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Old 08-06-2015, 10:27 PM   #1
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LED Lights at Awning - Need Help

I was looking to change out the LED Lights on the awning to a multicolor with wireless controller. What amp rating is on that circuit? I was thinking of taking the old lights down and reinstalling the multicolor lights which have a higher wattage. Also was going to intercept the wire at the switch panel in the camper and add the wireless controller just after the existing switch. Then I assume I would have to figure out how to run the wire out to the awning. Thoughts? Not sure how the wire runs from the panel just inside the door to the awning arm. Can I even change that wire without tearing everything up? I will need a 4 pin and I assume there is only a 2 existing. Is this correct?

This is on a 30fqsl. Thanks in advance for the help!!!
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:34 PM   #2
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If you are going to feed off the present light you will have NO issues! Your switch and wires are OK to use! Youroo!!
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:41 PM   #3
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The present light is a single color. Those typically have 2 wires (just power), right? I need 4 wires run out to the end of the light strip I think. Or I would have to put the controller outside on the exterior wall of the camper. Plus these are I think double the amps per ft from what I have found on the LED websites. I need about 64 watts for the ones I have to work properly. I may need to rethink this project and just change to blue single color with a dimmer. The bugs are awful with that bright white strip on there now.

I installed blue LEDs on our boat and it seems not to attract bugs.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:48 PM   #4
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64 Watts of LEDs . Your going to need sun glasses.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:52 PM   #5
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The Multi controller for remote has a short antenna that needs to be outside from it runs the Plug in for the lights! Youroo!!
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:05 PM   #6
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Roo.. I have a wifi controller and separate receiver that runs off of my iPhone to control it via wifi. It works at the house from about 40ft away going thru 3 walls. As long as the controller and receiver are close to each other they can be inside the camper and my phone can operate it. I am going to try tomorrow once I get the camper from storage to see if it works thru the camper walls.

Fly... It's 16ft at 4 watts per ft. It can get pretty bright, but it was the better waterproof strip. I could only find it in high intensity, I guess when you're hooking to a dimmer it really doesn't matter other than making sure I don't fry something or burn down the camper.

Still need to know the amps of that circuit if anyone knows offhand or how the wire is run to the outside.
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Wouldn't be a little over 5 doc amps?


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Old 08-06-2015, 11:45 PM   #8
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Yes, the new set up would be about 5.33 amps. I am asking for what amps are on the existing circuit.
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Look at the fuse panel to find out how it is fused. If unsure of which fuse pull one until the awning doesn't light.

To go multi color would require running wire from controller all the way to the awning. It is inside the wall/ceiling and not easy to get to. You could run it under the trailer then up to the awning. I won't be doing that.

The original strip works for me, but dimming was desired. I installed a remote with dimmer. The remote I have works fine inside the cabinet under the sink (mine is a 29HFS).

It was easy to find the wire to the awning light... it was brown/white I think... tap in to ground and hot (at the switches) to power the remote then break the one hot to the awning light through the remote. Leave grounds alone.

I also added warm white LED strip above the slide with remote.

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I was worried about the wiring. Thinkin I may just switch to single blue color and add a dimmer. Then all of this becomes moot. Thanks
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