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Old 04-23-2015, 05:51 PM   #1891
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99% of the time the center of the pin is + and the outside is ground.

Yes, but it really sucks to find out too late that you have the 1%! Back in the 80's and 90's, Radio Shack was notorious for using "negative tip" DC plugs on all their scanners and such.

You can check polarity easily with any multimeter before it's too late.
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Yes, but it really sucks to find out too late that you have the 1%! Back in the 80's and 90's, Radio Shack was notorious for using "negative tip" DC plugs on all their scanners and such.

You can check polarity easily with any multimeter before it's too late.
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:57 PM   #1893
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When we were down at a C/G in Gulf Shores ,Al we had our Awning lights on (Slow change Color) different campers ask me about them,I supplied the Info where to get them! Boy OH Boy,in (4) days the Guys at the (Morning Coffee Club) said (This Place Looks like a Midway on a Fairgrounds) at Night! I just smiled! I will say it was a Very Colorful Place! Youroo!!
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:01 PM   #1894
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When we were down at a C/G in Gulf Shores ,Al we had our Awning lights on (Slow change Color) different campers ask me about them,I supplied the Info where to get them! Boy OH Boy,in (4) days the Guys at the (Morning Coffee Club) said (This Place Looks like a Midway on a Fairgrounds) at Night! I just smiled! I will say it was a Very Colorful Place! Youroo!!
Right on........been kinda thinking about the ones that mimic music (dance) Had every thing else apart as I understand they need to have an audio source, but my Concertone Z700 is working real fine. Murfey's Law, if disturbed, would take over.
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:15 PM   #1895
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Got my controller mounted



Wires ran out and new LED porch light installed



Waiting for it to warm up a bit before I stick the tracks and lights to the outside.
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Old 04-27-2015, 01:22 AM   #1896
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Bought these LED strip lights off eBay. 3528 RGB SMD 5M 300 LED Strip Light Waterproof IR Remote 2A Power Supply | eBay
Wasn't sure how I was going to mount them. At first I thought I would put a Velcro strip on the awning tube and another on the light strip. That didn't work since the Velcro wouldn't stick to the LED strip. After looking at the strip lights I thought It looked like they would fit in the rail on the awning. Well they did! And better yet, they will roll up right in the awning. Take a look, I can get some closer pictures of them in the daylight tomorrow.
I know this post was years ago, and I have read through at least 10 of the most recent pages of responses, but most are attaching new led strips to the body of their campers. I have a 23IKSS, which has a kitchen slide under the awning. I will have to replace my strip because more than 1/3 of the lights don't work. also, the lights behind the slide are hidden and don't provide much light when they are on. (maybe this is because so many are not lighting?) Anyway, the op mounted his in the awning tube channel, and was wondering about putting mine there.
1. Can this be done without harming the awning while it's rolled up?
2. My entire strip is currently completely hidden while the awning is rolled up, so I can't use them unless the awning is extended, at least 6-8". Is this normal?
3. Where would you mount them if you were me?
4. What brand gives off a soft white vs. a bright neon white?
As a side note, there is a track on our camper that holds the strip of lights now, so I am assuming it will be a simple job to replace if we chose to put them in their original place under the awning.
any help would be appreciated!
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:44 PM   #1897
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:03 AM   #1898
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Dirt farmer what did you finally ending up doing. Putting the lights,where they were orginally or some other way
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:20 PM   #1899
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Dirt farmer what did you finally ending up doing. Putting the lights,where they were orginally or some other way
I used 5 3.8' sections of the Klus micro track and frosted cover, they are mounted 2" below the awning track with 3M super strength emblem tape. I cut one section of the track 4" off center so it would line up with my led tape cut lines.
I mounted a new led porch light where the old porch light was, then ran the tape strip wireing through the new fixture and down the wall (behind the fridge) to my control panel .
I used 3/4" wire raceway from lowes and a tee to conceal the wire from the porch light to the strip.
My RBGW strip had connectors on both ends so I soldered up a tee and plugged both connector ends in above the porch light and the cut end are at the edges of the track.

Clear as mud? My camper did not have anything previously.

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Led porch light with led wiring ran through and wireing teed


Controller mounted just inside door (1' of wire between switch panel and porch light)


Raceway and tee covering wireing.


Thanks, Jeff
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