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wire vibrator to 4-pin trailer plug

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by mreinsmith, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. mreinsmith

    mreinsmith Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I would like to buy a small hopper vibrator for my hitch mount salt spreader

    For example the Vibco DC-20 (or any other suggestions you might have)

    Does anyone have any idea how I could wire it up to use my 4-pin trailer plug for power?

    Thanks

    M
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,946

    Generally the wire and fuses for the trailer plug are to small to handle even a small vibrator. The 4 wire is only gnd, parking, brake and turn.
    Personally I'd still do a switch and relay, that way it's still separate from everything else.
     
  3. geer hed

    geer hed Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    I have never hooked one of these up so I looked this model up. The circuits from the four wire plug should handle the amount of juice needed to power this unit, BUT as Dieselss stated the function of this plug is tail lights, brake/turn signals and ground. If you use that plug then which ever wire you hook it to (say the one for left turn) every time you step on the brake pedal or put on your left turn signal it will trigger the vibrator, so then you would have to keep getting in and out to plug or unplug it when you want to use it. Also if your hopper on the spreader is one of the plastic ones it may not work well, as the plastic will flex to much to actually shake the hopper.