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Trailer pin for sander

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Abchoppers, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Abchoppers

    Abchoppers Junior Member
    from Ny
    Messages: 14

    I have a fisher sander that I needed to replace the pin connector on, I bought a trailer 7 pin connector but now it's melting the hot wire as soon as I hook up the battery. My guess is there's something in the trailer connector that makes some of the 7 points make contact with each other and it won't work. Anyone have any experience using a 7 pin trailer connector on a sander? Thank you
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,531

    The 7 pin is a straight thru plug. Nothing should be cross energizing unless its wired wrong.
     
  3. Abchoppers

    Abchoppers Junior Member
    from Ny
    Messages: 14

    Thanks for the quick reply. So can I just put my 7 wires anywhere on the pins as long as they match up on both sides? Or does each wire need a specific spot, like hot must be in center or something like that? Thank you for your help
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,531

    That's correct, may want to use center as ground.
     
  5. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    7 pin will work I did same thing on my V box Factory plug only lasted about 4 yrs and my power pin broke off

    I put the female side on the truck side so when I removed the V box the plug is protected laying in the bed
     
  6. Abchoppers

    Abchoppers Junior Member
    from Ny
    Messages: 14

    Thanks a lot guys, I'll recheck my wiring to make sure nothing is touching and shorting. Thanks again