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Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector - Chrome - Trailer End

Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector - Chrome - Trailer End

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Establish a secure connection between your trailer and tow vehicle with this chrome-plated, 5-pole plug. Split brass pins ensure minimum voltage drop, and pull grips enable easy insertion and removal. Lowest Prices for the best trailer wiring from Pollak. Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector - Chrome - Trailer End part number PK11501 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Pollak Trailer Wiring - PK11501

  • Trailer Connectors
  • Trailer End Connector
  • 5 Round
  • Plug Only
  • Pollak

Establish a secure connection between your trailer and tow vehicle with this chrome-plated, 5-pole plug. Split brass pins ensure minimum voltage drop, and pull grips enable easy insertion and removal.


Features:

  • Standard, 5-pole plug connects trailer to socket on tow vehicle
  • Round, split brass contacts
    • Minimum voltage drop and maximum current capacity are ensured
    • Dielectric (non-conducting) grease coating
      • Prevents corrosion and resistance
    • Solid brass terminal screws
  • Chrome-plated, die-cast zinc housing for durability
    • Finger grips make insertion and removal easy
  • ABS thermoplastic interior
    • High-impact, green insulators


Specs:

  • Volt rating: 12 volts - 24 volts
  • Current rating: 15 amps
  • Wiring configuration:
    • Color - circuit:
      • White - Ground Return
      • Green - Right Turn and Brake Lights
      • Yellow - Left Turn and Brake Lights
      • Red - Auxiliary Circuit
      • Brown - Tail Lights
  • 1-Year limited warranty


11-501P Pollak 5-Way, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector - Chrome - Trailer End






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Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector - Chrome - Trailer End - PK11501

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (100 Customer Reviews)

Establish a secure connection between your trailer and tow vehicle with this chrome-plated, 5-pole plug. Split brass pins ensure minimum voltage drop, and pull grips enable easy insertion and removal.

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A similar trailer light connector was installed on my motorcycle cargo trailer when I purchased it way back in 2003. When I purchased my new Gold Wing in 2019, I wanted to use the same type of connector. Since I had to add a new female connector to the bike, I decided to renew the male connector on the trailer. I especially like this connector because it always stays secure when connected. I also wanted the connections to be out of sight when not in use. I have pulled my trailer with this new connection for over 2,500 miles and it has performed great.


Comments
Still working great even after a year!
Sid C - 05/16/2021


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Mounted Pollak sockets to left saddle bag of 2018 Can Am Spyder RT for removal of "pigtail" extension to CSC trailer when not in use. This will eliminate any possible damage to hook up wiring and gives much "cleaner" look to hitch installation. I looked everywhere for these sockets, online & three auto parts for what I wanted and only etrailer.com had them and also the lowest price. Could not ask for more, arrived in 3 days, customer service follow up and answered my email technical question within 24 hours. Bookmark them and use on all your trailer needs. I have 4 trailers and do my own work.



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Unit works great on my trailer and bike. Went on a trip a couple of weeks ago and had no electrical problems with the connections. They hook up solid and stay there,



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I used the male 5 pin on a pull behind motorcycle trailer and the female connecter on a 2008 Harley Davidson. These 2 purchases were perfect for my applications. Thank you.



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Every nice and build well.



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Exactly what I needed. Ordering was simple and found it quickly



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Perfect. This is exactly what I need to connect my trailer to my Goldwing. It is almost impossible to find this plug elsewhere.



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I like the look, and really easy to install, just make sure you do not strip much off the wire so you can put it through the hole under the screw, so as to not have any extra wire sticking out because they are really close.



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Works great and looks so much better than those black plastic ones.



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Wanted to use this plug as the bike and trailer both had them. This was to replace damaged trailer plug. One tube inside the plug was stripped the first time I tried it. The "mechanics" of the plug dictate that only a short bit of wire goes into the tube, to be held in place by a tiny screw. And one was stripped to begin with. I ended up lopping the plug off and going with the 5 pin flat plug. I wouldn't bother trying this plug if a flat connector would work in your application.



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Great product. I put the same item on my bike in 2011 and now on my trike. Works great.



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This very hard to find item is of excellent quality and offers a very snug fit to it's male mate. etrailer had both the male and female items in stock, thereby providing super fast shipment at a very decent price. Prior to etrailer, no other parts provider even provided pictures of this item in their catalog. This item will be used to connect the electrical system of my Bushtec trailer to the mating connector mounted on my 2010 Honda Goldwing. Thank you etrailer!!


