Elecbrakes is the electric brake controller revolutionising towing in Australia and New Zealand. Delivering unparalleled performance, safety, and flexibility, this trailer-mounted solution is compatible with any tow vehicle.
Suitable for caravans, trailers, horse floats, and boat trailers, our 10-minute Plug and Play setup eliminates the need to modify your tow vehicle. Complete with custom presets and a smooth proportional brake response, it's time for a seamless towing experience.Why Elecbrakes
- Smooth proportional braking
- ‘Plug & Play: 10-minute DIY install
- Trailer-mounted for multi-tow vehicle use
- Australian Made
- 2 Years Warranty
How It Works
Elecbrakes is a trailer-mounted electric brake controller, wired directly into the trailer's electrical circuit via an easy-to-use “Plug & Play” adaptor. Elecbrakes draw power from the taillight circuit as well as the brake light circuit ensuring sufficient power is available for up to two braked axles.
Get Elecbrakes delivered to your door and install them yourself with no special skills required. Simply Plug and Play to be ready for your next holiday!
NOTE: Plug and Play adapter is sold separately, you can purchase one HERE.
Here’s how easy it is to install an electric brake controller with Elecbrakes
1. Mount the device onto the trailer drawbar
Elecbrakes make it easy to install an electric brake controller. All you need is your electric brake controller kit, an electric drill, a 2-3mm drill bit, a No. 2 Phillips head driver, a marker pen, and lubricant.
The Elecbrakes device can be mounted in various locations on the trailer. Just remember to place the device close enough to the trailer plug for it to be connected to both the trailer and the tow vehicle. We recommend mounting the device on either the inside or outside of the trailer drawbar.
Step 1) Hold the device in the desired position and mark the drill holes for mounting on the drawbar.
Step 2) Pre-drill the holes using a 2-3mm drill bit.
Step 3) Lubricate screws before tightening.
Step 4) Place the unit in position and mount it with your drill using self-tapping screws and a No. 2 Phillips head driver bit.
2. Plug the loom into the trailer connection
The plug-and-play version of the Elecbrakes device has identical functionality to the hardwired version. The difference is that it comes with waterproof connectors and the adaptors are pre-wired. This takes away any requirement for the user to splice Elecbrakes into the trailer’s existing circuits.
To connect your device simply plug the trailer lead into the pre-wired adaptor and then plug the adaptor into the tow vehicle’s trailer port.
3. Connect the Device using a smartphone app
After mounting your Elecbrakes device to your trailer drawbar, all you have to do is connect to the controller with the smartphone app and you’re good to go.
Step 1) Turn on your car headlights (to supply power to the Elec brakes device) and launch the app.
Step 2) The app will open the search screen and display ‘…LOOKING FOR DEVICE.’
Step 3) When the connection is complete the circle on the screen will change to a blue tick icon.
Step 4) To test the connection simply press down on the tow vehicle’s brake pedal and the circle on the screen will change to a bright red. This indicates that the brake controller is working and the trailer brakes are being activated.
Step 5) Release your foot off the brake pedal and the circle on-screen returns to a blue tick icon.
For the ultimate on-the-go brake response adjustment, our customers love the Elecbrakes in-car remote control. Once you have connected your device simply power up your remote and it will automatically connect to your brake controller. It will display a tick on the screen when connected.
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