If you’ve only ever towed small car trailers then you’ve probably never had to worry about having a trailer breakaway system. For Elecbrakes customers and anyone towing a trailer above 2000kg GTM, however, understanding your obligations in regards to a breakaway unit becomes an important consideration.
Have you ever found yourself asking – “do I need an electric brake controller?”. For many trailer users, the answer is yes. If you’re towing between 751kg and 2,000kg of loaded weight you’ll need braking on both wheels on at least one axle. From 2,001kg up to 4,500 kg of loaded weight you’ll need braking
People often ask us “how is it possible to draw enough amps from standard trailer wiring to power electric trailer brakes?”. Until the invention of Elecbrakes, a common assumption was that a trailer side power supply configuration was not possible.
Traditionally electric brake controllers had to be hard-wired into your tow vehicle. That meant every time you wanted to change cars, let a friend borrow your caravan, or trailer, or hire out your caravan or trailer, the tow vehicle had to have a brake controller fitted as well. Well not any more. Designed for Australian
Elecbrakes is all about the freedom to tow. In Australia we don’t like rules and we don’t like limitations. The beauty of the Lucky Country lies in doing your thing, your way, and bugger all those who try to stop you. That’s the guiding principle behind a product like Elecbrakes. Let’s face it, most trailers