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7 pin plug amperage rating?

BCwestcoast
Explorer
Explorer

How many amps can a guy shove through a 7 pin connector before things start to melt?

 

This question isn't to be confused with how many amps can the stock truck circuit supply.

I am adding a 7 pin plug to the front of the truck bed. Connected to pin 1 will be an 8ga ground wire.

Connected to pin 4 will be an 8ga +12V wire connected to the battery under the hood through a continuous duty solenoid. The solenoid will be controlled by one of the auxiliary switches set as ignition on.

 

Intended purpose is to charge the slide in camper battery with the solenoid providing the isolation that isn't present with the factory 7 pin 12V charging circuit.

A secondary thought is powering a small winch which is the reasoning behind the 8ga wire and my question on how many amps a plug will handle.

 

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Nomad
Nomad

Most UL Approved electrical connectors will have there rating embossed on them or on a sticker applied to them.

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Nomad
Nomad

Most UL Approved electrical connectors will have there rating embossed on them or on a sticker applied to them.