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Sankey trailer on 7 pin electrics 110 on 12 pin NATO Adapter?

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Hi guys, so I’ve went and bought a Sankey and very nice it is too! Then discovered it’s a 7 pin socket that on it and my 110 has the 12 pin NATO socket. I thought I’d cracked it as I have an adapter up the loft but the 13 pin is too bulky for the 110 and won’t slide on. 

Does anyone know of an adapter that works? I don’t really want to mess about ret-wiring. 

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It’s too bulky, it won’t go into the landy’s 13 pin socket. 

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Thinking your 110 being ex army fire service [according to your note in signature line]  has the NATO trailer socket, so the euro 13 pin won't fit. put some photo's up so we can see what the problem is 

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If you put in 13 pin to 7 pin adapter into e bay it comes up with several different types regards Stephen

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The circumference of the adapter won’t go into the NATO plug. I’ve had a good search but all I can see is the same adapters. Unless I see a 7 pin (from trailer) and a male 13 pin (to landy) 

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Just discovered the NATO socket has 12 pins. 

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I don’t think civvy and military towing equipment are compatible. 

Unless you’re towing a lot of military trailers I’d fit a standard 7-pin socket (or the new 13-pin euro one) to the vehicle.

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Can't remember how to do a link but designdevelopmenteng.co.uk do a 7pin to 12 pin nato adapter but it's around £70 regards Stephen

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I had the same problem (even worse in New Zealand where it's hard to get anything off-beat).  The adaptors I found on the internet were even more expensive than that too.  In the end, I just wired in a second plug.  It took less time and a lot less money than finding an adaptor!

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8 minutes ago, Stellaghost said:

Can't remember how to do a link but designdevelopmenteng.co.uk do a 7pin to 12 pin nato adapter but it's around £70 regards Stephen

Yes seen that one but no guarantee it’ll fit into the NATO socket so it’s too big a gamble. 

I don’t want to re wire unless it’s a plug and play option. 👍

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I think you can disconnect the towing socket wiring at the bullet connectors by the rear lights. 

You could make up your own loom. 

Otherwise I am certain the 12 pin converter would fit. 

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5 minutes ago, Bowie69 said:

I think you can disconnect the towing socket wiring at the bullet connectors by the rear lights. 

You could make up your own loom. 

Otherwise I am certain the 12 pin converter would fit. 

£84 for an adapter..... I know I’m scottish but even that’s a bit steep. 

 I’ll need to look into a 7 pin socket onto the landy..... I’m guessing a specialist might even do it for less than the cost of the adapter. 

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There's wiring diagrams on the military lightweight forum that may assist you to do it yourself regards Stephen

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2 hours ago, DC_ said:

Just discovered the NATO socket has 12 pins. 

No compatability, you will have to do one of 2 things

Convert 110 to civvy socket which would be the easiest 

Find a NATO plug for the trailer, these are not easy to find. 

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Thanks for the help as always guys, I reckon the way forward is to fit a civvy socket 12N to the 110. 

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That's the quickest way, you can connect into the right rear corner lighting connections where the loom from the NATO socket is connected in to vehicle, it would be a tidy solution. 

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Ralph I’m assuming the connectors are above the rear crossmember on the offside rear? Are they plug ins ? Been in there a while ago but it’s vague 

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remove the cover panel inside right rear corner of the load bay, all the wiring is there, should all be bullet connections.

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5 minutes ago, western said:

remove the cover panel inside right rear corner of the load bay, all the wiring is there, should all be bullet connections.

I’ll have a swatch as soon as I’m free, can’t actually remember a cover etc inside the cab 

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Not in cab in the rear of load area in the corner below the small window to right of rear door. 

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Just to be clear - you don't have to choose one or another.  By tapping into the wires in the location mentioned above, you can have two types of trailer plug fitted at the same time, as I do.  Any half decent sparkie could do the job in half an hour.  Bound to be cheaper than those expensive adaptors and easier to use too.

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1 hour ago, deep said:

Just to be clear - you don't have to choose one or another.  By tapping into the wires in the location mentioned above, you can have two types of trailer plug fitted at the same time, as I do.  Any half decent sparkie could do the job in half an hour.  Bound to be cheaper than those expensive adaptors and easier to use too.

I like the sound of that Deep. Does anyone have a diagram or list of what wire goes where into the 7 pin socket from the NATO wiring? 

Where did you mount your secondary socket? 

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