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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  • 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. Lowest Prices for the best 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 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Pollak Wiring - PK11501

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


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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Pollak Wiring - Trailer Connectors - PK11501 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number PK11501. This is the Pollak Five-Pole Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector. The standard five-pole plug is going to connect the trailer to the socket on the tow vehicle. It's going to feature the round split brass contacts. That's going to insure that minimum voltage drop and maximum current capacity are attained. It's going to feature dielectric non-conducting grease coating on all those.

Those are going to prevent corrosion and resistance. It's also going to feature the solid brass terminal screws. It's got a nice chrome-plated die-cast zinc housing for durability. It's also got the easy-to-use finger grips here on the sides. That's going to make insertion and removal very easy. It's going to feature the ABS thermoplastic interior and it's also got high-impact green insulators. The volt rating for this system is going to be 12 volts to 24 volts with a current rating of 15 amps.

When it comes to the wiring configuration, your white is going to be for your ground, your green is going to be for right turn and brake, your yellow is going to be for left turn and brake lights, your red is going to be your auxiliary circuit and then your brown is going to be for your tail lights. To gain access to the wiring there, all you need to do is undo the set screw. The set screw is actually going to allow this portion right here to come out of the housing. Then you'll run your wires through the grommet here on the back, connect the wires to the back of the housing and reinsert it, and then tighten back down the set screw and you'll be completely set to go. That's going to do it for our review of part number PK11501. This is the Pollak Five-Pole Round Pin Trailer Wiring Connector. .


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (68 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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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 247357



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High quality coupler. Exact replacement for the existing part. Fast shipping. Thank you 666944



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Works good. Serves the purpose it's intended for well. 665064



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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. 659733



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Thank You Vary much 657203



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Looks identical to the photo, installed easily and works perfectly. 654687



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Looks great, however I wasn't able to use it as I intended so am keeping it to replace existing connector at some point. I'm sure it will work fine. 653596



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Fast and I know that I will always receive the right part. 651433



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Item is as described, good quality, arrived quickly. 650993



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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. 628429



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located hard to find 5-pin trailer connector. bought 2/1 for spare. nice company to work with... 578234



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looks good and works well 574711



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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. 570560



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Great company to buy from. Plug just as advertised. Fast delivery. I will buy from again. 567669



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Great product, it was just what I needed. Great price & speedy shipping. I'd definitely purchase from this company again. 566332



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Good quality exactly what I expected th anks 557191



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Very fast delivery, and was able to track the product. The trailer plug work great and easy to install. Will be buying from the again. Great work 544943



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Mating male plug for my trailer. Appears to be a high quality plug. 544050



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I was not pleased with the design of the wire terminations. This device uses a screw that is in the top of the back end of the contact tube, the wire goes in through a hole in the side of the contact tube. There is a deep void below where the wire goes in, as you tighten the screw it shears off the wire's conductor. I had to fashion some shims out of solid copper wire to fill the void and give the wire a place to land. After that the connector worked fine. I would prefer to have the conductor g into the top of the contact and the termination screw go in from the side, allowing the conductor to be trapped between the far side of the contact and the screw. 525081



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It was just what I ordered. The retail stores around here don't carry this product. Ordering and shipping were fast and efficient. Thanks so much. 518768



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Very satisfied with product.quick delivery.will order again. 513902



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It was easy to find the parts I needed and they got them to me fast. 493978



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The connector was exactly what I needed and what I received. Very happy with the service. 477060



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The product is excellent quality, easy to install. Used it to connect my motorcycle trailer to the motorcycle. Very pleased at how durable it is. 462125



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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. 453746



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Fast service Highly recommended! Love the option on paying cheaper shipping on smaller items! Been ordering for years. TOP Products! Thanks! 443279



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Received what i ordered and it was exactly what I saw on the website. Have to wire it up, should work as advertised. 571630


Comments

It was difficult to wire. The design with the screws on top cause the wires come out the side of the connection putting them under lots of stress. I had three wires break on me and had to start over 3 times before I was able to get it together completely with out breaking. I just hope they dont break in the future and my light quite working

Rich G - 10/04/2018

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Fast, reasonable, worked great 434847



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Looks good. Delivered in a timely manner. Not yet completely wired. Will see how it works in the end. 425544



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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. 420779


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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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great service economical - quick shipping, nice quality parts 396750



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We purchased this to replace the connection that was already on the trailer. Since there was s style change, we needed to purchase both parts of the connection for both vehicles we are planning to tow the trailer with. 394999



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Connector is as advertised. Well made and easy to install. 367727



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This connectors really make a great connection. And I really liked the trouble shooting videos. Got them quick. I will certainly recommend this site to my friends and family. 353004



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product was delivered quickly and was oerfect fit 341874



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Great product. 336808



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got exactly what i ordered and very quickly will absolutely us this company again Thank You!! 324776



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product is as described Service is Outstanding ! 322536



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Fixing the trailer issue. 315856



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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. 298234



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Product works very well. 293823



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I was unable to find a five pins connector locally and George at trailer made it happen. My small order was handled quickly and professionally. The job of wiring my buggy to my van was simplified tremendously. Thanks etrailer! 288729



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Exellent service. ..fast shipping and a great product! 286796


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Still working GREAT!!! Will buy from etrailer again.

Spencer J - 08/23/2017

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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. 285334


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Everything works couldnt be more pleased

Chris - 08/18/2017

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Exactly what I wanted for my motorcycle and trailer 277930



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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, 276010



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Very Happy with my purchase! Working as well as the day I bought it. Thanks! 273107



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Good product, fast service, great compa ny. 260995



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Very nice piece, much better than the piece from custom krome it is replacing. 255376



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Wonderful products, with chrome finish on metal parts to withstand weather. The spring-loaded cover on the wiring socket is very helpful in keeping the socket clean of debris. Great pricing, with prompt delivery. 244138


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