Experience with using AC to AA battery adapter for Wyze Lock?

What can I say… I don’t like to replace batteries on things. So I’ve be considering modding the Wyze Lock to be wired.

Then I came across products like this:

Anyone have experience using such battery adapters to AC?

Just wondering…how would you attach it to the door so that the door can open and close normally?

I have used very similar adapters in several battery devices. They work great!

Haven’t used it with the wyze lock specifically though, because I avoid running wires around my door.

However, there’s absolutely no reason it shouldn’t work if you can get the wires to it. The main struggle will likely be that you might have to make a hole in the battery cover plate so the wire can go into it so it will still snap into place and look nice.

But as far as how these kind of adapters work in general, they work great. I love them!

Run the wire towards the hinged side of the door. Leave a little of give to account for the opening/closing of the door and then proceed to run the rest along the frame to the baseboard to the power source. It looks pretty clean if you do it strategically.

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That is great to hear! I’m not too worried about modding the cover plate. Can even 3D print one so I don’t need to ruin the original hardware.

Based on my understanding of these adapters. I would need to get one that is 6V to support the same power output of the 4 AA batteries.

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As long as you don’t have a power outage. I know you can use your key. I have fairly frequent power outages so I prefer batteries.

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That’s not too big of a hurdle. You can easily and affordably use a small UPS (battery backup) and that covers any outages. You can even get a single device UPS for really cheap off of places like AliExpress. Some people have started using those for their wired cameras too.

It’s mostly about the ideal of “set it and forget it” so you never have to worry about the battery dying or needing to be replaced or recharged. No added work in the future. This gets especially cumbersome the more battery devices you have. Sometimes it can feel like you’re constantly replacing batteries and this brings a bit more peace, especially for anything that is basically stationary anyway (ie, you can’t really use it in most kids toys because they drag them all over the place, but something that is already mostly fixed in place like sensors, etc, this can be pretty useful for).

We all have different preferences and live in different circumstances. I replace the batteries more often than I have power outages.

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Correct. Keep in mind that the one you linked to allows changing the set voltage, so you would just turn the dial to match your situation. You can often get a static one at 6V for a little cheaper without a dial. But you will usually need to add the other 3 fake batteries to complete the circuit. Usually only one gets actual power and the rest are just fake fillers to complete the circuit, but they don’t really “do” anything.

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