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An electrical connection is made between the tractor and the trailer through a cable often referred to as a pigtail. This cable is a bundle of wires in a single casing. Each wire controls one of the electrical circuits on the trailer, such as running lights, brake lights, turn signals, etc. A straight cable would break when the rig went around corners, so a coiled cable is used which retracts these coils when not under tension. It is these coils that cause the cable to look like a pigtail.
In most countries, a trailer or semi-trailer must have minimum:
- 2 rear lights (red)
- 2 stop lights (red)
- 2 turning lights; one for right and one for left, flashing (amber; red optional in North America)
- 2 marking lights behind if wider than certain specifications (red; plus a group of 3 red lights in the middle in North America)
- 2 marking lights front if wider than the truck or wider than certain specifications (white; amber in North America)
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