New Product: Carefree Wireless Awning Control Systemhttps://www.irv2.com/forums/f256/new...em-497989.html
Has anyone tried upgrading their Carefree awning with one of these BT12 kits?
I bought the kit some time ago and finally decided to install it. I've attached the page from the installation manual showing how it's all supposed to be wired. On my MH, my Eclipse awning was wired to a switch with 4 wires - two to the motor and two power wires. The awning was interlocked with the ignition so that it was disabled when the key was "ON". I connected the original +12v lead to the the two red 12v+ wires connecting one to the ON/OFF switch and the other to control module +12v wire. I connected the black ground wire to the original ground wire. I connected the blue & white leads to the awning motor as shown in the diagram. I connected the Gray, Yellow and Brown wires to the "Extend/Retract" switch as shown.I left the green wire from the control module unconnected that was supposed to come from the vehicle PCM.
I left all the wires for the LED light unconnected.
I never tried pairing the control with any Blue Tooth devices.
When I tried switching on the power and extending the awning, it all went fine - one short press of the Extend button and the awning started rolling out. The problem came when after when after fully extending, it kept turning wrapping the awning up inside out! At that point, I tried reversing it without any luck and pulled the power lead to stop it.
Then I pulled the BT12 completely out and put my old simple trusty switch back in so I could put the awning away and come in to write this reply.
My question is: how does the control module know when to stop as the awning extends? Is it an adjustable setting? Nothing is mentioned in the instructions about how to match the control module with your awning. There has to be more to it than the instructions cover.
So back to my original question - has anyone used the BT12 to upgrade their awning and rely on it to automatically retract their awning when the wind comes up as it's designed to do according to the sales hype?