The problem is that my Wyze Video Doorbell is reported offline far too much of the time. My workaround was to put a Wyze Plug in between the 110 VAC and the step down transformer so that I could have remote restart capability.
The design is like this:
110 VAC supply wires → Wyze Plug → Plugin wire → Doorbell Stepdown Transformer → Wyze Video Doorbell
You’re right, I didn’t bother connecting the ground prong. I can do that no problem & retry. Thanks for the tip.
I don’t have an outlet tester, but it’s alternating current, so there really shouldn’t be polarity. I’m willing to be corrected, though. Which incoming black & white colored wire should go to which prong?
My Wyze Plug was in one of the bedroom outlets with no ground. I have had no trouble since fixing the ground problem. I now have a Surge Protector plugged into the outlet and the Wyze Plug plugged into the surge protestor. I am using the Plug to run a schedule on plant lights. I have seen other problems with home electronics that come down to incorrect wiring in the outlets. Tech support should send out a bulletin to Wyze users to check their outlets and light sockets. They may prevent a fire by repairing faulty wiring.