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Old 04-28-2014, 08:14 PM   #1
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Doorbell power draw

Just out of curiosity does anyone know roughly how much power a lighted doorbell button uses? My late 70s Excella 500 came with a doorbell and while totally not necessary, I fixed it anyway just for the kitsch factor. The doorbell push button I bought has a light in it that stays illuminated 24/7. Not a problem unless I'm boon docking and since I know nothing about electricity, I'm asking this silly question? I'm hoping the answer is that it draws such little power it would take a month to drain the batteries.
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Is the light an LED? If so very little draw.
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No. Not LED. It's an old fashioned orangish color light. I thought about getting the LED but I went with the traditional white button and didn't think it had a light until it got dark.
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Never taken an amp check on a door bell button but I would say very small 1or2 watts. I think it would take monts to drain the battery. Put a trickle charger solar panel in. 30 year electrician. Mike.
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Thanks Mike. A solar panel is on my to do list. I'm hooked up to electricity 95% of the time and have a generator for the rare dry camp excursion.
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