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Doorbell for car
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Post 1 made on Friday January 21, 2005 at 05:51
Dewald
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I want to put a doorbell in my car, (just for the quirk of it), under the hood. Just a plain old "trrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrieng" dome doorbell. Problem is voltage. I need one to work off the car battery, 12VDC. That will be the simplest and easiest. Anybody know where I can find 12VDC doorbells? Any other suggestions? I can just use a 3/6/9V bell that uses A/AA batteries, but the batteries might shake out of position in the car.

Cheers
Post 2 made on Friday January 21, 2005 at 12:12
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I'd probably go with a battery version and modify it so the batteries don't shift around. Duct tape and wadded paper, perhaps. Bigger problem might be making sure it doesn't melt from the engine heat.

Doorbell in a car?? So you can be sitting there in the car and push a button to get a doorbell sound? That's...different.
Post 3 made on Friday January 21, 2005 at 13:51
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Dewald, standard doorbell voltage is 16v AC. I'd bet that 12v DC would run one just fine.
Post 4 made on Friday January 21, 2005 at 14:39
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Do you plan on driving your car on Bike paths with this Bell ?

Some of those darkened windowed Limos I have seen on the road could use a door bell.

-Don B
Post 5 made on Friday January 21, 2005 at 17:55
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On 01/21/05 13:51 ET, Larry Fine said...
Dewald, standard doorbell voltage is 16v AC.
I'd bet that 12v DC would run one just fine.

Using DC, they generally will make the first chime note, then lock up until the button is released.
Post 6 made on Friday January 21, 2005 at 23:20
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Well, he asked about the old-fashioned electromagnetic gong, which has a contact on the armature that opens the circuit every time the clapper strikes the gong, so it should work equally well on AC or DC.

I once wired a normally-closed relay contact in series with its coil, just to see if it would work, and it functioned as a buzzer just fine.
Post 7 made on Sunday January 23, 2005 at 11:02
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Try this link

[Link: edwards-signals.com]
Post 8 made on Friday January 28, 2005 at 01:08
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I love it. This guy did some research, found this site, and this is his first post.

I am only halfway being sarcastic -- I really love it!

Who the hell else would have a clue whether you could put a bell in a car? Go to some car site and they would chase you outta Dodge with tire irons!

What a great site and a great peanut gallery we have here!
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Post 9 made on Friday January 28, 2005 at 13:21
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I'm thinking about getting one of those products for my Jeep.

-Don B
Post 10 made on Sunday January 30, 2005 at 22:14
Spiky
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Too bad he never came back.
Post 11 made on Monday January 31, 2005 at 18:05
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Install a crestron control system in the dashboard. Use the contact closure input to trigger a wav file playback on the car stereo or relay output to a horn. then you can use a $2 dooorbell switch from home depot to close the circuit. as an added bonus you can tie lighting scenes to the touchpanel installed in your steering wheel.


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