Tekonsha Brake Controller - 90195
Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes customizable LCD display, storable settings, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Transferable between automobiles.
Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
Automatic-leveling ability - internal sensor detects deceleration even if controller is not mounted flat
Position at any angle up or down in the vertical plane
5 Storable settings let you customize controller for multiple trailers, varying loads or different drivers
Store display settings, brake type, language preferences, and desired boost level and power levels
3 Boost levels let you adjust initial braking power and aggressiveness
Continuous diagnostic check alerts you to any potential problems
Integrated safeguards protect your vehicle, trailer and the controller
Minimizes drain on car battery by drawing only 3.6 milliamps when not in use
Prevents trailer brakes from overheating by reducing power output to them during prolonged stops
Defends brake controller and trailer breakaway systems against shorts
Customizable, easy-to-read LCD display lets you choose color, adjust contrast and pick from different languages
Built-in, rotary-style manual override lever
Quick-disconnect feature lets you easily remove and store the control when not in use
Replacement wiring harness (sold separately) and replacement bracket (TK5906- sold separately) required to move the controller from one vehicle to another
Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake-control adapter (sold separately) can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time
Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
Designed for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
Overall dimensions: 3-5/8" wide x 4-5/8" long x 1-3/8" tall
LCD display dimensions: 1-3/16" wide x 9/16" tall
Mounting: 360-degree vertical plane operating range
Limited lifetime warranty
With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently. So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner. Just set the initial power level, select a boost setting, and you're good to go.
As long as the P3 controller sits level on a horizontal plane and is pointed in the direction of travel, it will sense - via an internal inertia sensor - how your tow vehicle brakes. This inertia-based sensor responds to the deceleration of your tow vehicle as you brake by signaling the controller to send out enough power to your trailer brakes so that they are activated with an intensity that matches. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.
Power Boost for Heavy-Duty Towing
Aside from smoother, more efficient braking, Tekonsha's P3 brake controller also offers a boost feature that gives you more initial braking power for those times when you're towing heavy loads. You can switch boost levels so that the power output to your trailer brakes automatically starts out at either 13 percent or 25 percent of the predetermined power setting.
So, if you boost the initial power so that your trailer brakes activate with 25 percent of the overall intensity at the start, the brakes will reach maximum braking faster. This is particularly beneficial if you are towing a heavy load because the intensity required to stop that load may be far greater than that needed to halt your vehicle. Therefore, sending out more initial power to the trailer brakes - and causing them to reach maximum braking faster - allows you to better control the trailer so that it doesn't push your tow vehicle before coming to a complete stop.
If your trailer weighs less than your tow vehicle, no boost is needed. But if you wish to set the boost so that your trailer leads the braking of your towing setup, you can select level B1. The following table gives an indication of when you might use the different boost levels and the power increases that they offer.