Trailer Towing Safety: 6 Great Electronic Brake Controllers

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are over 50,000 accidents every year related to towing. Towing a trailer is extremely dangerous and you must know what you’re doing prior to getting behind the wheel. Trailer sway is a serious problem that can lead to devastating injuries on the roads.

It’s important to note that weight distribution systems are recommended if the trailer’s weight is more than 50% of the towing vehicle’s weight. Additionally, electronic brake controllers are essential in order to remain safe on the roadways while towing a trailer.

Here are some of the best electronic brake controllers on the market:

Genesis Brake Controller

    • Compatible with 2, 4, 6, or 8 electric brakes.
    • Automatically can level with the road’s incline or decline.
    • Contains boost features for variable towing loads.

G2 Brake Boss Controller

    • Easy to use manual activation level (applies full power to trailer brakes).
    • Liquid crystal display, showing digital reading for braking power and modes.
    • Contains all functional capability of the Genesis controller, plus even more features.

Energize III Plus Brake Controller

    • Compatible with 2, 4, or 6 electric brakes
    • Applies smooth and fast promotional stopping performance with extra control and power.
    • Options for manual and automatic trailer braking.

Air Actuated Brake Controller

    • Provides smooth and promotional braking to towing vehicles with air brake systems.
    • Compatible with 2, 4, 6, or 8 electric brakes.
    • Automatic or manual operation of the trailer’s braking system.

Endeavor Brake Controller

    • Compatible with 4, 6, or 8 electric brakes.
    • Equipped with digital display, enabling driver to view power percentage, voltage, and current.
    • For use with electric and electric over hydraulic brakes.

Syncronizer Brake Controller

    • Compatible with 2 or 4 electric brakes.
    • Recommended for light-duty trailers.
    • Built-in automatic current limiter protection from trailer brake wiring shorts.

Brake controllers and trailer sway systems can help keep you and your family safe during towing-related road trips. If you want to learn more about the importance of controlling trailer sway and find some quality electronic brake controllers, give Hayes Towing Electronics a call right away.