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Brake Controls

Posted by Portsmouth Trailer Supply on 3rd Apr 2024

What is the difference between proportional and time based brake controls?

A time based brake control sends out your adjusted power setting over a set time frame with each depression of the brake pedal, regardless of how hard you press or how long you hold the brake pedal. A proportional controller activates the trailer brakes according to how much braking force was created while braking your vehicle. This ensures that the brake control is proportionally sending the same amount of power to the trailer brakes mirroring the braking of the tow vehicle.

Provided by our vendor Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation