Originally Posted by wagon52
Someone please help! So I ran a red and black wire up the awning arms with the wire for the awning motor. Cut the plug off the 110v power supply and connected them to the wires I ran down the arms. Ran the wire in where the awning motor wire goes in to my front storage. Now I've tried to tap into the front storage light. I assume one is power and one is ground? Either way, I can't get the lights to work. Anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Like I said I'm not an electrical genius.....
This is where the wires are
I see the transformer on the hood of your truck. When you cut the plug off were you able to figure out which wire was 12 volt hot and which one was 12 volt ground?
DC Polarity is critical as hooking it up backwards can destroy the controller if there is no internal protection for that eventuality.
I also looked at the wires on your basement light. One red and one white goes up the arm correct? The red wire (also black to the light itself) is the hot one and should be connected to the red wire in the plug you cut off to maintain correct polarity.
Also the 4 pin socket MUST be plugged in with the two arrows on the connector lined up. There is a warning in the paper that came with the unit that plugging the LED strip in reversed can short circuit the strip.
Do you have a meter? Can you verify there is 12 volts inside the plug when measured from the inside to the outside of the barrel.
Also check how you plugged in the socket that the arrows are lined up (hard to see on the black one but it is there).
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