Hayes® - Blackbird Time Delayed Brake Control

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Hayes Brake Controllers

Universal Blackbird Time Delayed Brake Control by Hayes®. This brake controller is the ultimate in digital time-based trailer braking that helps to achieve great stopping power in any situations. The Blackbird operates seamlessly with electric and electric-over hydraulic braking systems and does not interfere with anti-lock brakes, cruise control, or other electrical systems on your vehicle.


  • Digital time-based controller
  • Features Hayes exclusive 'quik-connect' system
  • Activates trailer brakes with preset intensity
  • Adjustable power output lets you determine the amount of power sent to the trailer brakes
  • Power ramp time setting lets you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated
  • Easy-to-read LED display communicates the brake power output, ramp setting, and error codes
  • Manual braking illuminates vehicle and trailer stop lights
  • No leveling required
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Polarity protected
  • Handles 2, 4, 6 or 8 electric brakes
  • Designed for use with electric and electric over hydraulic brakes
  • Mounts in any position
  • Backed by a limited lifetime warranty

The Blackbird brake controller by Hayes activates your trailer brakes with a preset intensity. Then the signal is sent to the trailer brakes when the tow vehicle's brakes are activated. The amount of power sent to the trailer brakes can be adjusted depending on road conditions, trailer type, and load size. For example, when towing on the bumpy road or when your trailer is fully loaded, you can set it to a higher output. When towing an empty trailer, you can set it lower.

The Blackbird features an easy-to-read LED screen that displays the brake power output, ramp setting, and error codes. While braking, the display shows the amount of power going to the trailer brakes as a percentage of the total power available. When the brake pedal is released, the unit will go into standby mode. A power ramp setting is responsible for determining the aggressiveness with which the brakes are applied. If you need to get full power, move the switch forward to increase activation speed. To achieve smoother braking, move the switch in the opposite direction to supply power gradually.

This brake controller has built-in safeguards providing for your safe trailering. For example, a manual override activates the brake lights on the tow vehicle and trailer. There is also a current limiter that protects the vehicle from shorts in the trailer wiring. It also has hazard flasher immunity for preventing pulsing of the brakes when flashers are activated. The product is quick and easy to install. It can be mounted at any angle in any plane and in any direction.

Hayes® Hayes proudly manufactures electronic brake controllers to cover all towing needs. The first Hayes brake controller rolled out from the assembly line in the 1950's. The company has more than 60 years of experience in producing brake controllers. Hayes has withstood the test of time and still holds leading positions on the automotive market. By incorporating new technologies like the 'quik-connect' system, Hayes is able to stay on the forefront of intelligent brake systems. Hayes brake controllers ensure safe deceleration with extra weight behind your vehicle.

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