wall and put in a larger box to accommodate a larger transformer.
You might have to bring your old transformer in to measure. I'm wondering if the Heath Zenith, with the different 8v/16v/20v 20A setting would fit? It sounds like you have a real issue with space, and looking to purchase online would be difficult, as measurements for the transformers aren't usually provided.I dont have a free socket anywhere near where the existing wiring is. best i could do is remove the existing transformer, convert that into an actual socket, plug this in there, and remount the door chime below it. Im pretty sure the WAF of doing that would end up with the new doorbell in the trash can Good idea.. but wont work for me the way they ran the doorbell wiring.
The transformer isn't 10A. It is 10VA. 0.6 amps at 16V is 9.6VA which is pushing it.Hey @JaredRS1, if you're referring to the Power Booster setting it won't have any impact without the power booster device from Hikvision (or whoever the rebrand is from).
Are you having power problems with the doorbell because a 10 amp should be fine. Here's a screenshot from the specs: 2019-03-01_1020
Sorry if this was answered, I searched in the thread and have read all 87 pages (took me 5 days to digest it).
Been trying to get the two way audio working with BI.. Using the same setting but I can not speak out of the doorbell. What firmware are you on? I am V1.4.62 build 180726 via nelly'sHere's how my HSDB1 is set up. With this configuration you should get not only video but also 2-way audio
http:// (cam's IP address)
Password (new p/w I set via browsing to IP address)
Model DS-2CDxxxx RTSP
Media/video/RSTP port 554
Discovery/ONVIF port 8999
Video Path /h264/ch01/main/av_stream
Params leave blank
Also, on the Audio tab make sure you tick the box for "Enable audio channel" and leave the radio button on IP camera stream (if you want audio to record. If you don't then leave it unchecked).
Try admin and adminverificationcodeHave a U-Bell DB1 and tried bookemdano's setting - no go . I open the web page it asks for user and password. I reset the doorbell (15 sec button push) and used my QR code on my app (did not re-register) to connect it to the Wi-FI. I tried old passwords etc/ Any suggestions to get around user + password problem.