CanBus Multiplex Seven Way Relay..

This little box of tricks was fitted when we had the A Frame wired in. But after 10 years use we think it has a voltage problem.

Has anyone got one of these fitted to the tow electrics or are you just wired straight from light sources on rear lights.
 

poacher

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Have both sorts

In simplistic terms

On the Peugeot (2012 vintage) - used to move the trailer -
the 'CAN Bus relay takes a 12 volt feed straight from battery / other source - and uses the light connections of the relay to trigger which of the lights to send the power to on the 'trailer' lights - CAN wiring does not adequately carry the current to properly power the trailer lights if wired 'direct' - rapid flashers or non-operational lights are two symptoms of CAN wiring not able to cope

The RV is a direct wire - but the size of the US wires (2004) clearly carries enough current to power both the 'towed' through either the A-frame or the trailer lights - depending which is on the back at the time (without needing the additional boost feed provided by the CAN Bus relay)
 
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