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Old 08-18-2015, 02:22 PM   #11
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Good deal, thanks for the responses. Part should be here tomorrow.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:59 AM   #12
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I got mine installed yesterday BUT
I tested it out by just twisting the connections together and it worked great. I installed the butt connectors and heat shrink tubing. I put one big heatshrink over the dimmer unit itself as well and now it doesn't work. The light comes on at the dimmed level I left it but the remote won't change anything. I outsmarted myself I guess. I'm thinking the mini torch used to "melt" the heatskrink must've melted something in the dimmer unit itself. I ordered another and will put it in Friday and sill just put some caulk on it to waterproof.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:05 AM   #13
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I guess it just got wet. It rained during my install. It works today. Going to caulk it good now.
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:08 PM   #14
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Thanks for the tip! I order the controller and traced the wires to a panel I removed in the left cabinet, there I found the power wires for the awning and the LED lights. So now I can turn the factor switch on and via the remote turn the LEDs on/off or now dim! This was very simple and the controller is inside and the remote still works 25'+ from the camper.









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Old 09-02-2015, 07:17 AM   #15
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Neat job. Mine are factory and work fine, just no dimmer available. Now I know where to begin looking if I want to make any changes. Isn't this forum just great?
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:15 AM   #16
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That is freaking awesome guys!! DustyGeek, I owe you a 12 pack for this gem! The benefit of being able to dim the awning light and basically separate the step light is just great, because that light can be overwhelming...especially being it can ruin a good campfire with its light. I was going to add a separate step light so I could leave that on all night, but it doesn't look like that's necessary now. Plus much cheaper, so cheap I may order two of these so I have a backup remote. Thanks again and yes these forums are great!
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:24 AM   #17
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Thanks for the tip! I order the controller and traced the wires to a panel I removed in the left cabinet, there I found the power wires for the awning and the LED lights. So now I can turn the factor switch on and via the remote turn the LEDs on/off or now dim! This was very simple and the controller is inside and the remote still works 25'+ from the camper.









25'?! Holy max distance Batman! Mine only works to about 10' (maybe?) if I'm pointing right at it, and mine is on the OUTSIDE of the tin box! Maybe I need to order another one to get another remote?
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:32 AM   #18
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I used it this weekend and it work sometimes at the 25' found that the remote at the camp ground was less accurate then when I was testing it. But I found range 15-25' the only disadvantage I found was as I understand it this unit turns the ground on/off to achieve the "dimming" which is great but when testing I found that the built in IRV DVDs player screen flickers on the tv when I'm dimming the outside light strip. Not a big deal since those lights would hardly be dimmed if we left the kids watch a movie. If the led strip is at full or off with that controller the tv/DVD is fine. At any dim setting the screen flickers. I May look into it more but for now it is acceptable and not being blinded while enjoying the camp fire is awesome. Next project is LEDs in the pantry and the outdoor storage compartments.
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:14 AM   #19
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mlugi - The TV screen flickers constantly or just when you are pushing the button on the remote to dim the LED light strip? Thanks
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mlugi - The TV screen flickers constantly or just when you are pushing the button on the remote to dim the LED light strip? Thanks
Only when you used the remote to dim the lights ( any dim setting - there is a different flicker rate) full on or full off the tv is screen is fine. I've only tested this on the dvd screen not on an TV channel either but again we don't use it that much just a back up if the weather is bad and the small kids need a distraction for the storms.
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