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Old 10-09-2014, 06:00 PM   #1
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LED lights on awning roller?

I am determined to make my LED awning roller lights work without having to climb a ladder and plug them in each time we set up and without replacing the awning. Has anyone made this happen yet?



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I am sure this is possible but it will probably be expensive. The trick will be to get a power feed through the awning shaft opposite the motor. If you can do this you could mount a rotary connector with one end spinning with the awning and the other stationary.

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I have a strip of LED's on my awning roller. I don't have to use a ladder to reach to plug it in, but would love to have it perfectly wired. interested to monitor this thread for ideas.
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An LED string doesn't take much power, it should be simple to run a piece of light lamp cord out along the edge of the awning secured by awning patching tape. It would roll up and unroll with the awning no problem.
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Old coach had LED strip on wall just under awning track and new coach has LED strip in awning roller track. Given choice I would never opt for lights on roller. Reason - totally worthless when rolled up and light angle is very low due to narrow opening. We frequently need to operate awning to AIM light where needed. Wall mounted can be used any time, and if mounted close to awning, light will not spill over into next space yet does a great job of lighting area under awning.
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JBMSR-- what/how did you set it up ?
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JBMSR-- what/how did you set it up ?
What he said +2.

I thought of running the power feed inside the awning seem.
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What he said +2.

I thought of running the power feed inside the awning seem.

I first ran a small two strand wire in the awning seam only to find the the awning would not roll up even. I then designed an electrical slip disc and installed it on the awning. The video as well as designing photos or on "2013 Tour Tips" in the Winnebago owners section.

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Jesse, where did you get the cool switch?
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I thought it was cool too!
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I am attempting to add a 18' LED weather proof strip to a Itasca Suncriuser awning roller with a continuous 12 v feed operated by the pouch light switch and wired into the outer awning seam. This time I am using a very small durable plastic coated two strand wire manufactured to flex instead of a larger rubber coated wire which caused an incorrect roll up. I will post the results when it's completed.

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