Today were gonna take a look at the most common options for trailer plugs, the five pin, seven pin, twelve pin, and also the Anderson plug. Theyre called five, seven, and twelve pin plugs because they connect five, seven, or twelve wires on your car to your caravan or trailer.
Do caravans have 7 or 13 pin plugs?
The connection between the car and the bike carrier, trailer, caravan, boat trailer or horsebox is created by putting the plug of the object you wish to tow in the socket on your car. The two plugs that are most common are the 7-pin and 13-pin plugs. A caravan always has a 13-pin plug.
What plugs do you need to tow a caravan?
12-pin connectors are typically required when towing caravans, which may require refrigerators and other accessories to be run whilst on the go. Additionally, heavier applications such as large fishing boats may also require an electronic braking system or stability control system to ensure safety when on the road.
Can I tow my caravan without a battery?
You dont need a battery. The caravan is fitted as standard with a transformer/charger. Transformer means it steps down 230v to 12v with stabilised supply to run the 12v equipment. The only purpose of a battery is if you need to run without ehu.
Do I need an Anderson plug for my caravan?
If you intend towing a camper or caravan, its strongly recommended that you install an Anderson plug, particularly to charge any battery or fridge while you travel.