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Old 07-03-2014, 11:52 AM   #1
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Remote 12 volt light switches

Turns out my idea of installing switches to turn on/off my overhead lights in my TT is not feasible due to the problems trying to fish the wires threw the walls filled with insulation. I had another thought, has anyone come across a 12 volt remote light switch that would allow me to turn the overhead lights on/off without having to hard wire it. Just a thought, any feed back would be appreciated. I have a 2012 Cougar (30RLS)
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:34 PM   #2
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Turns out my idea of installing switches to turn on/off my overhead lights in my TT is not feasible due to the problems trying to fish the wires threw the walls filled with insulation. I had another thought, has anyone come across a 12 volt remote light switch that would allow me to turn the overhead lights on/off without having to hard wire it. Just a thought, any feed back would be appreciated. I have a 2012 Cougar (30RLS)
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Google "12v remote switch".
I have one rigged to turn on/off my front and rear clearance lights when in a camp site.
(Mine originally came with a pair of accessory fog lights from an auto parts store).
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:42 PM   #3
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Turns out my idea of installing switches to turn on/off my overhead lights in my TT is not feasible due to the problems trying to fish the wires threw the walls filled with insulation. I had another thought, has anyone come across a 12 volt remote light switch that would allow me to turn the overhead lights on/off without having to hard wire it. Just a thought, any feed back would be appreciated. I have a 2012 Cougar (30RLS)
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I just finished "remoting" our bedroom ceiling fan, vent lid and lights. See post #677, http://www.irv2.com/forums/f50/outdo...161407-49.html

The "secret" to avoid snaking wire around is to install a remote receiver near the thing you want to turn on/off. If it just needs 12V the receiver will provide that (in limited amperage) and if the switch you are replacing is grounding the circuit (as was my case), you will need a relay that is operated by the 12v from the remote receiver.

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I just finished "remoting" our bedroom ceiling fan, vent lid and lights. See post #677, http://www.irv2.com/forums/f50/outdo...161407-49.html

The "secret" to avoid snaking wire around is to install a remote receiver near the thing you want to turn on/off. If it just needs 12V the receiver will provide that (in limited amperage) and if the switch you are replacing is grounding the circuit (as was my case), you will need a relay that is operated by the 12v from the remote receiver.

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Can you post a link to the source of the "two automotive type remote control receivers (each coming with two remote control key fobs)"?
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Can you post a link to the source of the "two automotive type remote control receivers (each coming with two remote control key fobs)"?
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Amazon.com. Search for "wireless 12v remote control" I purchased a two channel receiver and a single channel receiver. For the relays, search for "12v automotive relays".

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Looking at installing low voltage LED lights as an option. There are a number of them out there that have remotes.

Talking with a friend on Skype the other night. He installed some from Costco that dim, change colors and intensity, all using a remote control.
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I understand there will be available soon a new option for remote controlled RV lighting. This should be available soon from Accueil.

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