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Old 04-10-2013, 08:36 PM   #981
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OK I broke down and ordered this one.

5M SMD RGB 5050 Waterproof Strip light 300 LED + 44 Key IR Remote + 12V 5A power | eBay

RGB 5050 Waterproof Strip light 300 LED & 44 Key IR Remote 12V5Apower supply



I will most likely just plug it in with an extension cord.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #982
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Seems outside kitchen campers have become popular recently. I believe the fridge used in the outside area is 120 VAC (shore power) only though. The inside one is still DC/propane and shore power dual source.

This is the light from a single strand of 5050 LEDs at full brightness.
I have since doubled the install to two strands and can read (or work) after dark if needed. I normally run the lights dimmed.

Lou you are correct in the OK fridge being 120 VAC only.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:15 PM   #983
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Success. I will try and blog with pictures tonight. Packing up the camper!
ChooChooMan I would like to see some pictures of yours as I have a manual awning also. I have not seen any from a manual awning install yet. Wanting to order them but not sure where to mount all of the electronics for it.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:33 PM   #984
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Ok the auction says its for a 12v 5 amp power display so why does it come with 120v cord? Wouldn't it be easier to wire 12v then 120 line?
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:48 PM   #985
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I have a manual awning too.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:25 PM   #986
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I just finished up the blog real quickly. I may have left something out. I have to get in bed. But, I shall be on sometime tomorrow.

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Old 04-11-2013, 12:03 AM   #987
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Great link, really gives me some good ideas. I too am afraid of drilling a hole through the TT. I was thinking of running it through the scare light ( orange light just off the door) as it is operated by a switch inside. Using the plastic cover, conceal the splice and the Ir/controller. This will provide water protection and hide everything. Only thing is I would have run a wire extension up 8 inches to the awning then the lights along the awning.
Long story short, I am still deciding on how I install. Keep the pictures coming, they really help
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:43 AM   #988
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Ok the auction says its for a 12v 5 amp power display so why does it come with 120v cord? Wouldn't it be easier to wire 12v then 120 line?
I would think they are just referring to the power converter in the ad. Some have wired them 12V and others have used the converter to plug into 110V.
Some of the kits do not come with the power supply.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:53 AM   #989
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I just finished up the blog real quickly. I may have left something out. I have to get in bed. But, I shall be on sometime tomorrow.

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Looks nice!
Where did you mount the controller? I have to figure the manual awning install out for my buddy.
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Looks nice!
Where did you mount the controller? I have to figure the manual awning install out for my buddy.
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The Roos have a shelf above the tent end. Mounted the controller there. Bought a wire and an adapter from Radio Shack and hard wired it to the plug for the tent light/fan.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:35 AM   #991
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Thanks for everyone that posted pictures. We ordered a set and would like to do the outside mount with interior wiring.
If I understand correctly, we wire from the light set to the interior controller using ground sprinkler wiring (or phone wiring?)?
We would like to wire via 12v. Without a power adapter do we need the male input plug to plug into the controller or is that provided? What size do we need for that, and where can we get it (part number?)
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Thanks for everyone that posted pictures. We ordered a set and would like to do the outside mount with interior wiring.
If I understand correctly, we wire from the light set to the interior controller using ground sprinkler wiring (or phone wiring?)?
We would like to wire via 12v. Without a power adapter do we need the male input plug to plug into the controller or is that provided? What size do we need for that, and where can we get it (part number?)
My set came with the 110V adapter and a 12V pigtail power cord. I used the 12V adapter wire plug in that I ordered here
You can buy an extension cable here so you do not need to solder, just plug it in.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:11 AM   #993
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Very well done!! Love it!
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Maybe I am confused, but I thought they were being mounted to the end of the awning, the part that sticks out with the fringe, not right up against the RV.
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Maybe I am confused, but I thought they were being mounted to the end of the awning, the part that sticks out with the fringe, not right up against the RV.
You can do it either way. I will be mounting mine like that too because I love to hang other things from the end of the awning. Plus when the awning is rolled up, you can still use the lights at night! But the choice is yours!
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... I was thinking of running it through the scare light ( orange light just off the door) as it is operated by a switch inside...
Good idea to put it inside the light.

BTW, the amber light is the porch light, scare lights are about 6" in diameter and are clear.
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What is a scare light?
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This is a scare light

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Normally one per side to "thwart" off hooligans.
They can be turned on to "scare" intruders lol
We use them to play bags or corn hole into the early morning hours lol
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Good idea to put it inside the light.

BTW, the amber light is the porch light, scare lights are about 6" in diameter and are clear.
Thanks for clearing that up, I thought I heard it referred to as that, now I know.
It's my best idea so far, the TT is 2 weeks old and the thought of drilling....
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Good idea to put it inside the light.

BTW, the amber light is the porch light, scare lights are about 6" in diameter and are clear.
I don't understand this ^^. I am sorry I sound stupid, but I am new to this and don't know what things are called yet and I am not modification savvy. My husband is, but he is not interested in doing much so it is all on me.
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