Brake Controllers

Brake Controllers

What you tow is important, and so is the safety of your passengers. To ensure your vehicle stops in a safe, smooth, predictable fashion, you'll want a high quality electric trailer brake controller from Draw-Tite, Tekonsha or Hidden Hitch.

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SKU 90195
$152.95

The Tekonsha P3 is a true proportional braking system that is ideal for use with recreational vehicles, utility, equestrian trailers and more.   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
SKU 5100
$41.95

The Draw-Tite Activator has an illuminated LED output indicator and works with 1 and 2 axle trailers.   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 10 to 14 business days.
  • Number of Axles:1 to 4
  • Brake Control Type:Timed
  • Plug and PlayYes
  • Note:2-8 Brakes. Not recommended for use with BMW X5 Sport Utility Vehicles.
  • Instructions:Draw-Tite 5100 Installation Instructions.
  • Manufacturers Part Number:5100
  • UPC: 742512051001
  • MPN: 5100
SKU 90160
$84.95

Tekonsha Primus IQ includes the "Boost" feature that gives users the ability to apply more initial trailer braking when towing heavier trailers.   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
SKU 20191
$82.95

Draw-Tite I-Stop IQ trailer brake control is self-leveling and includes the Boost feature that gives users the ability to apply more initial trailer b...   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 10 to 14 business days.
SKU 5504
$61.95

The Draw-Tite Activator IV requires no leveling and works with 1-4 axle trailers.   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 10 to 14 business days.
  • Number of Axles:1 to 4
  • Brake Control Type:Timed
  • Plug and PlayYes
  • Note:2-8 Brakes
  • Manufacturers Part Number:5504
  • UPC: 016118124019
  • MPN: 5504
SKU 5535
$63.95

The Draw-Tite I-Command Electronic Brake Control is a compact, proportional brake control that requires no leveling with up-front buttons for easy acc...   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 10 to 14 business days.
SKU 80500
$33.95

The Pro Series POD Brake Control is a great choice for your basic economical light-duty towing needs. Work with 1 or 2 axle trailers.   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
  • Number of Axles:1 or 2
  • Brake Control Type:Timed
  • Plug and PlayYes
  • Note:2-4 Brakes
  • Instructions:Click to view.
  • Manufacturers Part Number:80500
  • UPC: 747730033051
  • MPN: 80500
SKU 80550
$48.95

The Pro Series Pilot Brake Contol offers a large easy-to-read dual digital display, shows properly wired control, voltage output to brakes and connect...   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
  • Number of Axles:1 to 3
  • Brake Control Type:Timed
  • Plug and PlayYes
  • Note:2-6 Brakes
  • Instructions:Click to view.
  • Manufacturers Part Number:80550
  • UPC: 747730396033
  • MPN: 80550
SKU 83501
$41.95

The Reese Brakeman Compact has illuminated LED output indicator and slide adjustment output control. Controls 2 to 4 brakes.   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
  • Number of Axles:1 or 2
  • Brake Control Type:Timed
  • Plug and PlayYes
  • Note:2 to 4 brakes
  • Instructions:Reese 83501 Installation Instructions.
  • Manufacturers Part Number:83501
  • UPC: 016118044188
  • MPN: 83501
SKU 83504
$61.95

The Reese Brakeman IV timed brake control has a digital output indicator, up-front push buttons for Sync and Output and requires no leveling.   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
SKU 9030
$70.95

The Tekonsha Voyager incorporates a patented braking sensor and is the best value you'll find for smooth and secure trailer braking.   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
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SKU 90885
$130.95

With the Tekonsha Proportional Brake Control with Prodigy P2 no manual level adjustment is necessary, it adjusts itself to varying terrains as you dri...   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
  • Number of Axles:1 to 4
  • Brake Control Type:Proportional
  • Plug and PlayYes
  • Note:2-8 Brakes (1-4 axle). This control is not designed for use with electric-hydraulic trailer brake systems.
  • Instructions:Tekonsha 90885 Installation Instructioins.
  • UPC: 783192026033
  • MPN: 90885

Safe, Smooth, Predictable Braking With Electric Trailer Brake Controllers

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We know you demand smooth, predictable stopping at all speeds so we offer only the highest quality brake controls on the market. Tekonsha, Draw-tite and Reese Brake Controls are the finest and most popular available today. No matter what you are towing, they will help you stop it. They have been trusted by professional towers and weekend warriors for decades. We stock everything from your basic economical light-duty brake controls to higher end units that can determine your trucks rate of deceleration and then apply the trailer brakes to match.

