November 16, 2007, Newsletter Issue #89: Electric trailer brake controller

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If your trailer has electric brakes, you are going to need to install an ingenious device known, obviously enough, as an electric trailer brake controller. As the name implies, this unit supplies power from your vehicle to a trailer's electric brakes. Electric brake controllers come in two flavors: Time Delay Activated ("solid state") and Inertia Activated ("pendulum style"). Although the controllers' differ in the way they work, they both do allow you to adjust output or braking power. If your trailer has electric brakes, you are going to need to install an ingenious device known, obviously enough, as an electric trailer brake controller. As the name implies this unit supplies power from your vehicle to a trailer's electric brakes. Electric brake controllers come in two flavors: Time Delay Activated ("solid state") and Inertia Activated ("pendulum style"). Although the controllers' differ in the way they work, they both do allow you to adjust output or braking power.

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