Comments
Much better than expected as the finish on the connector is completely free of rust, discoloration, or other imperfections associated with open road use items.. Of course the connector is mounted is a area that is subjected to water, rocks, dust and dirt, however I have not had any problems visually or electrically since installation. Mating of the connectors are still snug with perfectly clean electrical contacts.
Marquis R - 02/24/2015



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I was more than satisfied with the product I ordered . Exactly what I was looking for .


Comments
Still working like New !
Jack N - 08/10/2021


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Since I'm using this on a motorcycle I was looking for something that was fairly compact. This connector fit my needs but because it was pretty small it made installing the wires into the side of the pins a bit trying at times. I finally got around this by removing the crimping screws, running the wires straight in and soldering them in place. This worked very well and I feel a bit better about the connection. However that being said, there's nothing wrong with the screw terminals at all. It's all just a bit small for big hands.


Comments
After pulling the trailer behind the motorcycle for several thousand miles I have no complaints. The fit and finish remains like new. Ive had issues with my connection. If I have need for a matching plug or connector Id reorder these in a heartbeat.
Jerry C - 08/16/2018



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Not much to write about, very simple and basic piece. But, that's not the story here. etrailer.com is the real story, great site, very well laid out, for people like me. I took some time and looked at everything that I could see on this site. Lots of products sold at prices that just cant be beat. Super fast shipping. I think I got an email the next day my order had shipped. I will be back and will let all my people know all about etailer Thanks Chris in OR.


Comments
Everything works couldnt be more pleased
Chris - 08/18/2017



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I purchased this to use on a motorcycle and it is the perfect size. I purchased both pieces and the fit is exactly what i was looking for.



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The dog chewed my trailer harness. No one in my area carried a five pin except for the HD DEALERS ($$$). Part arrive within the week, priced right and easy install.


Comments
No issues. Actually forgot about it till i got a question about how it was working
David - 10/02/2019



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Nicely packaged and received in a timely manner. In the process of installing, will write more after installation.



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The holes where you attach the wires are too small. I attempted to solder the wires and place them in the holes, and then screw them into place; however, once I placed the soldered wires in the holes and tried to screw them down, the screws would not hold. I was however, able to strip off the solder and place the screws in the holes. The part has been working.



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I've had the receptacle and plug version of this installed between a homemade truckbed trailer and my older toyota truck for several years and it works great, good connection, and easy to install. I went with the 5 conductors as all I needed were left/right signals, brake and running lights. I drive offroad a lot with the trailer without problems. I just received my second order, for an additional trailer, and the plug is really tight, thanks to the conductors being slightly too spread. I'll have to pinch the pins a bit to loosen the fit - easy enough. Otherwise it'd be 5 stars



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With the help of Crystal I ordered this connector and a matching wiring harness for my motorcycle and trailer. I was unsure if these were the correct parts, but Crystal was able to locate the exact ones and ship them the same day. I was very pleased with the fast service and knowledgeable staff. Even with standard shipping, my order arrived 4 days sooner than was projected. To say I'm happy with etrailer is an understatement. They are great.



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Exactly as ordered. Fast shipping. Would order from again.


Comments
Just fine.
John C - 10/16/2020


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I couldn't find this specific size and fit anywhere else. I have now traveled all over the Country with this trailer and motorcycle combination, in all kinds of weather and climates. No corrosion, no loose connections, has always been secure and dependable. Thank you.



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located hard to find 5-pin trailer connector. bought 2/1 for spare. nice company to work with...


Comments
Working great, converted 4-pin flat to 5-oin round as I wanted to add a power wire to trailer. This did the job!
Michael - 10/29/2019



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Great item...perfect for my motorcycle camping trailer


