We will have you pulling up quickly and safely. We can install Electric Brake Controllers and Brake Away Units.
Accelerate will ensure your brake lights, reverse lights, indicators, ESC & Brake Controller work when you need them.
We can set up your car to keep your fridge cold and batteries charged in your caravan or trailer while you are driving.
For us, it’s safety first. Add cameras to your caravan to ensure you can see everywhere when driving & parking.
When you are towing a caravan or trailer, safety should always be your main priority!
In Australia, trailers (including caravans) with a GTM exceeding 750 kgs must have electronic brakes.
If you have a caravan or trailer with electric brakes, the caravan brakes will not work unless you have an electronic brake controller in your towing vehicle. Power is fed from the vehicles stoplights into the controller, then back to the caravan through the trailer plug. This allows the caravan brakes to come on automatically when you apply the vehicle brakes.
We install and recommend Redarc and Elecbrakes branded brake controllers. Prices will vary depending on which controller you would like, and the vehicle you are installing it into.
A 7 pin trailer plug connects the following in your vehicle to your caravan;
– Left Hand Indicator
– Right Hand Indicator
– Return to Earth
– Brake Lights
– Tail Lights
– Reverse Lights
– Electric Brake Controller
Upgrade to a 12 pin trailer plug, and have 5 additional pins to connect things like; fridge ignition feed, breakaway battery monitor, ESC or heavy earth return. We generally request a wiring diagram from your trailer or caravan manufacturer to ensure pins on the tow vehicle match the trailer.
We recommend putting a 12 pin flat on your vehicle as it will plug into a 7 pin flat or 12 pin flat on a trailer.
If you want to charge the batteries in your caravan when you drive, an anderson plug is a great option and what we use for most fitouts. However, our team of experts can custom design and build a solution that best fits your needs and budget.
An anderson plug is a specialised socket we use at the end of our charge circuits. The higher amp rating of the anderson plugs allows for faster charging via larger cables, often 6 or 8 B&S. The plug itself is quite durable and robust, which allows for a more secure connection, making it ideal for exposed areas such as tow bars and ute trays.
Common uses for anderson plugs:
– Charging caravan or camper trailer batteries while driving
– Connecting electronic stability control in caravan to your towing vehicle
– Connecting solar panels to your vehicle or caravan charging system
– Alternative to cigarette sockets for powering 12 volt accessories such as a fridge or air compressor