posted November 30, 2004 11:25 AM
I want to put a power inverter in my car trailer just to run some 110v flourescent lights. With the 7 pin plugs there is supposed to be a wire that charges a battery like on a camper. My trailer has a small battery to run the break-away brake so I'm assuming that stays charged when it is plugged into a running tow vehicle. My question is, can I put a battery in the trailer to run the inverter and have the battery charge when I am towing just like a camper? Anybody ever try this? I'm assuming it can be done and probably isn't all that hard to do. Thanks!
IowaFuzzy1 Dirt Maniac
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posted November 30, 2004 10:12 PM
We used to do that with our old trailer before we got a generator.We wired from the battery on the tow rig to a seperate plugin on the rear bumper then wired from the battery in the trailer to a plug on the tounge of the trailer.That kept the battery up to run the winch and toolbox lights.It's a good idea to unplug it while you are at the track if you use a lot of lights though because it can drain your tow rigs battery "voice of experience"