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Pollak Heavy-Duty, 7-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Socket - Vehicle End

Pollak Heavy-Duty, 7-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Socket - Vehicle End

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Establish a secure connection between your trailer and semi or other tow vehicle with this 7-pole, solid pin, wire-insertion-style socket. Zinc die-cast socket is self-grounding and includes floating pins for easy alignment and maximum pin contact. Great Prices for the best trailer wiring from Pollak. Pollak Heavy-Duty, 7-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Socket - Vehicle End part number PK11720 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Pollak Trailer Wiring - PK11720

  • Trailer Connectors
  • Vehicle End Connector
  • 7 Round - Round
  • Plug Only
  • Pollak

Establish a secure connection between your trailer and semi or other tow vehicle with this 7-pole, solid pin, wire-insertion-style socket. Zinc die-cast socket is self-grounding and includes floating pins for easy alignment and maximum pin contact.


Features:

  • Zinc die-cast 7-pole socket connects trailer to towing vehicle
  • Round, floating, solid brass pins
    • Easy alignment and maximum contact
    • Minimum voltage drop is ensured
    • Dielectric (non-conducting) grease coating
      • Protects against corrosion and resistance
    • Wide range of wire gauges acceptable, from #16 wire to #8 ground wire
      • Ground terminal accepts minimum #14 gauge - maximum #8 gauge
      • All other terminals accept minimum #16 gauge - maximum #10 gauge
  • Self-grounding to #1 Ground Terminal
  • Slant-mounted with built-in drain slot on cover
    • Rids housing interior of accumulated moisture
    • Opens and closes with stainless steel spring
    • Bottom lip extended for better plug support
  • 2-Hole mounting style
  • Highest quality - meets and exceeds all standards of SAE J560
  • Interchangeable with all competitive makes


Specs:

  • Mounting dimensions: 2" diameter hole
  • Volt rating: 6 volts - 28 volts
  • Current rating: 40 continuous-duty amps
  • Wiring configuration:
    • Color - circuit - recommended wire gauge:
      • White - Ground Return - 10 gauge (FMVSS-121 Anti-lock Gauge - 8)
      • Black - Clearance, Side Marker, Identification - 12 gauge
      • Yellow - Left Turn and Hazard Signal - 12 gauge
      • Red - Stop Lamps and Anti-Lock Devices - 10 gauge (FMVSS-121 Anti-lock Gauge 10)
      • Green - Right Turn and Hazard Signal - 12 gauge
      • Brown - Tail, Rear Clearance, Marker and License-Plate Lamps - 12 gauge
      • Blue - Auxiliary Circuit/ABS - 10 gauge
  • 1-Year limited warranty


11-720 Pollak Heavy-Duty, 7-Way, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Socket - Vehicle End
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Pollak Heavy-Duty, 7-Pole, Round Pin Trailer Wiring Socket - Vehicle End - PK11720

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (131 Customer Reviews)

Establish a secure connection between your trailer and semi or other tow vehicle with this 7-pole, solid pin, wire-insertion-style socket. Zinc die-cast socket is self-grounding and includes floating pins for easy alignment and maximum pin contact.

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Not using on a trailer, but making disconnect harness for quick attach snowblower to loader arm. Connection cord is 7 pin tractor trailer tether, Worked well.



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Product is high quality & works great!

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Great Product. Just remember to order the boot for the back of it separate.



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Awesome product selections and quick response towards shipping. Made me feel like I was actually getting somewhere. If you have a trailer, camper, or any type of tow behind application get HOOKED UP with this company. Very satisfied

Toby N.

6/9/2017

I hook and unhook my trailer about twice a day as I need my truck for hauling stone and dirt. I have put this through the ringer. Still good as new...Happy customer



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Trailer plug works great.



