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Old 07-04-2019, 11:31 AM   #1
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Georgetown 364TS awning lights not working

Our LED Awning Light strip have stopped working. I ran a volt meter to the wires and see ~4V. Once I flip the switch it goes to 0. the wires are all ran so far back in the cabinets I'm going to have to do some work to get them out. Does anyone have any idea of controller, fuse, or wiring diagram for these LED awning lights?
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If the LEDs are just Off/On, and not variable, there won't be a controller. You're only seeing 4 volt when it's turned on, and zero when it's off. Two things come to mind in that situation, a minor and partial short in the LED string itself, or a poor connection between the LED string and the house wiring.

Do this test: disconnect the LED string at the switch than measure the voltage...you will probably see 12 volt. Now connect a different 12 volt device to where the LED string connects. If the voltage drops, that indicates a poor wiring crimp or something in the wire that is behind the cabinets, and sorry, but you'll have to chase it. Very few wiring diagrams will be specific enough to help you figure out where the wiring is hidden. It could also be a bad switch so test that too by bypassing it with a short.

If the voltage does NOT drop in that test, then there's something wrong with the LED string. Good thing is that a reel of white LEDs is only $15 these days.
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Sorry clear this up a little. I swapped power wires from another switch and now the LED's work. The power supply for the lights is showing 4V. When I hook them up to a 12V they work. So basically where is the power coming from on the LED strip I'm thinking In line fuse. Is it direct connect to the house batteries or is it ran through a bus?
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A fuse is either an open or a short. So it's very, very unlikely that it's a fuse problem. It has to be a connector somewhere. It's also unlikely that it would have it's own inline fuse since LED light strips have become known as being very reliable. Likely it ties into another 12 volt circuit somewhere. Like the porch light circuit if you have one. That will have a fuse or a 12 volt Circuit Breaker upstream. It is NOT directly connected to your batteries however. It's likely part of a string of 12 volt devices.

I can't tell looking at your model where the wires might go. There are several routes it could take. I think it originates in that outdoor entertainment compartment. You might end up running your own wire from the nearest 12 volt source. That often happens in autos.
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