What Is An Electric Brake Controller And Why Do You Need It?

An electric brake controller activates the trailer’s brakes. The brake controller sets the timing and level of power output to the trailer brakes when activated by pressing the brake pedal in the vehicle.
  • Ensures Safety
  • Smoother braking
  • Provides More Control
  • On & Off-Road Functions
  • Modern Vehicle Compatibility
What is an Electric Brake Controller

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Electric Brake Controller Type Comparision

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We mainly stock the Tow-Pro Elite V3 Hybrid Electric Brake Controller, but we are able to get both Time-Activated & Proportional Brake Controllers depending on your needs and requirements.

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REDARC Tow-Pro Elite V3

Does your trailer have electric brakes? Then you'll need an electric brake controller. REDARC's Tow-Pro Elite V3 is Jack Frost electric brake controller of choice.

With proportional mode inertia sensing for highway commutes, you can ensure your electric trailer brake controller will initiate safe, controlled braking when the time arises.

The REDARC Tow-Pro Electric Brake Controllers are designed to suit most common trailer braking applications.

TowPro Elite Electric Brake Controllers

Frequently Asked Questions

Need a little more information? Here are the most frequently asked questions when it comes to electric brake controllers.

What is an electric brake controller?

An electric brake controller is a control unit that allows you to control the trailer brakes from the driver’s seat and automatically applies the trailer brakes when the tow vehicles brakes are applied.

How does an electric brake controller work?

An electric brake controller is a device that sends a signal from your vehicle’s brakes through the 7-pin hook-up on your hitch, to your trailer. Your trailer has brakes already, but they won’t work unless you install a brake controller who can interpret the signal.

Do I need an electric brake controller installed on my vehicle?

You will need a brake controller fitted to your vehicle if the trailer you are towing has an electric or electric over hydraulic brakes installed on it.

How do I test if my electric brake controller is working?

We suggest pressing the override/emergency braking while travelling at low speed to confirm that everything is connected and electric brake are been activated.

What size wire should be used for an electric brake controller?

Every Electric brake controller manufacturer has the specifics in their fitting instructions. This however is normally 5mm automotive cable or 2.90mm² cable.

Which electric brake controller is best?

We highly recommend the RedArc TowPro Elite V3 as it is less intrusive in the vehicle and is fully automatic.

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