You may have heard about a new type of electric brake controller that is rapidly gaining popularity around Australia. If you’ve found yourself wondering “so what is a wireless electric brake controller and why would I want one?” then you’re in the right place.
If you’ve had any experience using brake controllers on your trailer or caravan in the past you might be aware of the conventional electric brake controller. This type of system is mounted in your dashboard, hard-wired and requires an auto-electrician to make modifications to your tow vehicle. This means that only that particular vehicle in your family or work fleet is then equipped to tow your trailer.
Elecbrakes has revolutionised the towing experience. We’ve developed a wireless electric brake controller that mounts to the trailer itself, rather than the tow vehicle. The device is powered entirely through the standard trailer wiring so does not require any additional auto electrical modifications. The brake response is modified either by an in-car wireless remote control or through the Elecbrakes smartphone app.
Why should I choose a wireless electric brake controller?
This new improved wireless brake controller system has a number of benefits including:
- You don’t need to pay for electric brake controller installation: Anyone can install their own elecbrakes device for free and be up and running in as little as ten minutes.
- A trailer mounted electric brake controller has multi-tow vehicle flexibility: With conventional brake controllers you’re locked into using the one tow vehicle with your trailer. With Elecbrakes, you can tow your load with any appropriate tow vehicle.
- The wireless in car remote control means no tow vehicle modification: Because Elecbrakes is controlled via a wireless remote control, you can easily take it with you to any tow vehicle. This also allows complete in car control without cutting into the dashboard or making any vehicle modifications.
You don’t need to pay for electric brake controller installation
If you’re getting prepared to tow a caravan or heavy trailer you may be asking yourself how much does it cost to install an electric brake controller? If you make the wrong choice, the answer may be ‘quite a lot’.
Getting a conventional brake controller installed can mean having your tow vehicle off the road while you have modifications made by an installer. This electric brake controller installation can quickly become a costly exercise. Not only regarding lost time, but will also involve the expense of paying for this installation in addition to the cost of purchasing the device itself.
You can save yourself this lost time and money by choosing a ‘Plug and Play’ model Elecbrakes electric brake controller. This allows you to mount the controller to your trailer draw bar using a standard drill and screws (or even cable ties if you’re really in a hurry) and simply plug the device into both the trailer cable and rear socket on the tow vehicle. You can be up and running in as little as ten minutes with no installer required.
A trailer mounted electric brake controller has multi tow vehicle flexibility
This benefit is especially relevant to businesses that use trailers in their day-to-day operations as well as trailer hire companies. With an old fashioned hard-wired controller, every tow vehicle in the fleet is required to have their own device installed to tow the same trailer. With Elecbrakes, businesses enjoy the benefits of a much more elegant solution – a completely trailer mounted electric brake controller. This means that the brake controller is mounted and powered completely on the trailer-side and therefore can be towed by any compatible vehicle.
This multi tow vehicle flexibility isn’t only a huge cost savings to businesses but offers great benefits to individuals and families who want to tow a trailer, horse float or caravan and not be restricted to only using one tow vehicle. You can read a detailed explanation of the cost savings achieved by using Elecbrakes in our blog article ‘Are You Paying Too Much To Tow Your Trailer?’.
The wireless in car remote control means no tow vehicle modification
One of the reasons for traditional electric brake controllers being mounted inside the tow vehicle is the need for the vehicle’s occupants to be able to modify the trailer’s brake response while driving. Elecbrakes has revolutionised this system by providing the same in car fine tuning ability through a portable, wireless in car remote.
The remote connects to the trailer mounted device and allows the driver to tweak the electric brake controller’s response while driving with the simple press of a button. The emergency override can also be activated using an intuitive pressure sensitive button on the remote.
This innovation means there is no need to cut into the dashboard or make any modifications to any of the tow vehicle’s used with your trailer. Simply plug your elecbrakes equipped trailer into your tow socket take the wireless remote with you into the vehicle and you’re good to go.
The cost savings, easy installation and multi tow vehicle flexibility offered by Elecbrakes makes this revolutionary wireless electric brake controller the best choice for anyone who wants to tow with the best.
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