Electronic Brake Control
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Brakeman® Digital Brake Control
Brakeman Digital is a time Delayed brake controller that has a digital display easy to read with a built in slide bar, for a manual override. Don't worry about leveling making easier to mount then proportional brake controllers. Brakeman® Digital applies your trailer's brakes when the brake pedal in your tow vehicle is engaged. Every time you apply the brakes in your vehicle, a signal is sent - via the brake switch - to the Activator. The controller then sends power out to your trailer brakes to activate them with an intensity set by you, at a rate determined by you. Both the amount of braking power (output) and rate of application (sync) can be adjusted to suit your preference, the road conditions, type of trailer and size of the load. To determine which levels are best for your application, you must test out your towing setup and choose what feels best.
Time delayed brake controllers, on the other hand, provide a pre-determined amount of power to the trailer's brakes when the truck stops. The power is set beforehand by the driver and depends on how much trailer weight he's towing. A delay will always occur when the brakes are pressed; however, a sync switch allows the driver to adjust the length of the delay. Time delayed brake controllers put more wear on braking systems, but they're less expensive and easier to install than proportional brake controllers Unlike a proportional brake controller, which activates your trailer's brakes based on the deceleration of your tow vehicle, the Activator sends power out in the same way, with the same gradual delay, no matter the braking situation. Although this delay always exists, it can be adjusted by changing the sync setting.