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Old 09-30-2016, 08:15 AM   #1
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LED Dimmer install with some pics

OK, so I started a new thread on this for the install. Background information. I have a new 2016 Salem Hemisphere Lite 286RL. Awning LED strip is too Bright, so I bought a remote LED controller like this: https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...FYWGaQodvxcILw
Had some trouble locating the wiring path for the +/- 12v wiring through the camper. But after removing some panels and investigating, I found it enters the camper in the front awning arm bracket. Inside the camper that is located inside the dresser in the bedroom.

Here is the install: Found the cable entry point inside the dresser:

Once I found the wires (btw nice that they installed a fuse in the bottom of a dresser), I cut them at the junction that was there so I could splice the controller in:

Next I spliced the LED end of the controller to the feed going to the led strip (make sure you use the correct side of the controller, mine was marked):

Next splice the 12v side of the controller:

sand you are complete. Just put the wiring back in the dresser and enjoy your remote!

Hope this helps some others with this mod.

Robb
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Old 10-02-2016, 06:21 PM   #2
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I'm interested in how satisfied you are with the dimmer switch now installed. We have a different model hemisphere but found the the same wiring setup coming in by the front leg of the awning underneath a kitchen cabinet, the location makes an rf controlled switch the most practical.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:08 AM   #3
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We are headed out this weekend. I will let you know how I like the dimmer. So far my first impression is that the different Modes that the dimmer creates are all a bad variant of the strobe light, and I am concerned that my camping neighbors or I will have a seizure.....

If I don't like it, I will wire in the dimmer control that just has the dimming knob mention in this post. I think on the right side of the dresser there is a hole that goes down into the storage area. I will place the knob in the storage area and run 4 wires up to the dresser. this would allow the connection.

I will let you know next week, how it goes.

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Old 10-04-2016, 09:04 AM   #4
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That's unfortunate especially since I ordered one myself already, it should be here this week. We have one last trip scheduled in a couple weeks wanted to have it done before then so I pulled the trigger.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:41 AM   #5
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Well it showed up yesterday so I decided to give it a try, seems to work great l didn't notice any flickering. Thanks for all the info I've been wanting to do this for a while now. We have a 8 day trip in about a week I will be able to really test it out. I'm still interested in hearing how you like yours after some use.
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