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Is it possible to install a Dometic RV Awning (9000 Series…

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Hi - is it possible to install a Dometic RV Awning (9000 Series power awning) at a residential house? I presume that the power is 12 v for the RV awning and the house has 110v. Can I use an AC/DC adaptor?

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make/model/year of your RV?

I have not purchased it. I am looking at a Dometic 9500 motorized awning.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '12 RV?

I want to install the awning at a residential house. Can you use this kind of awning at a house? If so, do I need a power converter from 110v to 12 v ?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have not tried anything. I am just trying to find out if it can be done. I can have an electrician to install it. I just need to know if I need an AC/DC adaptor?

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No - just to find out if this can be done and if I need an adaptor.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: RV
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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 7 months ago
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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 7 months ago

You can, but the power source has to be capable of running that motor and that would need to be either a fair sized transformer or go ahead and use a battery and converter. Then that would work. Do you have a place that you can have that close by?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
there is room on the patio for a transformer? I am just finding out what is needed to complete the install. Would you know what size of transformer would be needed?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I just need the size of transformer / adaptor needed
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
can you provide some details as to the size of transformer needed?
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 7 months ago

Sorry for the delay........busy this morning.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 7 months ago

You would need to know the amps rating of that motor. I can probably get that but it will take a phone call or two.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
thanks for now. I know it is possible to install the awning, it is just a matter of getting the right adaptor. Thanks
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 7 months ago

It is, but it has to be able to deliver the needed amps for that motor. That is going to be a fairly large transformer. A battery and converter may work better here. I will find out the amp draw on that and get back to you later.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 7 months ago

It has to be capable of delivering 12 VDC at 6 amps. Hope that helps.

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