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10-inch Electric Backing Plate Brake Kit$88.50 – $145.00 inc GST
12-inch Electric Backing Plate Brake Kit$110.00 – $205.00 inc GST
Standard Magnet Left Side
Standard magnet left side Electric Backing Plate – Suit Dexter or Alko.
Electric brake magnets found in electric backing plates are located on the bottom of the backing plate when installed correctly.
When looking at the backing plate, the long brake shoe is called the primary shoe and it is installed facing the rear of the trailer. The shorter shoe faces the front of the trailer.
The plastic insert found in off-road brake magnets prevents damage between the magnet and the magnet arm.
Dexter backing plates do not come standard with off-road magnets. Aftermarket magnets can be fitted by our staff.
If you are having trouble with your caravan braking, these two articles provide good information.
- Polarity connection or correct polarity is not important when attaching electric magnets.
- Excess wear or scouring can be caused to brake drums during constant braking events.
Breakaway Switch Tips
If you feel your brakes in the ON position after passing through a waterway, check the breakaway switch.
This switch can become waterlogged resulting in a short circuit within this switch. As a result of the short circuit, the electric brakes are engaged.
The solution is to pill the pin, wipe clean and re-insert. If the breakaway switch is still causing your brakes to engage, cut the cable and head to your nearest repair shop. The breakaway switch needs replacing.