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Old 04-13-2013, 08:40 PM   #1041
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:15 PM   #1042
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I am getting ready to purchase two sets of these for my camper. I have tried to read through all the pages, but cannot find the answer to this: What is the difference between and IR remote and a RF remote? Is it the range? The LED's I am looking at come with the IR 44 key remote. Will I be able to turn the lights on and off from inside the camper?
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Ir is line of site to the controller. Like your tv or cable box. Rf is like your garage door opener.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:29 PM   #1044
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Oh...gotta ya. I think I will upgrade to a RF remote so I can turn them off and on from inside my camper. Thanks for the info.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:36 PM   #1045
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Herk/Lou- I'm planning my install much like yours. What is the clear substance over the end of the IR receiver that you have used? I assume it's to waterproof it...?
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:40 PM   #1046
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Oh...gotta ya. I think I will upgrade to a RF remote so I can turn them off and on from inside my camper. Thanks for the info.
My controller is inside. Not sure if the controller is waterproof
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:46 PM   #1047
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I am mounting my lights on the bottom of my trailer on the skirting and was going to put the controller under the camper so I think I will need the RF controller since there will not be line of sight.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:03 AM   #1048
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:07 AM   #1049
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My controller is inside. Not sure if the controller is waterproof
The controller is NOT waterproof... Only the light strip (if you purchased the waterproof version.)
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Oh...gotta ya. I think I will upgrade to a RF remote so I can turn them off and on from inside my camper. Thanks for the info.
You could always just wire up an interior switch like this.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:13 AM   #1051
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Are those 12volt switches? Where did you buy those?
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Here are a few pics of how I mounted and ran the wires for my awning LED lights.
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Initially I mounted mine exactly where you mounted yours. They worked great until the first big rain, then my lights went "wonky." Discovered that "weather resistant" did not mean "waterproof."

I relocated the light driver computer inside after that.
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I don't understand the above photos. Is this where things are now? I see the little white box is not connected to anything in the first two photos.
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I don't understand the above photos. Is this where things are now? I see the little white box is not connected to anything in the first two photos.
Not sure what you mean. The little white box is connected to 12 volt power and the connector for the LED strip is plugged into the LED strip in the two photos.

The bottom photo shows where I moved it so it would stay out of the rain.
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Herk, How did you run the RGB cable down into the compartment? Did you use a 4 wire cable to do that?
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Herk, How did you run the RGB cable down into the compartment? Did you use a 4 wire cable to do that?
Yes, I used a 4 wire "Telco" cable. (4 conductor "bell wire" telephone wiring) to feed from the LED strip down to the motor wire hole; then inside the storage compartment to the control unit. I fed the sensor back out through the same hole.
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I have a manual awning and looking for ways to install it with minimal drilling of holes in the side. Looking to run the wiring down inside the refrigerator compartment and then tap the power there.
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I have a manual awning and looking for ways to install it with minimal drilling of holes in the side. Looking to run the wiring down inside the refrigerator compartment and then tap the power there.
Try to house everything into the orange light off your door. It will have power, provide water cover for the controller and no holes. The only down side is it might not reach the entire length of the awning.
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Are those 12volt switches? Where did you buy those?
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Yes, those are 12 Volt switches. I bought them on Ebay here: New camper Sigma 12V Single Gang Rocker on Off Switch | eBay
I was able to find switches that match the ceiling lights from the factory.
I made the labels on the computer and used some clear label stock to label them for us.
This seller on Ebay was a fast shipper and has great prices. She has several different types of 12 Volt switches.
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Yes, those are 12 Volt switches. I bought them on Ebay here: New camper Sigma 12V Single Gang Rocker on Off Switch | eBay
I was able to find switches that match the ceiling lights from the factory.
I made the labels on the computer and used some clear label stock to label them for us.
This seller on Ebay was a fast shipper and has great prices. She has several different types of 12 Volt switches.
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