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Truck Parts Home » Buyer's Guide » Towing Buyer's Guide - Electric & Brake Controls

Electric & Brake Controls

We carry the right brake control for your particular towing and hauling needs, whether you're an occasional light-duty tower, a daily heavy hauler, running a single axle trailer, or even a 4 axle 5th wheel set-up. Our wide selection of brake controllers will get your rig to stop safely and smoothly, keeping you and your precious cargo safe. You can also find wiring and lighting kits for your trailer here.

How to Tow - Part 2: Hooking up the Wires & Chains to your Trailer

How to Choose the Right Brake Control

Time Activated ControlsTime Based Controls generate an output signal that increases over a period of time (Ramp Cycle) and applies braking power at a fixed rate that is not proportional to the pressure applied to the brake pedal.

Proportional Activated Controls Proportional controls offer a smooth braking response to almost any stop. The brake control can determine the tow vehicle's rate of deceleration and then apply the trailer brakes to match.

    • Draw-Tite Intella-Stop Xtreme Brake Control

    • Draw-Tite Intella-Stop Xtreme Brake Controls are proportional actuated controls that feature a distinct, easy-to-see LCD display with multiple color and contrast options. It allows the user to switch between electric and hydraulic brakes with easy Access and up-front controls. The original "Boost" feature allows for different levels of customized braking. Plus, it has a unique, easy-to-use clip mounting system. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

    • Draw-Tite Intella-Stop Ultra Brake Control

    • Draw-Tite Intella-Stop Ultra Brake Controls are proportional actuated controls that need no manual adjustment; they adjust themselves to varying terrains as you drive. Boost feature gives you the ability to apply more initial trailer braking power. Digital display depicts: voltage delivery to the trailer during braking, constant diagnostics check for proper connection, shorted magnet connection, open ground, and much more.

    • Draw-Tite Activator III Brake Control

    • Draw-Tite Activator III Brake Controls are timed actuated and feature an Overload indicator, Digital Output indicator, and "Up-Front" manual over-ride control. Front display allows mounting and viewing in almost any position. Mounting hardware and wiring harness included and backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

    • Draw-Tite Activator Brake Control

    • Draw-Tite Activator Brake Controls are timed actuated and feature an illuminated LED output indicator, slide adjustment output control, and 3-year limited warranty.

    • Draw-Tite POD Brake Control

    • Draw-Tite's POD Brake Control is timed actuated and the best choice for 1 or 2 axle trailers. Power-on LED for a positive tow vehicle to trailer connection. Features up-front manual override control, rugged easy-mount chassis, and is backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

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