Originally Posted by cm11599ps
I'd love to connect the strips to fridge but someone scared me by saying they wouldn't advise tapping into the fridge outlet just in case the lights did something to harm the fridge. They suggested getting power from a 12V light circuit.
So here's a shot of the back of my fridge.
Would I be able to tap into the wires with the blue connectors that run to the right of the 120 fridge outlet?
Originally Posted by slabat
can you post pictures of how you did it?
CM, if I were to do yours, I would tap into the orange and white wire that is going to the fridge, but that is just me.
I've attached some pictures that I took of my install.
The first picture is where I tapped the black and white wires that feed power (and then go somewhere else) to our fridge. Orange is hot and has an inline fuse on it. I had forgotten about adding the fuse.
Second pic is just a little different angle, but of the same general location.
Third one didn't really need to upload, but it is my wire that plugs into the control box.
Forth is just a picture of the last on from last year.
Fifth a shot of the awning tube with the lights on bright last year. That was my old cell phone, so sorry for the crappy quality.
Sixth is a shot of the ends I needed to make my "extension cord" It was cheaper to buy 10 than it was to buy 2.
Up close shot of one of the ends.
Next is the wire I order to make my "extension cord"
9th is the wires all soldered together.
Taped up good.
Heat shrink tubing covering all 4 of the connections.
Finally the last shot is where the wire comes up the awning pole and over the roof and down the fridge vent. As you can see, I covered it with Eternabond to hold it in place and make sure nothing rips it off.