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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Tekonsha Breakaway Kit - Replacement Battery 2023
SKU 2023
$21.95

Breakaway Kit Replacement Battery. 12 volt, 5 amp-hr sealed battery. Works on single, tandem and tri-axle trailers equipped with electric brakes.   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
  • Battery Included:Yes
  • Note:For proper performance of a breakaway system, battery must be maintained at a minimum of 80% capacity or greater. Electrical components should be replaced every 3 to 5 years.
  • UPC: 030999739919
  • MPN: 2023
Tekonsha AC-to-DC Multi Stage Maintenance Charger 2025-09
SKU 2025-09
$36.95

Tekonsha AC-to-DC Multi Stage Maintenance Charger features an automatic float mode to prevent overcharging.   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
  • Trailer Breakaway Charger:Yes
  • UPC: 783192026941
  • MPN: 2025-09
Tekonsha Breakaway Kit - Without Battery Charger 1026
SKU 2026
$44.95

Tekonsha Breakaway Kit 2026 includes battery, battery case and breakaway switch.   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
  • Kit Only:Yes
  • Battery Included:Yes
  • Trailer Breakaway Switch:Yes
  • Instructions:Tekonsha 2026 Installation Instructions.
  • Note:For proper performance of a breakaway system, battery must be maintained at a minimum of 80% capacity or greater. Electrical components should be replaced every 3 to 5 years.
  • UPC: 030999739957
  • MPN: 2026
Tekonsha Breakaway Kit - With Battery Charger 2028
SKU 2028
$56.95

Tekonsha Shur-Set III Breakaway System 2028 includes battery, battery case, breakaway switch and multi-stage integrated battery charger.   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
  • Kit with Charger:Yes
  • Battery Included:Yes
  • Trailer Breakaway Switch:Yes
  • Instructions:Tekonsha 2028 Installation Instructions.
  • Note:For proper performance of a breakaway system, battery must be maintained at a minimum of 80% capacity or greater. Electrical components should be replaced every 3 to 5 years.
  • UPC: 783192017994
  • MPN: 2028
Pulse Preventer 20501
SKU 20501
$17.95

Tow Ready Pulse Preventer immunizes against the effects of 4-way flashers on some brake controls.   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
  • UPC: 016118066722
  • MPN: 20501
Brake Control Install Kit  20505
SKU 20505
$29.95

Tow Ready Wiring Kit for 1 to 2 axle brake Control Systems, Includes 25 ft. 12-2 Duplex Wire, 20 Amp Circuit Breaker and Attaching Terminals   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
  • UPC: 016118066739
  • MPN: 20505
Brake Control Install Kit  20506
SKU 20506
$34.95

Tow Ready Wiring Kit for 3 to 4 axle brake Control Systems, Includes 25 ft. 10-2 Duplex Wire, 30 Amp Circuit Breaker and Attaching Terminals   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
  • UPC: 016118066746
  • MPN: 20506
Universal Wiring Harness Kit with ModuLite, Backup and Brake Controller Harness - 7-Way Trailer Connector 22551
SKU 22551
$135.95

Tekonsha Universal 7-way harness 22551 is designed to splice into your vehicles wiring to provide a 7-way blade style trailer connector at the back of...   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
Trailer Breakaway Kit | Tekonsha | With Battery Charger 50-85-315
SKU 50-85-315
$35.95

Reese Breakaway Kit 50-85-315 includes battery box, 5 amp battery with push to test LED test meter and breakaway switch.   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
  • Kit with Charger:Yes
  • Battery Included:Yes
  • Trailer Breakaway Switch:Yes
  • Instructions: Reese Breakaway Kit 50-85-315 Installation Instructions.
  • Note:For proper performance of a breakaway system, battery must be maintained at a minimum of 80% capacity or greater. Electrical components should be replaced every 3 to 5 years.
  • UPC: 783192026118
  • MPN: 50-85-315
Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness - 7-Way 22112
SKU 22112
$112.95

Tekonsha Replacement OEM 7-way Tow Package Wiring Harness for the Ram ProMaster 1500, 2500 and 3500 is a direct replacement for damaged factory wiring...   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
Brake Control Wiring Adapter Kit - 1 Plug 3014-S
SKU 3014-S
$13.95

Tekonsha 1-Plug Brake Control Wiring Adapter 3014-S for the Jeep Cherokee is designed for brake controls manufactured with electrical wiring mounted o...   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.
Brake Control Wiring Adapter Kit - 2 Plug 3015-P
SKU 3015-P
$14.95

Tekonsha Brake Control Wiring Adapter 3015-P for the Chevy Silverado, Avalanche, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and H...   Details

Availability: Typically ships in 2 to 3 business days.

Safe, Smooth, Predictable Braking With Electric Trailer Brake Controllers

electric brake controller

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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