Gear: Projecta releases emergency trailer breakaway kit; the Sure Brake.
Projecta has released its new Sure Brake Trailer Breakaway Kit, ensuring safety in a towing disconnection emergency
In case you didn’t know, all Aussie trailers over 2000kg GTM by law must be fitted with an emergency breakaway braking system to make sure the trailer doesn’t run away if it disconnects from the tow vehicle. Such a device applies the trailer brakes to stop the runaway and must be able to hold the brakes on for 15 minutes. With this in mind, we bring you the Projecta Sure Brake TBS700.
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 on the drawbar.
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 you to quickly check the battery status and there is a remote monitoring output wire for those who wish to install the battery case out of reach or monitor it from the tow vehicle’s cabin.
Inside the Sure Brake system case, you will find a fused battery connection, potted circuitry with overvoltage, overcurrent and short circuit protection to guarantee the safety of the system and its battery. The unit is pre-wired, has colour-coded inputs and outputs and comes with mounting screws to make it an easy installation.
“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, but it can also keep this battery charged through multiple sources, whether it’s the alternator, solar panels, house battery or even an external battery charger,” he said.
Mr Smith also commented that while smaller breakaway solutions are available, many of these systems tend to rely on external power, such as the caravan house battery. It’s worth noting that if not sufficiently charged, users run the risk of these breakaway systems failing in an emergency.
The Projecta Sure Brake Trailer Breakaway Kit is available from leading automotive, caravan, camping and transport outlets nationwide at approximately $320. For more information click here