It takes a lot of power to stop a moving trailer, especially when that trailer is hauling a heavy load. On RVs, flatbeds, livestock trailers and many other oversize haulers, manufacturers typically install trailer brakes to assist the tow vehicle in bringing such a massive amount of weight to a halt. But it takes more than a good set of brakes to make quick, efficient stops. It takes precision and the right amount of control.
CURT brake controls are designed to maximize the effectiveness of your trailer brakes by telling them exactly when to activate and how much pressure to apply. A brake control also gives you the option of activating and adjusting your trailer brakes whenever needed.
CURT offers four different models of brake controllers to provide the right fit for your towing setup and budget. Two of these are time-based brake controls, and two are inertia-based. Time-based activation means that the brake control monitors the amount of time that your foot is on the brake pedal and applies increasing pressure. In other words, the longer your foot is on the brake, the more braking power the brake control will send to the trailer brakes. One advantage of time-based brake controllers is that they typically require very little calibration during setup. Inertia-based activation, on the other hand, works by measuring the changes in velocity in your vehicle. Inertia-based brake controls, or proportion-based brake controls, use accelerometers to turn physical forces into electrical signals. They apply a precise amount of brake pressure based on the inertia of your vehicle.