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Old 06-16-2014, 08:54 PM   #11
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Might want to check your outlets; first GFCI outlet in-line might have tripped.... happened to us last camping trip; half the lights worked and half didn't...... reset the breaker....

Would that matter if they still don't work without shore power? I was just running on battery last night and had no luck.

I'll check them, either way.
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:41 PM   #12
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So I've futzed with this a bit- first things first, I removed the awning lights from where we tapped into the basement light. My basement lights still didn't work until I found that a fuse in the controller had blown (light came on- the label certainly didn't match the fuse ). That let my lights work.

I tried readding in the LED lights and they wouldn't work. I'm fairly positive that the basement lights continued to work.

Thinking maybe we had wires backwards for the awning lights, I tried switching them. Neither the awning LED lights nor the basement lights worked after that. I didn't think to check the fuse and simpy un-wired the awning lights from the basement light. When it still didn't work, I rechecked the fuse and it had blown again (though, the light on the converter didn't light up).

I was doing the wiring with shore power, so maybe I'm blowing the fuses when I'm doing the wiring. It took me a while to realize I should have probably unplugged that AND disconnected the battery. But I didn't get zapped, so I consider it a win.

So, that's where I'm at. My basement lights work, but my awning lights do not seem to work whenever I hook them up.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:18 PM   #13
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Maybe you blew out the LED controller?
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:43 PM   #14
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What brand led strip? I just added the Rollumup brand this week, was asking for the 12v adaptor and they said they didn't recommend wiring directly to 12v, instead using the 110v to 12v power pack. The lady at the company who manufactures them said they use such a small amount of voltage that if not wired up correctly you can blow the whole strip.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:55 PM   #15
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I got the cheap slow boat from China ones from eBay. Don't know the brand.

Given my luck lately, I wouldn't be surprised to have killed them!
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Hopefully not. There are fuses for my basement and front lights in the battery compartment on mine too.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:30 PM   #17
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Never do wiring with power applied. If you are doing wiring, get a VOM. Hopefully only fuses are the victims. Unwire everything, reconnect power after you gave restored it all back to original specs. Now shutoff 12 vdc, wire in the awning lights and double check. Then turn on 12 vdc and it should work.
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:34 AM   #19
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Never do wiring with power applied. If you are doing wiring, get a VOM. Hopefully only fuses are the victims. Unwire everything, reconnect power after you gave restored it all back to original specs. Now shutoff 12 vdc, wire in the awning lights and double check. Then turn on 12 vdc and it should work.

I currently have it restored back to original. I have not rewired the awning lights in. I'll be sure to make sure those lines don't have power before proceeding (with a voltmeter).
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