Projecta has released its new ‘Sure Brake’ Trailer Breakaway Kit, ensuring safety in a towing disconnection emergency.
A requirement in all Australian states for trailers exceeding 2000kg gross trailer mass, these must now be fitted with a breakaway system. The safety device is designed that in the event of the trailer disconnecting while towing, it will activate its electric brakes and bring it safely to a stop.
The TBS700 Sure Brake accomplishes this with a durable, all-in-one case that houses its own 12V battery and charger and can be installed out of view, leaving only the plunger, lanyard and carabiner visible.
The battery case can be hard wired to the house battery of a caravan or boat, the tow vehicle alternator via the trailer plug, or charged externally via its terminal posts on the front, ensuring its 12V 7Ah battery is always charged. A test button allows for easy checking of battery status and there is a remote monitoring output wire for those who wish to install the battery case out of reach or monitor from the towing vehicle cabin.
Inside the ‘Sure Brake’ system case you’ll find a fused battery connection, potted circuitry with overvoltage, overcurrent and short circuit protections ensuring the safety of the system and its battery. For ease of installation the unit is pre-wired, has colour-coded inputs and outputs and comes with mounting screws.
“Sure Brake is cheap insurance for peace of mind when towing” said Jake Smith, Projecta’s Marketing Manager. “The system not only has a built in battery, it can keep this battery charged through multiple sources, whether it’s the alternator, solar panels, house battery or even an external battery charger.” he said.
Jake also commented that whilst smaller breakaway solutions are available, many of these systems tend to rely on external power such as the caravan house battery. If not sufficiently charged, users run the risk of these breakaway systems failing in an emergency.
Projecta’s ‘Sure Brake’ Trailer Breakaway Kit is available from leading automotive, caravan, camping and transport outlets nationwide at approximately $320.00.