trailer wiring question? breakaway battery melted

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ant, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    i am installing a new breakway battery and kit. last one cought fire

    question on wireing
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    from trailer with the male plug i have a larger black and white
    larger blue
    green,red,yellow and brown.
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    from trailer i have a larger white, black
    a yellow, yellow brown,green,green brown
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    break away switch has a blue and orange
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    what do i bug together?
     
  2. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 532

    on my trailers i run the breakaway wires with the trailer side.. large blue -trailer brakes, black can be a aux. wire if needed, white-ground for everything, green-left turn, yellow-right turn and brown is tail lamps.
    the breakaway wires, on mine one always gets split into the blue brake wire and the other one goes to the ground(white).

    But you can use any of the wires for different things.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Did you get it fixed yet
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  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,438

    got a new battery and box and got it wired up. wonder why it shorted out?
     

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