Can you use speaker wire for a doorbell?
In respect to this, what wire do you use for a doorbell?
Doorbells are typically wired with 18 gauge wire, also referred to as "bell" wire. Terminals on the buzzer/bell are commonly labeled "F", "R", and "C".
Furthermore, what is the difference between speaker wire and regular wire?
Speaker wiring is of much heavier wire gauge due to the current that they have to carry. USB cables are of much thinner/lighter gauge because they are meant for carrying electrical signals of very low power.
- Most of the components on a doorbell system are low voltage, therefore not dangerous. The exception is the transformer for a wired unit. Electrical shock rules apply, take precautions and shut the power off when working around the transformer. Yes serious injury and death are possible.