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  • Outside Diameter of 5-Pole Trailer Connector, Part # PK-11501
    The outside diameter of the Pollak 5-pole Round Trailer Connector, part # PK11501 measures .80 inches.
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  • Could the Pollak 5-Way PK11501 be Used On a Motorcycle Trailer
    If you have a 5-way round connector on your trailer that you tow with your motorcycle that you need to replace the part # PK11501 would work. I attached a review video for this connector for you to check out as well.
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  • Pin Functions of Pollak 5-Pole Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector
    Although there are no wiring diagrams available for the # PK11501, when looking at the front of the harness the 12 o'clock pin is the tail lights (brown wire) the 2 o'clock pin is the aux circuit (red), the 5 o'clock pin is the right turn/brakes (green) , the 7 o'clock pin is the left turn/brakes (yellow) and the 10 o'clock pin is the ground (white wire). I have added a link to a video review for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Pollak 5-Pole # PK11501 Accept 10 Gauge Wire
    Yes, the Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector # PK11501 will accept 10 gauge wire.
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  • How to Insert Wires Into a Trailer Connector
    Once you remove about 1/4" of the jacket from the wire you will want to twist the strains together to form a stronger bond and then insert that into the Pollak 5-Pole Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector part # PK11501 and tighten down the screw. This will not only prevent then strains for being cut but will also help prevent jumping circuits.
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  • When Wiring a Motorcycle 5 Pin Round Trailer Plug What is the Standard Wiring Diagram
    The Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Sockets, item # PK11502, and # PK11501, do not have a standardized wiring configuration. I normally direct my customers to the 6-way wiring configuration, eliminating the middle pin. Start by wiring the top most connector inside the vehicle end # PK11502, as with the taillight circuit (12 o-clock). Then looking inside the connector, where the wires are attached, going clockwise the next terminal (1 o-clock) position can be wired as brake output,...
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  • Outside Diameter of Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector
    The outside diameter of the Pollak 5-pole Round Trailer Connector, part # PK11501 measures .80 inches. That is just a little under 13/16 of an inch. This is the trailer side connector. The matching vehicle side connector is # PK11502. The part of it that would fit into the hole is 0.974 inches.
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  • 5-Way Round Pin Trailer and Vehicle Side Connectors
    The mating 5-Way vehicle end for # PK11501 is # PK11502.
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  • 5-Way Round Vehicle and Trailer Side Connectors for Use with a Motorcycle
    Motorcycles have unique trailer connectors that are a little different than what is on other vehicles. You could wire in connector # PK11502 and it will likely be a match to what is on your trailer. Or you could also get the matching trailer side connector, # PK11501, so that the bike side and trailer side are for sure compatible. I have linked videos for both parts for you.
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  • How Do You Take Apart Pollak 5-Way Round Trailer Connectors to Attach Wires
    To take apart the Pollak 5-Pole vehicle side connector # PK11502 or its matching trailer side connector, # PK11501, you would remove the set screw and then the pin portion will either fall out or you will need to push it out from the back of the connector using a screwdriver.
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  • How To Determine Fit of Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Socket, Concealed Terminals
    The Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Socket, Concealed Terminals part # PK11502 uses a standard five pin layout. I don't have the diameter of the pins but it will work with pretty much any five round trailer connector like the Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector part # PK11501. This setup is commonly used on motorcycles and motorcycle trailers. If I had to guess, I would say 1/8" should be fairly accurate. If you are trying to instead determine wire gauge size, the...
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  • 5 pole Round 5 Pin Vehicle and Trailer Connectors.
    I can recommend both trailer and vehicle connectors for you. The trailer connector is item # PK11501 this is a Pollak 5-Pole, chrome connector. The vehicle connector is item # PK11502 this is also Pollak 5-Pole. It has a chrome-plated socket has concealed terminals to provide easy assembly and durability. I have linked videos for both.
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  • Adapting 5-Way Round to 4-Way Flat for a Motorcycle
    The 5-Way on your Harley might actually have separate circuits each for brake lights, left turn signal, and right turn signal. A 4-Way will have the brake lights and turn signals on the same circuits. To tow a trailer that has combined wiring with a motorcycle that has separate wiring I recommend converting the Harley connector to match the other bike and the trailer. All you will need is a converter, # 119178. On the input side you will connect the wires from the bike's 5-Way. The red...
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  • Adding a 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector to a Harley with 5-Way Round Trailer Connector
    The 5-Way on your Harley might actually have separate circuits each for brake lights, left turn signal, and right turn signal. A 4-Way will have the brake lights and turn signals on the same circuits. To tow a trailer that has combined wiring with a motorcycle that has separate wiring I recommend converting the Harley connector to match the other bike and the trailer. All you will need is a converter, # 119178. On the input side you will connect the wires from the bike's 5-Way. The red...
