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Old 07-08-2014, 10:35 PM   #1771
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Night photos of phase 1 of install. During recent trip I could not extend awning - motor likely bad

Phase 2 will include wiring to 12volt rather than plugging in via AC and also using leftover scrap under/behind the steps.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:33 AM   #1772
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Hi Herk, I will be looking at the 12v wiring soon. I see on the pic you provided before that if I cut the wire that would plug into the AC transformer I will likely have red and black wires. The small step light to left of steps has wiring accessible behind the fender area which are connected with twist-on wire connectors so I should be able to tie right in there. Just wondering which wire will go to which. I didn't take a photo yet, but can if that will help. I seem to recall wires being black and white. I apologize if I sound obtuse.

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If I remember correctly, black was + and white was -.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:49 AM   #1773
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Hi Herk, I will be looking at the 12v wiring soon. I see on the pic you provided before that if I cut the wire that would plug into the AC transformer I will likely have red and black wires. The small step light to left of steps has wiring accessible behind the fender area which are connected with twist-on wire connectors so I should be able to tie right in there. Just wondering which wire will go to which. I didn't take a photo yet, but can if that will help. I seem to recall wires being black and white. I apologize if I sound obtuse.

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Wayne, Sorry I did not see this till this morning.

Storms went through and we lost power to the house about 9PM. Gave them an hour to get it back on, but with the DW on home dialysis, I could not wait much longer to get her and all her (pre-set up ) equipment moved to the camper; get the generator powered up and connected; open it up and set it up as we would be camping (thus weekend! ) all the while in 90 degree 100% humidity and the dog freaked out from the heavy thunder.

Plans for today completely shot as we did not get much sleep while trying to work the bugs out of the dialysis set up I had planned to do in daylight! Turns out the rubber seal on the shower door compresses the drain tube enough to turn on the "slow drain" alarm every 15 minutes till I figured it out.

My advice is to meter the wires. While GregE is exactly right (normally), there is no reverse voltage protection in the LED controller an a mistake can damage it. Better to be SURE.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:39 PM   #1774
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Thanks Grege and Herk. I will break out the voltage meter and check things out before I get too far into it, using both of your advice as a starting point.

Herk, sounds like you had quite the adventure! That heat and humidity is no joke, even with power and AC Sounds like the storm we had here in FL made its way up to you. I guess you are quite fortunate to have the RV there at the home with you as a refuge for times like that. I'm glad you were able to take good care of your DW Laura - surely that dialysis process is an ongoing learning experience. I wish you both the best with that!

I really appreciate you taking the time to reply to me, given all you had going on. I'll let you know how things go. Have a great camping trip this weekend, and safe travels to you!
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:39 AM   #1775
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Hey guys been reading through these posts. Very cool project. One question though unless I missed it. Has anyone found a connector that will swivel so it doesn't have to be disconnected at the awning prior to roll up. Thanks.

Also. Gregg willow. Where did you get the WiFi connector so you can run off of your phone. Again thanks
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:30 PM   #1777
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My solution to awning lights

I'm wondering about the WIFI controller also.


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Old 07-15-2014, 10:00 AM   #1778
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Awesome job. Thanks for all the pics.
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I'm wondering about the WIFI controller also.


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Try eBay. I see them listed there.
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Hey guys been reading through these posts. Very cool project. One question though unless I missed it. Has anyone found a connector that will swivel so it doesn't have to be disconnected at the awning prior to roll up. Thanks.

Also. Gregg willow. Where did you get the WiFi connector so you can run off of your phone. Again thanks
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Wireless RGB Wifi LED Strip Controller for iOS iPhone Android Smartphone Tablet - Electrical Wires - Amazon.com
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