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Universal Electrics

What are    Universal Electrics?

Universal Electrics are a cheaper towbar electrics option that are more suited to older vehicles where a dedicated kit is not an option.

Universal electrics connect to electrical feeds from the vehicles rear lighing loom using tap connectors (Scotchloks) or solder, which are then often amplified by a ‘bypass relay’ and then sent down to the trailer socket to operate the lights on yout trailer when it is connected.

Universal Electrics Disadvantages:

Universal electrics have many disadvantages over Dedicated Electrics including:

• Invalidation of vehicle warranty
• Hidden from vehicle, No safety feaures enabled
• Invasive wiring
• Can be unreliable
• Can wear out (moving parts)