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  • Parts Needed to Connect a 5-Pole, Round Connector to a 4-Way Flat Connection
    You could put together an adapter using part # PK11501 and part # 18172 for the 5 pin round/4-Way Flat connection that you need. For the 2 female - 5 pin round connectors, you'll need part # PK11502 This 5-pole socket will connect your trailer to tow vehicle. The female/male terminology can be a bit confusing because of the pins in this connector. Part # PK11502 is actually an industry standard female connector because part # PK11501 plugs into it. I have also attached a link with...
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  • Parts Needed to Make a 6-Way Square to 5-Way Round Adapter
    What you would need to make the adapter you are looking for is the part # 37995 for the 6 pole square side and the part # PK11502 or part # PK11501 depending on which style 5-way you need.
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  • 5-Way Round Vehicle Connector To Tow Trailer WIth 5-Way Round
    I do have an option for you but it is not a wiring harness for the truck. I recommend to wire in the Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Socket, Concealed Terminals part # PK11502 at the rear of the truck which will give you a plug to plug in the 5-way round on your trailer. This is recommend to be used with 15-16 gauge wire and I attached the wiring configuration below: White - Ground Return Green - Right Turn and Brake Lights Yellow - Left Turn and Brake Lights Red - Auxiliary Circuit Brown...
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  • What is the Amperage Rating for Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector # PK11501
    In terms of handling up to a 30 amp power draw the Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector # PK11501 can handle 15 amps. Thirty amps would be too much for it. That is why I would go with a 6-Way, # PK11604. As far as environmental conditions considering that I assume this will be on some sort of watercraft the outer shell is chrome plated and die-cast zinc so it does have decent protection against corrosion. After running wires to the plug and closing it up make sure to wrap...
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  • How to Tow a Trailer with 5-Round Trailer Connector Using a Vehicle with 6-Round Trailer Connector
    I guess my first question would be if you would like to convert the 6-round trailer connector on the vehicle to match the 5-round trailer connector on the trailer or convert the 5-round trailer connector on trailer to match the 6-round trailer connector on the vehicle. We have options for both ways which I have attached for you below. In order to change out the 6-round vehicle side trailer connector you are going to need to use the Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Socket part #...
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  • Adding a Converter and 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector, # 119176KIT to a Motorcycle to Tow a Trailer
    While we do not carry a 5-Way round to 4-Way flat trailer connector adapter, but you do have an option. Because motorcycles use a 5 wire system, you will need to use a converter, # 119147KIT, in order for the trailer to be compatible with the motorcycle wiring. I have included a link to the installation details for this wiring harness for reference. You will need to follow the steps for a 3 wire system. With this wiring harness installed it will be compatible with the 4-Way flat trailer...
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  • Hard Wire Configuration for 5 Pole Round Pin Trailer Connector
    The wiring configuration for the Pollack 5-Pole Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector # PK11501 is as follows: Color - circuit: (position when looking at front of harness) White - Ground Return- 10 o'clock pin Green - Right Turn and Brake Lights-5 o'clock pin Yellow - Left Turn and Brake Lights- 7 o'clock pin Red - Auxiliary Circuit- 2 o'clock pin Brown - Tail Lights- 12 o'clock pin You'll want to test the wires on your vehicle end connector using a circuit tester like # PTW2992 to...
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  • Adapter for 5-Pin Round Trailer Connection to 4-Way Trailer Connection
    We do not carry that adapter, but we do carry the parts you need to make one. You can use the Pollak 5-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector - Chrome - Trailer End # PK11501 along with the Hopkins Endurance 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector Socket - Vehicle End # HM48030.
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  • 5 Pin Round to 4 Pole Flat Trailer Connector Adapter for Motorcycle Pulling a Trailer
    Although we don't offer an adapter, you could construct one very easily. What does the 5th circuit from the 5 pin round connector on the bike power? I'm assuming that the circuits are ground, right turn, left turn, running lamps and brake lamps. Since the trailer you're wanting to tow has a 4 way flat trailer connector, presumably with a combined brake/turn signal taillight system, you'll need a taillight converter such as part # 119130. You'd wire the inputs from the converter to a 5...
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  • Trailer Wiring Adapter for a 2012 Harley Trike To Tow an Escapade Motorcycle Trailer
    I did some research and found that the Escapade trailers use a square 6-Way like # 37995 that you have referenced. From what I could find, the Harley trikes use a round 5-Way. No matter what is on the bike you will need to change one connector or the other. If it is easier to change the trailer side, you will just need to use a trailer side 5-Way that matches the bike 5-Way. If it is round, we have # PK11501. You will need to remove the plug on the trailer and attach the wires from it...
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