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Old 11-21-2020, 03:31 PM   #1
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Awning Light Issue

Need help...The awning light doesn't stay on for more than 2-3 seconds when connected to 30 amp but works fine with generator and/or house batteries? Any suggestions or ideas?
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:52 PM   #2
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Correction....what I meant to write was...


Need help...The awning light doesn't stay on for more than 2-3 seconds when connected to 30 amp or while generator is on but works fine with house batteries? Any suggestions or ideas?
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Old 11-21-2020, 06:14 PM   #3
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Well that makes no sense. The awning lights run off your 12 VDC house buss so as long as the house battery bank is connected to the buss they should work regardless of the status of SP or the generator. All SP and the generator do is supply 120 VAC to the converter to charge the house batteries unless you have disconnected the house batteries. If that is the case the ripple from the converter may not play nice with the LEDS causing the controller to shut them off.

FYI the house batteries should ALWAYS be connected to the DC buss unless storing the RV for more than a few days without SP connected.
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:39 AM   #4
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Thank you for your reply. It didn't make sense to me either...do you know of a fix? Do you think a different LED strip will work or should I look at replacing the l converter?
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Old 11-22-2020, 02:56 PM   #5
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Thank you for your reply. It didn't make sense to me either...do you know of a fix? Do you think a different LED strip will work or should I look at replacing the l converter?


I would take smaller steps using a multimeter. Especially if everything else in the coach seems to be working properly. Iíve never seen an AC light strip but maybe there is such a thing and possibly a previous owner installed it. Assuming thatís not the case, Iíd track down the light strip wiring and figure out what is causing it to behave that way. Many light strips use a plug in transformer for power and possibly there is something going on with the outlet itís plugged into. Itís certainly strange!
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Old 11-22-2020, 05:34 PM   #6
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Does the rest of the 12v equipment work? If it doesn't then are you switching off the house batteries
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