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Old 06-05-2014, 08:55 PM   #1
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Wiring Electric Tongue Jack

I'm thinking about using a flat trailer plug to wire my electric tongue jack rather than hard wire to the TT, is there any reason why this wouldn't be a good idea? I would be using the spare flat receptacle on the TV.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:47 PM   #2
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I'm thinking about using a flat trailer plug to wire my electric tongue jack rather than hard wire to the TT, is there any reason why this wouldn't be a good idea? I would be using the spare flat receptacle on the TV.

flat plug on the TV only has power when running light or brake lights are on. I doubt either of those has enough capacity (fuse wise) to run an electric jack.

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Old 06-06-2014, 09:57 AM   #3
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Why no just wire a switch to it? I am assuming you are trying to get away from a parasitic draw?
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It should be wired directly to battery on trailer as it probably draws between 15 to 25 amps. If using the flat 4 wires plug off your truck, you will burn the fuse in the vehicle.
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Thank you. I saw where one of the manufacturers wires to a plug however it's probably the main plug they're using. It seemed like a clean simple way and something I could do ahead of time.
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