Brake Controllers

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      # sp144377
      Spectrum™ Brake Control by CURT®. Curt Inc. has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make your life easier around the...
      Controls all brake settings with a simple push-button rotary knobClean, dash-mounted, OEM-style user interface with 10 tri-color LEDs
      $199.00
    • (2 reviews)
      # sp107021
      Triflex Proportional Brake Control by CURT®. Curt has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make your life easier around...
      Connects existing vehicle trailer wiring to aftermarket trailer brake controllerOnly 4 wires
      $94.72
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp123394
      W4 Series Brake Control by Westin®. With this product that is made utilizing only the highest quality materials and the latest manufacturing technologies, you can safely haul your loads no matter whether you're simply going from point A...
      Unique delta cut safety chain loopsSteel capped tube ends include a rubber plug for a finished look
      $45.61
    • (1 review)
      # sp2863
      Impulse™ Digital Brake Control by Hopkins®. Designed for ultimate convenience and safety, the brake control solves the problem of inconvenient mounting, out of reach controls and difficult to see displays of traditional brake...
      Time basedIntuitive, vertical manual slide matches the way a driver reaches for the control
      $77.23
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      # sp2855
      Agility™ Digital Brake Control by Hopkins®. Designed for ultimate convenience and safety, the brake control solves the problem of inconvenient mounting, out of reach controls and difficult to see displays of traditional brake...
      Proportional Brake ControllerIntuitive, vertical manual slide matches the way a driver reaches for the control
      $89.67 - $92.61
    • (2 reviews)
      # sp107019
      Discovery Time Delayed Brake Control by CURT®. Curt Inc. has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make your life easier...
      Connects existing vehicle trailer wiring to aftermarket trailer brake controllerOnly 4 wires
      $48.00
    • (2 reviews)
      # sp107020
      Reflex Proportional Brake Control by CURT®. Curt Inc. has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make your life easier...
      Connects existing vehicle trailer wiring to aftermarket trailer brake controllerOnly 4 wires
      $109.26
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp107022
      Venturer Time Delayed Brake Control with Time Based Activation by CURT®. Curt Inc. has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear,...
      Connects existing vehicle trailer wiring to aftermarket trailer brake controllerOnly 4 wires
      $39.28
    • (1 review)
      # sp2861
      Brake-Force™ Brake Control by Hopkins®. Designed for ultimate convenience and safety, the brake control solves the problem of inconvenient mounting, out of reach controls and difficult to see displays of traditional brake controls. CA...
      Time basedIntuitive, vertical manual slide matches the way a driver reaches for the control
      $55.71 - $102.50
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp2865
      Reliance™ Digital Brake Control by Hopkins®. Designed for ultimate convenience and safety, the brake control solves the problem of inconvenient mounting, out of reach controls and difficult to see displays of traditional brake...
      Time basedIntuitive, vertical manual slide matches the way a driver reaches for the control
      $61.06 - $64.74
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp123395
      W6 Series Brake Control by Westin®. With this product that is made utilizing only the highest quality materials and the latest manufacturing technologies, you can safely haul your loads no matter whether you're simply going from point A...
      Ideal to make trailer towing safer and easierMade from the highest-quality materials to last for years to come
      $68.29
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp123396
      W8 Series Brake Control by Westin®. With this product that is made utilizing only the highest quality materials and the latest manufacturing technologies, you can safely haul your loads no matter whether you're simply going from point A...
      Plug and Play port for OEM applications6 segment blue digital LCD display
      $75.82
    • (1 review)
      # sp128990
      Air Actuated Brake Control by Hayes®. This electronic brake controller features a patented sensing device that automatically monitors and measures tow vehicle deceleration and applies the trailer brakes in direct proportion. It reacts...
      Activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking actionFeatures Hayes exclusive 'quik-connect' system
      $250.24
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp104929
      Blackbird Brake Control by Hayes®. This superior product is perfect to make your trailer towing experience safe and convenient. Designed to meet the highest quality standards, it is second to none in durability and performance. Made...
      Digital time-based controllerFeatures Hayes exclusive 'quik-connect' system
      $54.93
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      # sp104930
      Endeavor Brake Control by Hayes®. This superior product is perfect to make your trailer towing experience safe and convenient. Designed to meet the highest quality standards, it is second to none in durability and performance. Made...
      Activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's brake in actionFeatures Hayes exclusive 'quik-connect' system
      $97.58
    • (1 review)
      # sp104931
      Energize III Brake Control by Hayes®. This electronic brake controller features a patented sensing device that automatically monitors and measures tow vehicle deceleration and applies the trailer brakes in direct proportion. It reacts...
      Activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking actionFeatures Hayes exclusive 'quik-connect' system
      $68.47 - $85.11
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp104933
      Engage Brake Control by Hayes®. This superior product is perfect to make your trailer towing experience safe and convenient. Designed to meet the highest quality standards, it is second to none in durability and performance. Made using...
      Digital time-based controllerFeatures Hayes exclusive 'quik-connect' system
      $61.38
    • (1 review)
      # sp104936
      Genesis Brake Control by Hayes®. This superior product is perfect to make your trailer towing experience safe and convenient. Designed to meet the highest quality standards, it is second to none in durability and performance. Made using...
      Activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's brake in actionExclusive Quik-Connect feature
      $106.58
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp104937
      Syncronizer Brake Control by Hayes®. This superior product is perfect to make your trailer towing experience safe and convenient. Designed to meet the highest quality standards, it is second to none in durability and performance. Made...
      Features Hayes exclusive 'quik-connect' systemActivates trailer brakes with preset intensity
      $48.82
    • (3 reviews)
      # sp123364
      Brake Controller Wiring by CURT®. Wiring adapter to connect OEM brake controller wiring on vehicle to electric brake controller. 2' wire, protective sleeve. This superior product is perfect to make your trailer towing experience safe...
      Connects existing vehicle trailer wiring to aftermarket trailer brake controllerOnly 4 wires
      $8.14 - $21.18
    • (3 reviews)
      # sp2867
      Brake Control Connector by Hopkins®. Unplug your vehicle's factory wiring harness and plug in a Hopkins vehicle wiring harness. That's how easy trailer wiring is with a Plug-In-Simple! wiring kit, featuring Exact OEM Fit connectors for...
      Make your brake control installation easyNo more running wires through the firewall or searching for the stop switch
      $9.90 - $22.76
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn29441652
      Brake Control Installation Kit by Hopkins®. This is the most effective way to go when it comes to protection of your trailer investments. With the Hopkins break away system attached to your vehicle, you will get the safest towing...
      For vehicles NOT equipped with Factory Tow PackageEverything needed to install most brake controls
      $26.87
    • (10 reviews)
      # sp6969
      Brake Control Wiring Adapter by Tekonsha®. Wire up your tow vehicle and trailer with whatever it takes to get your trailer lights on, the electric brakes slowing down, and the trailer battery charging. From simple wiring connectors, to...
      Plug and Play T-harnesses to connect to vehicle wiringTrailer wiring connectors, for both truck and trailer
      $12.37 - $90.44
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp22604
      Trailer Brake Control Wiring Harness by Westin®. Upgrade your vehicle with this Westin brake control wiring harness that provides a quick and easy way to install a brake controller into the factory under dash connector. The OEM style...
      Quick Plug design makes for easy installationIncludes factory-style connector
      $9.76 - $18.61
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp150757
      Trailer Connector Kit by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet or...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $22.61 - $103.20
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp28405
      Brake Control Wiring Harness by Hayes®. Provide a quick-disconnect for your electric trailer brake controller with this wiring harness. It is designed for applications that do not come equipped with a brake control wiring harness port...
      Provides a quick-disconnect for your electric trailer brake controllerWire end splices into your vehicle's wiring
      $17.95 - $31.09
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp31823
      GM Original Equipment Trailer Brake Control Switch Assembly by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $25.68 - $36.30
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn776125293
      GM Original Equipment™ Trailer Brake Control Module by ACDelco®. 1 per Pack. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle...
      Designed to safely and efficiently haul your loadsMade from the highest quality materials
      $75.45
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp104935
      G2 Brake Control Kit by Hayes®. This superior product is perfect to make your trailer towing experience safe and convenient. Designed to meet the highest quality standards, it is second to none in durability and performance. Made using...
      Activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's brake in actionComes with the Hayes Quik-Receiver mounting sleeve for easy installation
      $212.84
    • (1 review)
      # mpn2374638
      Universal Brakeman™ Compact Time Delayed Brake Control by Reese®. Unlike timed brake controls that deliver the same power under all braking conditions, Brake Controls use Proportional Technology that senses the type of braking event,...
      1 to 2 axle trailersIlluminated LED output indicator
      $44.21




