What is the difference between a 7 pin and 13 pin towbar?

The difference between a 7-pin and 13-pin plug is that a 13-pin plug has more functions. A 7-pin plug only supplies in basic lighting, such as blinkers and brake lights. The additional pins in the 13-pin plug are used for the reversing lights and the rear mist light, among other things.

Can you tow a caravan with single electrics?

You can tow a caravan using only single electrics, but the interior functions of the caravan, such as the fridge, wouldn’t have power to them. You would need an adaptor if your caravan has 13 pin electrics.

What is a 13 pin plug?

A 13 pin plug is used when towing objects, such as your caravan or an advanced trailer, boat trailer or horsebox. This plugged gives you all the light functions including reverse, it can also supply the permanent and fridge feeds. This plugs into the 13 pin socket mounted on the tow bar.

How do you test a 13 pin trailer with a multimeter?

Usual functionality testing Connect the ground of the voltmeter to pin 3. Signal a turn or press the brakes or turn on your lights and connect the red probe of the voltmeter to the equivalent pin of the tow bar socket. The voltmeter should read around 12 volts, maybe more, depending on your car battery.

What is the wiring diagram for a 13 pin caravan plug?

Wiring Diagram for 13 Pin Caravan Plug – wiring diagram is a simplified gratifying pictorial representation of an electrical circuit. It shows the components of the circuit as simplified shapes, and the capability and signal connections in the midst of the devices.

How do you connect a 13 pin plug to a tow vehicle?

So now when you are plugging in your 13 pin plug into the socket on the tow vehicle, think of it like this. The pins, the cable and the cable gland are all one solid piece and the only way to connect them is to line up the pins, then rotate the housing round them.

What do the caravans’ ignition wires mean?

Pin two (blue wire) is the ignition switched power supply for charging the caravans’ leisure battery. Pin six (red wire) is the ignition switched power supply for powering the caravans’ fridge while towing.

What is the size of the Euro 13 pin wiring diagram?

Description : Euro 13Pin Wiring Diagram. Trailer And Caravan. Western Towing pertaining to Wiring Diagram For 13 Pin Caravan Socket, image size 420 X 297 px, and to view image details please click the image.