Trailer plugs are an essential connection between your car and any additional unpowered towing vehicle – anything from a trailer, caravan, campervan, boat trailer to a horsebox. All objects in tow must have a plug connection to be inserted into the socket of your car. This electrical link ensures all lights, brakes and any additional attachments are well powered.
Basic lighting connections include the left-hand indicator, right hand indicator, brake lights, taillights and side lights. Continually monitoring the visibility trailer lights while driving is not practical, therefore having the correct connections is vital for safe and secure towing.
Connectors are a mandatory fixture on any trailer in Australia, with standardized colours on all core wiring. The most commonly used is the 7 pin plugs. These are available flat or round, the latter available in the large type 1 connector with a 20mm PCD or the small Type 2 connector with a 13mm PCD.
Wiring your trailer can be quite confusing, so we’ve made sure our plugs at Sunrise are straight forward and simple to follow.
Refer to the table below to better understand what each wire connects to!
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