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Old 05-05-2008, 10:12 AM   #15
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The ? is-- if 12V was applied to the brakes would the magnets fry? What voltage do the brakes operate on any way?
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What I'm getting at here is if you had a flasher in one hand and a beer in the other and started poking into the trailer connector what damage could occur?
The voltage to the magnets varies and is regulated by the brake controller in your TV. If you pull the pin on your break away switch you then apply 12+ to the magnets based on the charge in your trailer battery. The rule of thumb is that 5 minutes or more at 12 volts will start to burn your brake magnets.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:18 AM   #16
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Seein as it takes me less than 5 minutes to pound down a cold one I guess I'll be fine!
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What I'm getting at here is if you had a flasher in one hand and a beer in the other and started poking into the trailer connector what damage could occur?
YOU COULD SPILL YOUR BEER
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:07 PM   #18
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What I'm getting at here is if you had a flasher in one hand and a beer in the other and started poking into the trailer connector what damage could occur?
You could short the 12 volt to ground. Lots of sparks there!!
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:18 PM   #19
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You could short the 12 volt to ground. Lots of sparks there!!
Not only sparks, but what ever you are using to connect the two terminals will get very hot in a big hurry. If you are using a paper clip, it will get red hot, burn your fingers and make you say naughty words.

Not saying that has ever happened to me you understand........
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What is the amp/hr draw. I admit I had to go out and do the wire in the plug method and I kinda like it. But I am wondering about the juice usage- standard boondocker issue.
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i'm not sure doorgunner but the beer in one hand sounds like a good time- LOL!
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What is the amp/hr draw. I admit I had to go out and do the wire in the plug method and I kinda like it. But I am wondering about the juice usage- standard boondocker issue.
This is not something you do when boondocking. It's saved for full hookup electric. Too much draw with all the lights on.
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