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Old April 20th, 2015, 03:33 PM
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Sankey grounding

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Have a sankey that ever time I hook up the pigtail I blow my alternator voltage regulator.
Figuring it could be missing a ground,went looking and couldn't find one.

Any ideas on how to set a ground?

Also, it has the military plug
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Old April 20th, 2015, 03:40 PM
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Not sure where to post this.

Have a sankey that ever time I hook up the pigtail I blow my alternator voltage regulator.
Figuring it could be missing a ground,went looking and couldn't find one.

Any ideas on how to set a ground?
the ground, I believe is on the Skankey and loops to the vehicle. I'd research the internet for a wiring diagram. Don't the lights direct contact with the trailer...thats one then a loop back.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 03:47 PM
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Thanks for your reply,
I've looked using, earthing & grounding,looking at what threads are available but not much out there for this.

Vehicle is grounded excellent but keeps popping the regulator.

Though I'd try here to see what some might suggest or done.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 04:14 PM
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Google "sankey wiring schematic...."

D and K pins are grounds. You need to crawl under and look at the trailer end of its wiring harness. It goes into a connector block and these die with age. Find the ground and make sure it connects properly to the trailer body. Of course, make sure the truck end of D and L are well grounded.

You sure your trailer is not setup for 24V?

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Old April 20th, 2015, 04:15 PM
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With any other trailer its ok?

When faced with trailer wiring problems usually on recently bought ones, I've been known to rip out the birds nest from the trailer and start fresh
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Old April 20th, 2015, 04:19 PM
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With any other trailer its ok?
How many other trailers is he going to have access to that use the NATO plug?
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Old April 20th, 2015, 04:25 PM
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Dang...missed that bit....
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Old April 20th, 2015, 06:19 PM
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Thanks for replys and suggestions, going to be a real job as every wire is white.
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