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Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter

Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter

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Pollak Trailer Wiring - PK11896

  • Wiring Adapters
  • Single-Function Adapter
  • 12 Volt
  • 110V
  • Plug Only
  • 7 Round - Blade
  • Pollak


  • Adapts 7-way trailer connector at the rear of the vehicle to a 12V plug
    • Add a power inverter (sold separately) to adapt for 110V AC accessories
  • Tin-plated copper terminal pins
  • Provides access to power for TVs, electric coolers, portable work lights or 12V power tools


11-896 Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter





Video of Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter

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Video Transcript for Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter Review

Randy: Hey guys, Randy here at etrailer.com and we get questions from customers all the time, and they want to know how they can get a 12-Volt outlet closer to the back of their vehicle where it's a little bit more useful for them. Well, there are several ways that you can do it. You can run a 12-Volt outlet kit, different things like that, but that generally requires you to modify or add something to your vehicle. In our case, as long as you've got a working seven pole, we can use this adapter to provide a 12-Volt outlet plugin. It's a really quick and easy way, you can see, this is just going to slide in like any normal seven pole would, get it in till it stops and that's it, we're ready to plug in any of our 12-Volt accessories.This is going to be really handy for tailgating, picnics, camping or in emergency situations, like here we've got a boat trailer hooked up. If one of our tires goes down or needs air and we can't make it to an air compressor somewhere.

If we had an air compressor in our truck, we could easily plug it in here and that's going to give us the range that we need as compared to plugging this in and the front of the truck, probably wouldn't be able to reach to that backside. So all in all, it's going to be a really quick and simple way to do this with no modifications necessary whatsoever. If you take a look at the end of the adapter, it's only using two points of contact, we've got our ground right here and our power right there. So no, we don't have all those contacts, we always recommend a little dielectric grease just to keep moisture and dirt off of these, which can cause corrosion.The outside of that, our customers really enjoy having this, there are several situations it's been used in and there's a lot I could think of. If you're tailgating, think about like coolers and refrigerators, you could plug that into here and have power.

If you we're out camping, you want to charge something up or you want to run a cord, that's go over to your tent or something so you can run a fan inside, this would help you out in that situation. The emergency, we've kind of already talked about with the air compressor, but this can also be used with an inverter. If you have a laptop or a tablet that has to plug into the wall to charge, you can plug an inverter into there and then have a 1-10 or a household style plug available.Now you never want to overload a circuit like on our power circuit that comes out. A lot of times, people are going to use those to run a trailer jack up and down. Really don't want to exceed whatever your vehicles capable of and if it does have live power already, it's going to be fused, so if you do overload it, it's going to blow that fuse.

You'll simply have to replace it and reduce the number of items you're trying to use or the wattage of the item that you're trying to run with the plug. Now, if for some reason your powered circuit, which is going to be at the one o'clock position, your seven little tabs in there, it's going to be that one o'clock, if for some reason it doesn't have power to it, there are several workarounds for that and in most cases, it's already going to be built into your vehicles like on Chevy trucks similar to this, there's a wire you have to hook to your power supply. Once that wire is hooked up, sends the power through it just prevents it from shorting.In some instances, you might have to add a fuse, you might have to add a relay to your power supply and in the worst case scenario, if none of that was available, you can simply cut the wire from the backside of that one o'clock position and add your own 12 gauge wire to it. You're going to use a couple of head shrink butt connectors, just run it up the frame of your vehicle to the front. We've got breakers that are available, a 40 amp breaker would be ideal for this situation.

Just run that wire into one side of the breaker, the other side will go out to your battery and it'll give you constant power.Now some vehicles will also only have power to that when your key is in the on position, that's another workaround for that. We can run our own wire, get our power from our battery and we won't have to worry about which position the keys in. So can be a really nice and easy way to get power back here.One thing I hate is if we're out listening to music, sitting on the tailgate, I'm charging, my phone is having to go back into the cab of the truck to do something on my phone or respond to a message and then walk back, having it back here plugged in and charging would be pretty ideal.So here's a good look at one of the many situations we could use that outlet. You see, you've got a portable compressor, but it's only got about a 10 foot lead on it. If we had to run that up and inside of the vehicle, we really wouldn't be able to plug it in. So in this situation we're able to quickly power it, it's going to give our compressor the power it needs. You can see, we can easily get back here for service.I think another big benefit to having that plug on the back of the vehicle rather than using one of the 12-Volt power plugs inside of your vehicle is that if it's going to be a longer term thing, like you're running a refrigerator while tailgating in the back of the truck or something like that, you don't have to run your power cord through your window and leave it cracked, or you don't have to slam it in the door and hope it doesn't get damaged. When looking over the adapter, it looks really nice and solid, it's really well put together, the moldings all line up really well, it's not like some of them where you'll have a gap, a 16th or an eighth of an inch between where the two pieces come together.Overall, this would be definitely one that I would own, there is another option part number 118019. The exact same style of plug and the exact same quality. I feel like both of these are right in line quality-wise, but that one's going to offer two 12-Volt outlets, so rather than just charging your phone, maybe you can charge your phone and your speaker rather than just running a refrigerator, maybe you can do that and charge your phone. So I think if I had to pick between the two, I would go with 118019, I like having the two, why not Two's better than one, but outside of that, there's no reason in the world why this isn't going to do an excellent job for you..


Customer Reviews

Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter - PK11896

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (30 Customer Reviews)


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This is exactly what I needed to power my electric air pump. The cord is too short to reach the trailer from the cab, so being able to plug in at the hitch is perfect. I can also easily inflate my air bags from this location, since my valve is on the back bumper. E trailer shipped this item fast, and I had it in just a few days. Great job!



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Fantastic product . Does exactly as advertised. In fact I have to buy another one.



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This nice little device makes it easy for me to run my 12v accessories while outside at the rear of my vehicle. My main goal for using this adapter is to enable the use of a small air compressor for either my vehicle's rear tires or to pressurize the air bag suspension.



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Works exactly as indicated with quick d elivery.



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A++++ super fast shipping



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Great item, just remember that GM typically does not tie down the 12V for the trailer connectors. In late model trucks its coiled and taped under the master cylinder. It ties to the 40 amp lug on the front of the main fuse box on the drivers side engine compartment.



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Great product. Allowed me to use my 12V fridge without running additional wiring and installing another plug. For anything related to trailering and towing, I have found etrailer to be the go-to place to shop. Great selection of products, good prices and excellent customer service.



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Product is handy for using it to power portable 12v air compressors without having to plug them into the cab. Excellent service as always from etrailer.



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I bought this because the new tractor I bought has a 7-way outlet on it. It doesn't fit, too big for the outlet. I will keep it in my truck for my worklight. I guess receptacles are a different size in Korea!



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They had what I needed… Online ordering was easy…Price was reasonable… Delivery was punctual



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Simple 12V slide in connection. Great q uality.


Comments
Product works fine after one year of use.
Gary H - 10/19/2018



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The adapter works just fine for any of my 12 volt accessories .



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Exactly what I was looking for - use it to run small compressor to inflate air bags.



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Plugs into 7- way and seems to be a quality product. So far so good.



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Easily navigated site. Prompt delivery



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Spoke with Tori by phone to complete my order. It arrived on time and was shipped economically. I have placed orders with E Trailer before great prices and excellent customer service.



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Very fast. Item as described. Always impressed with shopping experience at etrailer.com.



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Works just like it should. I Plug it into my 7 way RV plug in the the back of my F350 when on trips without an RV to run a 12V cooler. I have also run a light that runs off of 12V power while camping.



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The product arrived very promptly, in fact I didn't think it would be here in time for Christmas and it arrived 3 days early. Thanks for your prompt attention to my order!



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plugged it into my 7way plug and it was tight, not loose and works perfectly. Good sturdy adapter



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Fit into truck plug - A+ Delivery - A+ Packaging - A+ Working as described - A+



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Excellent product, works as described. The delivery was very fast. I Enjoy doing business with them.



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Haven't used product yet. However, going on a 2 week camping trip and sure to make good use of the item. Item was shipped extremely fast. Thank you to seller.



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Ask the Experts about this Pollak Trailer Wiring

  • Why Is There No 12v Power from 2020 Ford Super Duty When Towing?
    On Ford trucks, they tend to have a "Smart Tow" package which only sends power to the 12 volt pin when the vehicle is in gear. You can verify it by checking if there's power when your truck is in park versus putting the truck in drive and applying the parking brake. When this happens, you can do a trailer package bypass where you run a wire directly from the battery. We actually have a kit which will have everything you need to do so, the Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes...
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  • How to Use an A/C Powered Air Compressor on a 7-Way Trailer Connector
    If you already have the Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter part # PK11896 then all you need to use this with a 110 volt AC air compressor is the Scosche InVert Portable Power Inverter - AC Outlet and USB Port # 332-PI130. The power inverter has a 130 watt rating but the 12 volt pin on the vehicle will be your limiting factor. The 12 volt pin on most 7-way trailer connectors is around 30-40 amps. You can verify this in your owner's manual or you can run a new hot lead straight...
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  • Compatibility of the Pollak 7-Way to 12v Power Outlet Adapter with 2015 Chevy 2500 Factory Connector
    The Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter # PK11896 will be directly compatible with your factory 7-way trailer connector. If you need tor replace that connector, the Pollak Replacement 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector Socket - Vehicle End # PK11893 is a great option.
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  • Recommended Adapter to Plug Portable Air Pump into Trailer Connector
    I recommend looking at the Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter # PK11896. You will simply plug this into the 7-way connector on your F-150 to provide a 12V plug or DC-AC converter 110V plug outlet for use with your portable air pump. I have attached a short demonstration video on this product for you to check out.
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  • Availability of Adapter to Plug Into 7-Way and Provide 110V AC Power Outlet
    It sounds like you are looking for an adapter like the Pollak 7-Way to 12V Power Outlet # PK11896. This will plug into a 7-Way on the vehicle and provide a 12V plug on the other end that can be used with 12V accessories. In order to then convert this for use with a household 110V AC power outlet like it seems like you are wanting to do, you will need to plug in a power inverter like the Scosche InVert Portable Power Inverter # 332-PI130 to the Pollak Outlet. Just note that if you are...
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  • 7-Way to 12 Volt Accessory Adapter Recommendation for Powering Cooler
    The back of the Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter, # PK11896, does accept the type of input that you would plug into a power port/cigarette lighter outlet. You will need to make sure that the 12 volt pin, located in the 1 oclock position (if looking at the face of the 7-Way), is functional. Use a circuit tester, like # PTW2993, to test the pin. With the adapter plugged into the 7-Way, you will be able to plug in a 12 volt accessory. Your brake controller should not have any...
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  • Troubleshooting 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter for a 2010 Ford F-150 Platinum Supercrew
    I recommend using a circuit tester like # 40376 and test the 12-volt pin, located in the 1-o'clock position on your 7-way connector. Also, check the bottom pin which is the ground circuit. I would also check your vehicle fuse panel and make sure that there are not any damaged fuses that could be causing this problem. The wiring in the adapter # PK11896 wasn't designed to be altered. I included a informative article about wiring for you to look at.
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  • How to Power Camper Exterior Lights without Hooking Up to Tow Vehicle
    If you are just wanting a way to power your exterior camper lights without having to hook up to the tow vehicle, your best option will be to wire the lights up to the positive terminal on a trailer mounted battery. You will want to run the wire from the battery to a switch like # PK34571, then from there to a diode # RM-690 and then on to the lights you are wanting to power. Otherwise there isn't really an easy way to plug your camper directly to AC power, as trailer lights and accessories...
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  • How Does the Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter, # PK11896, Work
    If you are looking at the face of the Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter, # PK11896, the top blade contacts the 12 volt power pin on a 7-Way. The bottom pin contacts the ground circuit. This completes the circuit and allows the 12 volt outlet side to work.
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  • Can Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter PK11896 be Used on 2021 Ford Ranger
    Yes the Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter part # PK11896 that you referenced will work on a truck like your 2021 Ford Ranger that has the smart trailer connection. This would simulate a trailer being connected so it would be active.
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  • What Type of Plug Does Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter, # PK11896 Accept
    The back of the Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter, # PK11896, does accept the type of input that you would plug into a power port/cigarette lighter outlet. You will need to make sure that the 12 volt pin, located in the 1 oclock position (if looking at the face of the 7-Way), is functional. Use a circuit tester, like # 40376, to test the pin. With the adapter plugged into the 7-Way, you will be able to plug in a 12 volt accessory.
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  • Connectors to Power an Electric Trailer Winch from a Vehicle Battery
    Pollak 7-Way to 12 volt adapter # PK11896 can handle a 20 to 30 amp power draw but the limiting factor will be if the 7-Way on the vehicle is rated high enough as well. Check the fuse for the 12 volt circuit for the tow package trailer connector to make sure it is also rated high enough. Using an adapter like this is not traditionally how an electric winch is powered. It should have its own connector separate from the trailer connector. We have a help article that covers the different...
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  • Will Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter # PK11896 Work with Blue Sea 1010 Plug
    Your Blue Seas plug 1010 will work with the Pollak 7-Way to 12 Volt Power Outlet Adapter # PK11896. I did not see anything on that Blue Seas plug stating that a special outlet would be needed and the twist to lock feature seems to be exclusive to the plug end. The Pollak outlet locks into a 7-Way the same way that any 7-Way connector does; using the lid of the 7-Way to prevent the outlet from coming out. Rough terrain would also not be a problem assuming of course you are cautious while...
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  • How to Wire Up a Pollak 7-Way to 12-Volt Adapter so that it Only Has Power When in Reverse
    Here is what you could do, you could install a Tow Ready Battery Isolation Solenoid # TR118665 on the 12 volt power circuit of your 7-way so that it would only have power when the reverse light circuit is activated. You would connect the solenoid in line with the 12 volt accessory wire by attaching either side of the circuit on the outer bigger terminals and then running a wire that was tapped into the reverse light circuit on the middle, smaller terminal. This will basically make the...
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  • How to Power Small 12V Air Compressor Using Trailer Connector
    We do indeed have an adapter that will convert your 7-way to a 12V power outlet. You'll need part # PK11896. Or if you'd prefer something a bit more permanent, you could install something like # DG6112VP in the inside wall of the truck bed and simply tap it into that 12 volt feed to the trailer connector.
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  • How To Complete 12 Volt Power Circuit on 2012 Ford F-150 7-Way
    For some reasons a lot of vehicle manufacturers don't complete the 12 volt pin of the 7-way connector. The easiest way to go about doing this is to run a length of 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 (sold by the foot) through a breaker like # 9510 to the positive post of the battery. This allows you to bypass all of the factory wiring issues that you mentioned. Once done the part # PK11896 will be able to install in your 7-way and provide 12 volts.
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  • Adapter to Go From a 7-Way to a 12 Volt Power Outlet
    I did some digging and it looks like the LS tractors sometimes had 7-ways installed on them like RVs. So for an adapter to go from a 7-way to a 12 volt power source you'd just need the part # PK11896 and you'd be set.
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  • Adapter Needed For 12 Volt Accessory Circuit on Vehicle with 5-Way
    A 5-way flat does not normally carry a 12 volt accessory circuit so an adapter for what you are looking for isn't directly available. What you can do is use the part # 37185 though which your 5-way will plug directly into and then will allow you to run the black wire to the positive post of your battery with a 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 (sold by the foot), through a breaker like part # 9510. You could then plug in the part # PK11896 and you'd have a 12 volt power source available...
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