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I would highly recommend this. It is heavy duty and quality built. A great value for the money



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I ordered the 7 pole socket (PK11720) and the rubber boot for it. (PK11761) Also a trailer end plug (PK11700) to fit into the socket. The items arrived on the exact estimated arrival date that I was given on the day of ordering.
Wiring the plug and the socket was very easy. Each terminal has a small screw that holds the end of the wire in place. It is a simple matter of threading the screw out, putting the wire in the hole, and then tightening the screw onto the wire.
The boot fits snugly onto the back of the socket.
I used these parts to repair the power cable assembly to a truck mounted forklift. The parts are exactly what was needed to replace what had been damaged. The quality is good and the prices are excellent. I will use etrailer.com in the future when I need related items. I am very pleased.



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Excellent product! - have, over only a few years, steadily worked my way through progressively more durable trailer cable sockets. The last one was the Hopkins heavy-duty, or something to that effect. The plastic casing on it broke within three months. I'm really looking forward to putting these to the test - I'm a farrier - I pull a trailer every day; the traffic in this area means that I must rely on excellent contact between vehicle/trailer for turn / brake signals and functioning trailer brakes. Nothing less. These sockets are heavy, all-metal (zinc-coated - road salt shouldn't be a problem), with few / no seams. When the trailer end is plugged into the truck receiver - it's a nice tight fit, with no movement: it's locked in. There are only two drawbacks for the homeowner who is looking for the do-it-yourself package: if you are looking for a metal bracket that bolts underneath the truck bumper and holds this part - there isn't any. And no bolts, either. I don't know if they sell them for these - I didn't check. I simply manufactured my own. So far, I'm delighted with the product.



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This is much better than the OEM on my New Holland Tractor asit is made of metal. It also cost less than the all plastic replacement from the dealership. etrailer was fast with delivery. Thank you.

John G.

1/5/2017

It is working out very nicely, really glad I bought it!



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Bought to replace a 12 year old Pollak identical connector that I removed and could not re-use due to wire connections on the back being corroded (road salt area). The 12 year old connector worked fine except the flip up cover was a bit stiff. The 12 year old connector was also made in USA. The new connector I just received is made in China. From the price, I had hoped it was still made in USA. It seems that most of the time I am disappointed with the newer imported China versions of products once manufactured in USA. So my expectations for this product to have a long life are not very high.



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I got exactly what I expected. Great customer service & follow through.

Ken

1/29/2023

This is a quality socket that is being used to support electrical connections between my RV and toad. Its held up beautifully & I continue to be very pleased with it.



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Quality product arrived on time. Will make future purchases with etrailer.com

Mike M.

10/12/2016

Performed as expected to date.



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Well I have not installed it yet, but it is marked for each trailer wire by color, matching much earlier models. Did not come with mounting screws and nuts, but not a big deal.



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I could not find this style or make trailer plug in my local auto parts store. I got tired of trying to find it so I ordered it on line. etrailer was convenient and less expensive than any other website.



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For me, and probably you, etrailer.com is a great place to shop/buy quality products. They give great follow up after ordering and fast shipping @ a fair price. I believe their service & pricing is unbeatable. I do shop for bargains & etrailer is @ the top of my list.



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Again, high quality and a great brand. The wiring diagrams assisted me with understanding a difference between round pin and blade styles. I bought both with confidence for my F-350.



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The metal body and good quality pins and connections make this one the only one for a professional job.
Remember if you use dielectric grease and the rubber boot you'll never have corrosion in your connections . Dissimilar metals and weather are a bad combination.



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This item worked well for my application. It is bigger than I expected but I'm anticipating good performance!



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Excellent product! I bought this to replace the old, brittle, and broken plastic trailer connector on my 1973 aluminum camper. The plastic one stood out against the aluminum which I didn't like. So, I'm excited how this will blend in and look more natural. Besides aesthetics, this very sturdy and ruggedly built. It will clearly outlast the camper, no doubt. Will definitely buy again if I find myself with a different camper in the future.



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Etrailer web site was easy to work with and outstanding communication with your orders. Package was also delivered earlier than expected. I would rank etrailer as A+



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This trailer lighting socket is excellent quality, and super fast shipping



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Very fast service AGAIN! Always my first choice when shopping for trailer parts.



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Great construction of the product, durable enough to withstand harsh working conditions and "operators" I am using that term lightly due to the mishaps that occur on a regular basis at my location.



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Best 7 pole connector out there!!!!



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Hi quality, perfect for my application


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