    The combined weight of a tow vehicle and trailer is too great for the brakes on the tow vehicle alone to bring to a safe stop, which is why most trailers come with brakes. In most states trailers with a GTW (Gross Trailer Weight) of 3,000 lbs. or more are required to have brakes. But in addition to the trailer brakes a brake controller is needed to ensure the tow rig and trailer come to a controllable stop. We offer both time-based, and inertia-based, also called proportional, controllers that can control 2 to 8 trailer brakes.

    Trailer brakes are typically drum brakes with the shoes actuated by electromagnets. The brake controller modulates the electric signal to the electromagnets. When electric current is applied, the magnet is attracted to the face of the drum, which causes it to rotate. As it rotates, the magnet moves an actuating lever that forces the brake shoes against the drum. The electric signal must be regulated by the brake controller so the brakes activate at the proper time and apply the right amount of pressure.

    A brake controller mounts inside the cabin of the tow vehicle. Time-based brake controllers actuate the trailer brakes when you step on the brake pedal and apply gradually increasing voltage for more brake pressure the longer your foot is on the brake. The braking force and rate at which that force is applied is preset and can be adjusted. There is usually an LED or digital display on the controller to monitor brake pressure. Time-based controllers are less expensive but not as smooth as inertia-based controllers, and because the force and application rate are preset too little or too much brake force may be applied in some situations. However, because they don’t have to sense vehicle stopping motion they are easier to install.

    Traditional inertia-based brake controllers contain a pendulum circuit inside that senses the vehicle’s stopping motion and applies proportional voltage to the trailer brakes, for a smooth stop. Premium inertia-based brake controllers use an accelerometer motion sensor rather than a pendulum, which can detect vehicle motion more accurately for increased braking precision. Because braking force and rate are dependent on tow vehicle deceleration, inertia-based controllers can more accurately adapt to situations, such as when you slam on the brakes in a panic stop. They can also sense when you’re going downhill and adjust brake force accordingly. Mounting angle is more critical during installation for inertia-based controllers.

    We offer brake controllers that are compatible with anti-lock braking systems and cruise control. All brake controllers have a manual override feature that allows you to apply braking force to the trailer only if the trailer starts to sway, such as when high winds are encountered or if you’re being passed by a large vehicle like a truck or bus. Most newer trucks and SUVs have a plug in the wiring harness where a brake controller can be connected, particularly if the truck came with a Class III or better receiver hitch. However, we also offer brake controller adapter harnesses. We also have controller mounting brackets, testers and connectors as well as replacement parts for OE brake controller systems.

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    3.5 of 5
    Wiring Harness
    Easy to use.
    Posted by George (Bandera, TX) / June 16, 20182017 Chevy Silverado
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