Trailer brake controllers offer a safe and effective way to control your trailer brakes. They allow the tow vehicle to enable the driver to control how hard and how fast the trailer brakes are applied relative to the vehicle brakes. We offer both Timed Brake Controller and Proportional Brake Controllers

Timed Brake Controller

A Timed Brake Controller has a timer that generates an output signal for your brakes that increases with the amount of time you keep your foot on the brake pedal. The braking to the trailer is applied at a set fixed rate and is not related to foot pedal pressure.

Proportional Brake Controller

A Proportional Brake Controller signals your trailer brakes to stop with the same speed and strength as your vehicle's brakes - even when your backing up your tow vehicle and trailer.

Below are a few popular Trailer Brake Control videos:

This is an installation overview for the Tekonsha P3 Electronic Brake Controller. Tekonsha P3 90195
The Tekonsha Prodigy® RF is the perfect shared-trailer solution. Check out this video for a full product overview! Tekosha Prodigy RF Product Overview - 90250
Tekonsha Voyager 9030 minimizes interference with tow vehicle electrical systems, uses a four wire hook up, has a broad setting range and is compatible with most any vehicle. Tekonsha Voyager 9030 Brake Controller Installation
This video walks you through the installation process of the Primus IQ Bake Control 90160. A totally proportional electric trailer brake control, the new Primus®IQ is self-leveling so no level adjustment is necessary. Installing The Tekonsha Primus IQ Brake Control 90160

View more detailed information on the difference between timed and proportional brake controllers, and which is the best trailer brake controller for your application.

Trailer Brake Controllers Q&A

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Brake controllers allow a tow vehicle to energize and apply trailer brakes. When a trailer is equipped with auxiliary brakes a brake controller is needed to synchronize the tow vehicle with the trailer brakes and control the application pressure.

If your trailer is equipped with brakes you will need a brake controller to energize them. Most states have laws requiring trailer brakes above a certain gross trailer weight rating. Using trailer brakes can greatly improve the towing experience and the way that the trailer behaves.

Generally, a brake controller is mounted within the drivers reach under the dash or in the footwell area. Many vehicles with a tow package will have a factory connector that allows you to purchase and adaptor kit for a plug and play installation.

All brake controllers use a 4-wire setup and can be hardwired to the vehicle. One end will connect to the controller and the other end is a 4 wire pigtail. 3 wires will be spliced to the existing wiring and one ran to the rear of the tow vehicle for the trailer connector.

A time delay controller is best for someone who tows infrequently. They have a lower cost and can be mounted in any position. They will be more user friendly but have fewer options for setting.

A proportional controller is best for a frequent tower. These will lower wear and tear on the trailer and make towing more comfortable by matching the braking force of the truck and trailer. Proportional controllers will have a higher cost and more options and they must be mounted correctly for the sensors to work.

Depending on the controller, you can control up to 4 axles or 8 brakes.

Not all brake controllers will work with electric over hydraulic brakes. You would have to purchase one that does like Tekonsha P3 #90195.

Time activated brake controllers apply the brakes with a set initial force and increase the force over a period, typically 3 seconds until it is at full power. This will have no relation to the pedal force or the direction of vehicle travel.

No. Because a time activated controller does not have any sensors to account for it can be mounted in any position

A proportional brake controller has a sensor that will determine the braking force of the tow vehicle and match the braking force of the trailer with the tow vehicle. Some models may have extra features built in for towing multiple trailers.

Yes. Most will need to be leveled and in line with the travel of the tow vehicle. This is a requirement for the internal sensors to work correctly.

Cost: A time delay controller is simpler and therefore a lower priced option. Braking Performance: A time delay controller does not factor in the braking force the tow vehicle is using. In an emergency stop situation a proportional will know that more brake pressure is needed. Wear and Tear: A time delay controller can put more braking demand on the tow vehicle until it has ramped up voltage. A proportional will match the braking pressure and allow both to wear more evenly. Mounting: Time delay controllers can be mounted anywhere in any position as long as you can access the controller for settings. A proportional must be mounted in the direction of vehicle travel so the pendulum sensor can read the braking pressure.


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