Originally Posted by ependydad
It's not about the breakaway switch, it's about the brakes.
Think about this for a moment- if the trailer breaks away from the tow vehicle, the 7-pin plug can't transfer power to energize the brakes.
The brakes are energized by the battery.
Unless I'm missing the point of the question.
ependydad, Thank you for your reply. I did read in etrailer that the trailer brakes are powered by the TV battery via the seven point connector (I will double check that). At issue is the power to the break-away switch. All switches need power to send the signal to the electric brakes. Some trailers actually have small 12v batteries to supply that power with small chargers to keep them at full charge (sort of a fail safe system).
So, assuming all my information regarding the trailer brakes getting power from the TV is correct, I just want to verify that switch is also powered from the TV.
My goal is to power my trailer via a solar generator with alternator charging that will be located in the bed of the Silveraldo. When camped, I will simply plug it into an Anderson connecter attached to the original TT battery connections.