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Aarav Chand

Timed vs Proportional Electric Brake Controller

There are a plethora of Brake Controller options available on the market, it is important to understand the intricacies and differences between said brake controllers and the overall impact it may have on your towing experience Controllers we offer:  Reese Brakeman (Timed), Reese Pilot (Timed with LED Readout), Hayman Reese/Tekonsha Guardian iQ (Proportional and detachable), Tekonsha P2 & P3 Prodigy (Proportional, compatible with electric over hydraulic systems)   Timed Vs Proportional: A timed brake controller is very simple in function and offers a braking system which operates through a timed signal being sent when the brakes are pressed. On the other hand, proportional units utilise an accelerometer which detects...

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Rithvik Chand
Wired vs Wireless Portable Brake Controllers

Wired vs Wireless Portable Brake Controllers

Both wired and wireless brake controllers are great options for those who want to tow safely without the commitment of hardwiring a unit to a specific tow vehicle. Here are a few points that may aid your purcahsing decisions when weighing up the pros and cons of wired vs wireless portable systems You can change between both VEHICLE and TRAILER in less than 5 minutes (wireless systems are hardwired to the trailer) Wired connections are much more stable (obviously), the current Bluetooth Technology is not fit for use in safety features and may drop out at any point in time...

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Rithvik Chand
Are Portable Brake Controllers Legal

Are Portable Brake Controllers Legal

Electric Brake Controller Laws Electric brakes are commonly used on caravans and trailers over 750kg but are legally required (*limited alternatives maybe available) on all caravans and trailers with a GTM over 2,000kg. Electric brakes are automatically applied by the brake controller and can also be manually operated via a manual control on the brake controller which is installed within reach of the driver. In order to be compliant with Australian Design Regulations, you must be able to control the signal sent to the trailer brakes at any given time. Failure to do so may void your insurance policy in the case...

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Rithvik Chand
An introduction to Electric Brake Controllers and Trailer Brakes.

An introduction to Electric Brake Controllers and Trailer Brakes.

An Introduction to Electric Brake ControllersWhen you are towing a caravan for the first time, safety is one of the most important things to consider. Therefore, electric brake controllers are an absolute must.All trailers and caravans with a 750kgs GTM or more must be fitted with brakes. Electric brakes are the most common and require a brake controller with connections to the trailer fitted in the tow vehicle.What are electric brake controllers?An electric brake controller is a device that is installed in your vehicle and activates the brakes of your caravan when the towing vehicle's brakes are applied.Why do you...

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