This controller lets you turn on or off your LEDs remotely.
You can also dim your LEDs, or bring the brightness back up with the 4 dimmer settings. When you set your desired level and turn off the remote, it will remember the last setting when turned back on.
So, how to use it?
The receiver has 3 sets of wires.
The longest red and black wire go to your power supply:
12 volt adapter
3 volt adapter
9 volt battery
Connect the red wire from your power to the long red input wire on the receiver. Connect black to black.
The short red and black wires go to your LEDs. Connect the short red wire to your LEDs you want to control. Connect the short black wire to the black wires from your LEDs.
You can run up to 30 LEDs per receiver. If you need to run more, get a 2nd receiver and arrange them so the remote can activate both.
The black "box" is the receiver of the remote signal. The sensor. Put the sensor where you plan to trigger it with the remote.
The remote is line of sight, called infrared. So be sure to point the remote at the sensor to trigger your lights.
Using the remote
Point the top of the remote where the signal emits from towards the little black sensor. Use the green button on the remote to turn your LEDs on.
Use the dim button to lower your brightness if desired. There are 4 dim settings. Click on "bright" to bring the LEDs back up to any level you desire. Use the red button to turn off your LEDS.
Your last brightness setting is remembered so you will not need to adjust when you turn the LEDs back on.
"How do I use more than one receiver?"
The remote is line-of-sight. When you have more than one receiver, just make sure the receivers are not aligned with each other. If you turn and point the remote in a different direction, it will only ever activate the line-of-sight receiver.
So you could have shelves of a display case light and turn off independently for example.
"Do I still need an on/off switch?"
The reciever waits for signals from the remote. It will stay awake and slowly drain the battery even when the lights are off. So if you are using a battery - any of them:
yes, you will still need to turn off the switch when you are done with the model. Wire in the remote after the switch.
Wall adapters, you do not need to have a switch.