Electrastar regulates amount of trailer braking
Jun 1, 2003 12:00 PM
Carlisle Industrial Brake and Friction's Electrastar trailer-mounted brake actuator provides safe, smooth stopping for trailers equipped with electric brakes.
The Electrastar is a self-contained unit that is powered by a battery also mounted on the trailer. The Electrastar actuator uses a microprocessor and decelerometer to sense the amount of braking being generated by the towing vehicle. The unit then automatically adjusts its output so the amount of trailer braking is in direct proportion to the braking generated by the tow vehicle.
A battery charger built into the Electrastar draws power from the running light circuit on the tow vehicle ensuring that the trailer battery is always charged. Since this actuator mounts on the trailer, multiple tow vehicles can share a single actuator.
Electrastar actuators are designed for use in 12-volt systems on one-, two-, and three-axle trailers. For more information, contact Carlisle, 1031 E Hillside Dr, Bloomington IN 47401.
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