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Old 04-08-2013, 03:33 AM   #211
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Hey, I can only wish..we are just now getting use to the electric awning..having the manual one on the Sunnybrook, which we never use any longer, was a pain in the rear..especially on a windy day....I can wait for bigger and better things down the road...
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:58 PM   #212
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I plan on installing mine with plan B.

With a double pole double throw switch in the lines; the switch will select the interior wall switch when flipped one way (thus function as a kill switch) and off the remote only when flipped the other way.

Both sides would be isolated from the awning motor and there would be no worry of a possible short circuit thereby letting all the smoke genies out of the module.
Ok Lou, I have got a question. I wired it up like this but I can not make it work. Was I supposed to use a different 12V source for both sources, it can I use the same source for both. It still works when the switch is set to the original awning switch, but will not work with the remote, possible a bad xmitter or remote is what I am thinking. Any input to this

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Hey, I can only wish..we are just now getting use to the electric awning..having the manual one on the Sunnybrook, which we never use any longer, was a pain in the rear..especially on a windy day....I can wait for bigger and better things down the road...
You may not like the power one from the standpoint of you can't tie it down for windy conditions without poles of some kind. The operation of the power is great.
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Ok Lou, I have got a question. I wired it up like this but I can not make it work. Was I supposed to use a different 12V source for both sources, it can I use the same source for both. It still works when the switch is set to the original awning switch, but will not work with the remote, possible a bad xmitter or remote is what I am thinking. Any input to this

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Scott,

Without a wiring diagram to show me how you hooked it up I can be of limited help.

Remember that you are switching the MOTOR lines not the power.

When the switch is in "CAMPER", power comes from the wall switch.
When the switch is in "REMOTE" power comes from the remote control's power source (mine is from a basement light).
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Please explain to me what the poles purpose would be verses the old tie down method of rope and the screw in dirt anchors?thanks



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You may not like the power one from the standpoint of you can't tie it down for windy conditions without poles of some kind. The operation of the power is great.
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Please explain to me what the poles purpose would be verses the old tie down method of rope and the screw in dirt anchors?thanks
The power awning does not have a very sturdy arm going back to the camper and it is hinged in the middle and is anchored about 1/2 way down on the side of the camper as opposed to the telescoping leg that went to the bottom of the manual awning which could also be disconnected and set on the ground.
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Anybody have there remotes apart yet?
My battery was low so I pulled mine apart.
Are you KIDDING ME another battery to keep on hand.

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Scott,

Without a wiring diagram to show me how you hooked it up I can be of limited help.

Remember that you are switching the MOTOR lines not the power.

When the switch is in "CAMPER", power comes from the wall switch.
When the switch is in "REMOTE" power comes from the remote control's power source (mine is from a basement light).

Ill get you a drawing as soon as I can, we are on the road for the next 2 weeks and internet is difficult at times. Thanks Lou!!!
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Awning Remote

How much of a problem is it to get a remote switch for my electric awning...All we have is the switch on the wall inside..having a remote outside would be great....
of yes, we have had 5" of rain since Saturday, you can come get yours back if you want it.....everything around here is waterlogged!!



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