“Can you go to the back of the trailer and check if the indicator is working when I turn it on?” Reply: “No, the indicator isn’t working; the stop light has come on instead!”
The stressful task of troubleshooting and searching for the wrong assignment starts now. This is usually a process of elimination that requires a second person who always finds themselves shouting instructions. An endless back and forth that clearly needs to stop. We have the solution – a tester that can be used by one person and is suitable for independent testing of vehicles and trailers or, put simply, the trailer test case 95980571.
Trailer test case – “can it fix it?”
No, the error itself cannot be remedied by our new trailer test case, also known as “indicator”. What it can do is reliably show where the error is, saving valuable time – the indicator enables both the assignment of the trailer socket and the light function of the trailer to be verified by just one person. It replaces and simulates the towing vehicle or the trailer as desired. The user can have the lighting signals of the vehicle displayed on the remote control or use the remote control to activate all lights on the trailer.
Testing the lighting on the trailer – here’s how it’s done
No vehicle is required to test the trailer as the case has an independent power supply.
Place the case in a safe location on firm ground near to the trailer that requires checking.
In order to connect to the trailer, the appropriate socket must be chosen in the case: 7 or 13-pin socket.
Now, plug the trailer cable into the intended socket to establish a connection between the trailer and the test case.
Next, switch the test case on by activating the “test case ON” switch.
Take the remote control out of the case and switch it on.
The red button enables you to choose between the vehicles or trailers that require checking. As long as the test mode for the trailer is selected, you can toggle through the individual trailer lighting testing phases using the white button.
Check the remote-controlled lights on the trailer simultaneously to confirm whether the lights are working correctly.
Checking the lighting on the vehicle
An additional function of the case is checking the trailer socket assignment.
To do this, plug the 7 or 13-pin connector for PC trailer sockets into the trailer socket of the vehicle that requires checking. The information will then be transferred between the transmitter and the test case wirelessly.
Activate the remote control and toggle through the individual light functions at the vehicle control lever to check the trailer socket for correct cabling and connectors.
Whether or not the controlled lights are working properly will be indicated when the corresponding LED display lights up on the remote control.
As you can see, the trailer test case helps you to find errors in the assignment with ease and helps you get to the bottom of the issue as quickly as possible. All these steps are summarised for you again in our user video:
If you have questions about the indicator or about our new intelligent trailer lighting system, LEDs’inno, our sales group in Germany would love to hear from you (+49 (0) 6104/ 608 250), or you can just leave a comment on this blog post.