How do you size electric trailer brakes?
Using a tape measure you can do a random measurement as to the diameter by measuring across the drum. If it is a 10-inch drum you will measure approximately 11 inches across for an outside measurement. The 12-inch brake will measure approximately 13 inches for an out- side measurement.
Can you change hydraulic trailer brakes to electric?
You can convert surge brakes to an electric over hydraulic braking system. To do this, you will need an electric over hydraulic actuator and a brake controller. For an electric over hydraulic actuator, I recommend looking at the Carlisle HydraStar units. If your trailer has drum brakes, you will want part # HBA-10.
Can you add electric brakes to a trailer axle?
You will need several items to add electric brakes to your Carry-On Utility trailer. Starting with the trailer you will need a hub and drum that matches the bearings and seal on your trailer spindle and your wheel bolt pattern.
How do I know what size brakes my trailer has?
To determine the size of the brake assemblies you need you have to measure the depth and width of the hub drum on the axle like what you see in the picture I attached. The most common size is 2-1/4 inch wide like the # T4071600-500 that you referenced.
How do you tell what size brakes you have?
Call your local OEM dealer and ask for the original rotor sizes or OEM rotor/pads part numbers based on your vehicle’s VIN number (VIN# is referenced in your ownership papers). The dealership may not tell you the rotor size, but they will give you the genuine part numbers for your vehicle.
Which is better surge brakes or electric brakes?
Electric brakes is more money, but you can fine tune it with the control unit in the tow vehicle. Surge brakes are all mechanical and self contained on the trailer. No extra connections and can be used between tow vehicles without extra setup. Lot of trailer rental have Surge brakes on tow dollies.
How do you change hydraulic brakes to electric brakes?
How to Convert Hydraulic Brakes to Electric
- removing the wheels, hubs, and drums.
- dis-assembling the old brake components and removing the hydraulic backing plates and lines.
- installing new electric backing plates, and.
- wiring the new electric brakes.
How much does it cost to install electric brakes on a trailer?
Most brake controllers are around the $300 mark, plus installation. We paid $550 for a Redarc Tow Pro Elite V3 installed in our Dmax, along with an Anderson from the cranking battery to the rear, which is used for charging our camper trailer as we drive along.
How do you measure brake backing plates?
First measure the diameter, that will tell you if you have 10″ or 11″ brakes. 11″ drums have backing plates that are about 12 1/8″ in diameter, 10″ brakes have backing plates that measure about 11″ in diameter. If the backing plates are for 10″ brakes, next measure the depth or offset of the backing plate.