Electric Brakes for Trailers with Air Brakes
If you’re in need of quality electric trailer brake controllers, you’ve come to the right place! In addition to having a powerful vehicle with enough horse and towing power, safety should always be a top priority throughout the towing process. If your trailer begins to sway, you and everyone else on the road could be in serious danger.
f you’re in need of quality electric trailer brake controllers, you’ve come to the right place! In addition to having a powerful vehicle with enough horse and towing power, safety should always be a top priority throughout the towing process. If your trailer begins to sway, you and everyone else on the road could be in serious danger. Similarly, your vehicle and trailer braking systems needs to be fully functional in order to avoid these catastrophic roadway incidents.That’s where Hayes Towing Electronics comes in.
Electric trailer brake controllers are devices that can be installed in the cab of your towing vehicle and activate your trailer’s electric (or electric-over-hydraulic) brakes when you are braking while driving. There are all kinds of electric trailer brake controllers available, and they differ in everything from appearance to the number of brakes they can control. However, all of these devices can be divided into two main categories: proportional or time delayed.
Proportional brake controllers can actually sense when your vehicle begins to slow or is stopping. Once the device is aware of the upcoming stop, it automatically applies the trailer’s brakes with the same exact intensity. So if you are coming to a safe and gradual stop, the trailer’s brake will press at the same slow level. Conversely, if you’re attempting to avoid a crash and are forced to slam on your vehicle’s brakes, the trailer’s brakes will slam down with the same intensity.
Time-delayed brake controllers activate the trailer’s braking system with a predetermined power output and rate of application (sync). With this type of device, there is a bit of a delay between when you initially apply the brakes in your vehicle and the time the controller reacts; the amount of time the delay lasts can be adjust with the sync setting.
At Hayes Towing Electronics, our air actuated electric trailer brake controllers provide smooth brake actuation throughout the driving process. Additionally, this device can operate two, four, six, and even eight electric brakes for your trailer; has a manual or automatic braking operation; comes equipped with hazard flashers; and has a one-year limited warranty.
Avoid roadway towing incidents: The importance of quality trailer air brake controllers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are over 50,000 roadway accidents related to towing every year across the United States. Unfortunately, over the last 20 years, over 400 people have lost their lives in accidents involving utility trailers towed by passenger vehicles, costing the U.S. economy roughly $2 billion every year.
Luckily, the majority of these roadway incidents are preventable. And that’s where our team at Hayes Towing Electronics comes in.
Whether you’re towing a trailer with the family for a camping trip or are hauling heavy equipment for work, you need to ensure that your vehicle and trailer are as secure as possible. First, you need to drive a truck that’s powerful enough to safely carry heavy loads. Additionally, you need to make sure your towing vehicle is functioning properly and can withstand long drives in rough terrain and inclement weather.
But the best way to ensure roadway safety and avoid towing related accidents is to equip your vehicle with quality trailer air brake controllers.
Air brake controllers are devices that can be installed in the cab of your truck and will activate your trailer’s electric or electric-over-hydraulic brakes whenever you have to hit the brakes during your drive. Being able to effectively stop while hauling a heavy trailer is essential and can end up saving you, your family, your vehicle, and anyone else out on the road.
There are a variety of trailer air brake controllers available, differing in many ways, including appearance and the number of brakes they control. These air brake controllers can be broken down into two main categories: time-delayed and promotional.
These devices activate your trailer’s braking system with predetermined power output and rate of application. There is a slight delay between applying the brakes initially and the time it takes for the controller to react, but that can be adjusted for optimal performance with the sync setting.
These devices sense whenever your truck slows down or is stopping. As soon as the device is aware of the stopping, it automatically applies the trailer’s brakes with the exact intensity as the towing vehicle. For example, if you’re coming to a gradual stop, your trailer’s brake will be applied at the same slow level. Conversely, if you’re attempting to avoid a roadway collision and slam on your truck’s brakes, your trailer’s brakes will activate with the same intensity.
If you want to learn more about our electric trailer air brake controllers or any of our additional services and products, give us a call today!
Our entire team at Hayes Towing Electronics look forward to hearing from you and ensuring that you have a safe ride wherever you go!
If you want to learn more about any of our services or purchase quality electric trailer brake controllers, give us a call today!
We look forward to hearing from you!