Sorry to resurrect this old thread, and I'm sure this has probably been asked and answered before, but I'm trying to wrap my head around this awning LED thing, so here goes:
I'd like to mount an LED strip of lights directly on the power awning tube, flat style so that they will roll right up with the awning. The thing I can't get my brain around is the wiring. First off, I want it to be 12V DC, not 120V AC--I want it to be permanently wired and work when I'm dry camping. Second, there are already power wires going into the awning motor in the tube (I know, it's just two wires and one of them--likely the positive--is switched from the inside to move the motor in or out depending on the rocker switch.) But how does that wiring go into that tube/motor assembly and get twisted around every time the awning wraps/unwraps? Is there some kind of sliding/spinning electrical contact that swivels around to keep the wire from binding? Or do those two wires just twist around the 8-10 revolutions every time you open/close it? If anyone can explain this to me, it'll go far in planning my wiring for the LEDs. Thanks!
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