On 4/8/2017 at 2:29 PM, lolimpol said:
yeah, that would work, split the dc jack end, get out a multimeter, check ground and +12v 12v to red, ground to black
for the led strip you could just get the two wires and solder it to the blue and +12v pad, cable or no cable it's the same thing
So I bought all that stuff and while checking out I saw what I think I was really looking for, a barrel to 4 pin connector which sadly only came in pairs so I probably spent too much on it, but I bought this and the Single Light kit @lolimpol originally suggested....
It worked! I got everything in today. I didnt even try previously mentioned idea of using the 4 pin to bare wires and hooking them up to barrel adaptors, just went straight for the last minute find.
The controller designed for a single LED strip works, all I needed was that barrel to 4 pin adaptor and I had a working DIMMABLE led strip (plus the controller comes with some effects) but for the most part I got what I needed. And it costs less than $10 for all the adapters I needed
Into @CableMod LED strips/ 4 pin single color strip
I'm very happy this all worked out. Now my friend will be able to dim or turn off the lights remotely with the flick of a switch!!! Thank you guys very much for helping me out with this project. I will post photos when everything is done.