Electric brake systems consist of components mounted both on the tow vehicle and the trailer. For these systems to operate properly, the trailer wiring end plug on the trailer must match the wiring pattern of the mating plug on the tow vehicle. The most common plug types for electric brake trailers are the 6-pole round pin and 7-pole RV flat blade connectors. An ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROLLER must be properly mounted at the dash area of the tow vehicle. The brake controller allows for adjustment of braking strength and also offers a manual brake control for emergency braking. Some controllers are available with a pre-wired quick connect plug for easy installation on select late model vehicles that have a factory tow prep package. Be certain to follow the installation instructions and to use the proper gauge wire and circuit breaker size when installing a brake controller on your tow vehicle.
The trailer side of an electric brake system consists of left & right ELECTRIC BRAKE ASSEMBLIES, drum & hub assemblies, EMERGENCY BREAKAWAY KIT-(battery w/box, breakaway switch, trickle charger) and end plug connector.
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