ElecBrakes Wireless Bluetooth Electric Brake Controller available on AfterPay. We deliver Australia-wide! – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth.
Do you need to tow a caravan/boat/trailer but dont want to permanently wire in a brake contoller?! This is your answer!!
The Elecbrake ELBC2000-PS brake controller is a trailer mounted proportional brake controller. The device can be used with the Plug and Play adapters or hardwired to the trailers electrical circuits with a Leader. The device is fitted with an IP68 connector. Allows compliance with ADR38/05.
How Does It Work?
- Smooth proportional braking
- Trailer-mounted for multi tow vehicle use
- ‘Plug & Play’: 10 minute DIY install
- Australian Made
If you are purchasing an Elecbrakes unit to use with your boat trailer, please read this first: Boat trailer requirements Tab.
10 Reasons Why Elecbrakes Is The Best Electric Brake Controller In Australia
1. TRAILER MOUNTED BRAKE CONTROLLER FOR MULTI TOW VEHICLE FLEXIBILITY
Unlike traditional electric brake controllers, Elecbrakes is not hard- wired into the tow vehicle. Instead it is a completely trailer mounted brake controller solution.
2. EASY 10 MINUTE ELECTRIC BRAKE CONTROLLER INSTALLATION
Elecbrakes requires no wiring into the trailer at all and can simply be plugged into the tow vehicle’s trailer connection. Ready to pair with the in-car remote in as little as 10 minutes.
3. KEEP SAVING MONEY OVER THE LIFETIME OF YOUR TRAILER
Elecbrakes customers only invest in one unit per trailer which can then be used by an unlimited number of tow vehicles without any modifications or cost.
4. CUSTOMISABLE PRESET PROGRAMS FOR EASY USER CALIBRATION
Trailer towing really isn’t a one-size-fits- all operation. Elecbrakes provides five customisable preset programs for quick future use by anyone towing that trailer.
5. SMARTPHONE APP FOR EASY PROGRAM MODIFICATION AND DEVICE MONITORING
Our smartphone app provides all the functionality of our wireless in-car remote as well as an intuitive setup process to connect the brake controller and a host of other useful features.
6. WIRELESS IN-CAR REMOTE
The Elecbrakes in-car remote allows the user to conveniently alter the brake response on their wireless electric brake controller at the push of a button.
7. POWERED ENTIRELY FROM STANDARD TRAILER WIRING
Thanks to smart software engineering, Elecbrakes is able to provide sufficient amperage to the brake magnets in an electric brake system using only standard trailer wiring.
8. BEST ELECTRIC OVER HYDRAULIC BRAKE CONTROLLER
The most effective marine friendly brake system available is an electric over hydraulic setup. Elecbrakes allows fine tuning of the brake controller operation by providing programmable brake response programs.
9. RUGGED, DURABLE DESIGN CREATED FOR AUSTRALIAN CONDITIONS
Elecbrakes has been specially designed to withstand all the extremes of Australia’s wild weather variations. Your electric brake controller kit will continue working perfectly in rain, hail or shine.
10. OWNED, DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN AUSTRALIA
We’re proud to be part of the great aussie towing tradition. We’re passionate about giving back to the community by designing, manufacturing and keeping ownership of Elecbrakes here in Australia.
How does Elecbrakes Work?
The trailer brakes are activated by the Elecbrakes unit when the driver applies the brake pedal in the tow vehicle. The trailer brakes are applied with a proportional degree of force based on how hard the tow vehicle is braked.
What Happens If The Bluetooth Connection Drops out?
Elecbrakes searches at 2/100th of a second. The unit will reconnect, however the loss of Bluetooth connectivity does not impact the ability of the trailer to brake. Elecbrakes always brakes the trailer and will continue to work at the last settings set. The only functionality that would be hampered in this case would be the program change and manual override button from the remote. If the connection was to drop out the driver could pull over and reconnect. But it is very rare that this would happen.
What Trailers Can Elecbrakes Work With?
The brake controller will work on all trailers up to 4500kg ATM that have electric or electric over hydraulic braking systems. This includes but is not limited to caravans, camper trailers, toy haulers, tradie trailers, equipment hire trailers, agricultural trailers, car trailers, boat trailers and horse floats. Using the standard wiring setup Elecbrakes supports braking on two axles, with all wheels braked.
How Does Elecbrakes Power The Brakes On The Trailer?
We use the available amperage from both the tail light and brake light circuits. These circuits are 10 amps each. A magnet has a maximum draw of 4 amps as rated by the manufacturers. We limit the amp draw to 8 amps on each circuit. This allows us to support braking on a dual axle trailer all wheels braked in the standard wiring mode.
Is It Legal To Tow Using An Elecbrakes System? / Is Elecbrakes Legal In All States?
A Brake Controller is required to adhere to the relevant ADR standards in order to be legal. Elecbrakes allows a trailer towing up to 4500Kg ATM to comply. The laws around trailer braking can be found in the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) The ADR pertaining to service brake requirements is 38/05.
Elecbrakes meets the requirements of ADR 38/05, where by means of the control signal we can progressively increase and decrease the brake settings from the driver’s seat. This is done via the in car remote control.
Boat Trailer Requirements Tab
Brake controllers do NOT supply the operating power to the actuator, only the braking response. Please see the instructions supplied by your actuator manufacturer for their recommended power supply method.
Boat trailers using the electric over hydraulic actuator system to operate the hydraulic braking system on the trailer require an electric brake controller to operate.
The most common actuators also require that the brake controller is capable of proportional voltage output. In addition the actuator will require its own power source to operate. This could be in the existing trailer plug via an auxiliary circuit from the tow vehicles battery, or an Anderson plug. Please refer to the wiring guide for the required amperage supply required by the actuator to operate.
If the vehicle is a 24 volt system then the brake controller will regulate this input to manage 12 volt variable output as required at the actuator (as long as it has multivolt capability). Elecbrakes has this multivolt capability and is compatible with both 12 and 24 volt tow vehicles.
Just to reiterate, brake controllers do NOT supply the operating power to the actuator, only the braking response. If you are unsure whether you have a power supply for your actuator please confirm with your actuator supplier before purchasing an Elecbrakes unit.