12 pin flat plug

Submitted: Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 20:55
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I need to have a 12 pin flat plug fitted for my van, however my old van has a 7 pin flat plug can I get a converter for 1 use.
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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 20:58

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 20:58
7 pin flat plugs into 12 pin flat.
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Reply By: 2weis - Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 22:48

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 22:48
if you mean plug end to plug end i hav enot seen one
but if you need an adaptor supercheap/repco/autobarn/etc have just about any combo req
brian
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 00:12

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 00:12
I am still looking for a 7 pin plug to 12 pin socket adaptor for emergency towing. I have had to make my own one up. If anyone knows where I can get one pleads post details.
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Reply By: Ross M - Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 22:58

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 22:58
2weis

I think you missed what Shaker said, A 7pins plug will plug into a 12pin socket on the bottom row of pins and is wired ZACHARY the same. True PLUG,N,PLAY situation.

Thanks Shaker, good work.

Unless Ann requires the whole 12 then problem SOLVERED.

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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 13:58

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 13:58
"bottom row of pins" It's actually the top row of pins on mine. Bob
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Follow Up By: 2weis - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 17:04

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 17:04
ross
your right i must have read it with beer goggles on
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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 23:42

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 23:42
I read this as a 12 pin plug on the cable to the van and Ann currently has a 7 pin socket on the rear of the car.

Is that correct Ann?

I saw a whole bunch of adaptors at Bunnings today. It may be there.

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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 23:43

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 23:43
I just read it again and I am confused.

Check out Bunnings Ann
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Reply By: KennyBWilson - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 00:52

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 00:52
i think a flat 7 pin male fits into a flat 12 pin female , and a flat 12 pin male wont go ino a flat 7 pin female.

i think i got that right.

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Follow Up By: Member Bushy 04(VIC) - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 08:39

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 08:39
Wrong!
the seven pin will plug into the bottom row acording to the add in my c/van book.
But find one and check as there may be different brands of 12 pin plugs.
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Follow Up By: KennyBWilson - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 22:34

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 22:34
didnt i just say that
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 08:32

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 08:32
I think I said that about 15 posts ago, suppose it will go on for about a week in typical ExplorOz fashion.
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Reply By: Erad - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 09:39

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 09:39
I have a NARVA 12 pin socket on my Pajero, and an old Lumen 7 pin flat plug on my caravan. The 7 pin fits perfectly into the Narva socket.
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Reply By: Member - J&R - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 11:45

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 11:45
Yes, they are designed to be backwards compatible, provided you follow the rules and have the plugs fitted where they should be fitted.

12 or 7 pin socket on the vehicle.
12 or 7 pin plug on the trailer.

7 goes into 12, however 12 will not fit in 7. Makes sense actually.
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 13:55

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 13:55
"7 goes into 12, however 12 will not fit in 7. Makes sense actually."

So that should read 12pin only on the vehicle. Bob.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 17:55

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 17:55
7 into 12 does go but 12 doesn't into 7
Simple maths.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 00:21

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 00:21
I am yet to see any adaptors that have a 12 pin female socket or a 12 pin male plug on then. If anyone has seen them please advise of the brand and the shop you spotted them in. There are plenty of other combinations though.

I can rarely find the plugs or sockets in one of the auto chain stores when I want them. I usually mail order them. It's quicker than stuffing around the stores looking for them.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 00:32

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 00:32
Ann, I'm afraid that you will have to refit the tug with a 12 pin socket. You will find that the fridge and/or battery feeds are wired into the large pins on the 12 pin plug. Find out the wiring details for pins 8 to 12 are for the van.

I suggest you don't rewire the van with a 7 pin plug. If the hot wire from the battery to the socket on the tug you will burn the pin out if you run the fridge through the small pins (if the wiring in the tug is heavy enough to power the fridge properly.) The wiring for the large pins from your battery should be at least 6 square mm in cross section. Any less and your fridge will not work very well. The voltage drop will be too great.

To stop the fridge from flattening your starting battery when you stop for a while, get a relay wired in circuit. Have the relay controlled by the ignition switch so the fridge will only run when the motor is running.

If you need to tow other trailers with 7 pin plugs then they will mate with the 12 pin socket as stated above.

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