Brake controllers are devices that can control the electric brakes of a trailer. The device can send power down to the electromagnets to the brakes of a trailer and apply the brakes to the trailer. Electric brake controllers are needed for large vehicles, particularly vehicles that are 2000 kilos and up.
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When power is sent to the electromagnet, you can actually choose how much power to send, which will dictate how much the trailer brakes. Different types of controllers have different capabilities. Figuring out which controller is right for you will take consulting with online forums, reviews, or one-on-ones with people who own controllers as well. Comparing their vehicle needs to yours will help you decide which brand of controller is right for you.
Installing a brake controller requires a qualified professional. However, if you were to install one on your own car, there are vehicle-specific kits that help you install a brake controller. It’s recommended that you go to your local auto electrician for proper installation.
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