Is the cost of electric brake controller installation holding you back from buying your own controller? You may be thinking that you don’t have the know how of electric brake controller wiring to install it yourself. And you might not want the expense and time off the road that professional installation would entail. Elecbrakes has solved this dillema with a zero cost, ‘plug and play’ electric brake controller installation option.
The plug and play installation provides the smooth, proportional brake control you’ve come to expect from our trailer-wired device. The only change is the way the device is installed. The plug and play model requires no wiring into the trailer at all. It can simply be plugged into the tow vehicle’s trailer connection.
Benefits of a Plug and Play Electric Brake Controller
Elecbrakes plug and play electric brake controller comes with waterproof connecters and pre-wired adaptors. It completely removes the need to manually splice Elecbrakes into the trailer’s existing circuits. Here are some of the key benefits offered by Elecbrake’s plug and play installation:
10 Minute Electric Brake Controller Installation
The tow vehicle mounted brake controllers offered by our competitors need to be hard wired into the tow vehicle. This requires the services of an auto-electrician. Which can an an extra electric brake controller installation cost. It also might mean that your car is off the road for a day or more.
With Elecbrakes’ plug and play option you can be on the road in as little as ten minutes. Simply mount the unit to your trailer, plug the adaptor into your tow vehicle’s trailer socket and you’re good to go.
No Tow Vehicle Modification Required
Elecbrakes trailer mounted solution means that there is no tow-vehicle modification required. This saves you the time and the cost of an installation. It also keeps your truck in pristine condition with no need to cut into the dash. No hard wiring means no extra holes in the rear of the vehicle for additional cables to be accomodated.
Powered entirely from standard trailer wiring
One of Elecbrakes’ key features is the fact that it’s only mounted to the trailer. When you install your plug and play brake controller you don’t have to worry about any additional power supply. Although, the device will make use of an auxiliary power feed if it’s wired into the tow vehicle’s socket.
Once you connect the plug and play adaptor to the trailer’s cord and then plug the other end of the adaptor into the vehicle’s socket, all the power requirements are taken care of. Smart software engineering powers every Elecbrakes system and delivers a revolutionary efficiency in managing the existing amperage in the trailer’s loom. This means that Elecbrakes is able to provide sufficient amperage to the brake magnets in an electric brake system using only standard trailer wiring, without the need for hard wiring into the tow vehicle.
For a detailed explanation see the blog article: Can standard trailer wiring power electric brakes?
Installing Plug and Play Brake Controller
Installing an Elecbrakes electric brake controller with our plug and play adaptor is so easy that anyone can do it. There’s just three simple steps:
- Mount the electric brake controller onto the trailer draw bar.
- Plug the electric brake controller into the trailer cable and the tow car socket.
- Connect the electric brake controller using the free Elecbrakes smartphone app.
You can read a more detailed step by step demonstration here of our 10 minute Electric brake controller installation with Elecbrakes.
Electric brake controller installation cost
Having a conventional brake controller installed might keep your tow vehicle off the road while costly modifications are made by an auto electrician. The cost of this installation can add up. Not only will you need to pay for the time of the installer but you would also need to arrange for a replacement vehicle while yours is off the road.
A plug and play elecbrakes installation costs no money at all. You can simply mount the controller to your trailer draw bar using any standard drill and screws (or even cable ties if you’re really in a hurry). Then all you need to do is plug the device in and you’re good to go. No electric brake controller wiring. No electric brake controller installation cost.
Which Electric Brake Controller Is Best?
Elecbrakes has revolutionised the towing experience with our wireless electric brake controller that mounts to the trailer instead of the tow vehicle. Furthermore, our plug and play option has made this trailer mounted brake controller even more user friendly. We did this by delivering a completely DIY option that anyone can install. The device is powered entirely through the standard trailer wiring, and therefore does not require any additional auto electrical modifications. Meanwhile, the brake response is modified either by an in-car wireless remote control or through the Elecbrakes smartphone app.
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