Last updated on November 12th, 2019 at 06:57 am
Tuson Sway Control (TSC) is the most intelligent electronic sway control system available. Automatic Sway control continuously monitors trailer yaw, rapidly identifies and corrects a trailer sway condition.
Tuson Sway control is popular for use on Alko and Dexter electric braking systems.
Unexpected sway during normal driving conditions activates electronic sway control. Examples are:
- Variations in side winds.
- Passing Semi-Trailers and Buses.
- Windy valleys and terrains.
Expect the unexpected when driving on the highway, especially the interstate highways. Tucson sway control continuously monitors your trailer or caravan, adjusting sway when necessary.
The caravan in this video had no sway control.
Caravan rollover reported on Channel 7 News. For more on this story, click this link.
Video courtesy of 4MK (Mackay)
A patented asymmetric system (independent left and right side braking) continuously monitors trailer yaw. A trailer sway condition rapidly identifies sway and as a result, applies braking force on one side of the trailer. This action directly counteracts trailer sway with minimal speed loss and greater stability control.
Each TSC comes with a wired red/green LED light to show the functional status of the unit. Different flashing modes identify diagnostic troubleshooting and is designed to be mounted on the trailer in an easy to see the location from your tow vehicle mirrors.
The TSC is wired directly into the trailer braking system and automatically adjusts to improve braking effectiveness, and even detect off-road towing conditions. Importantly, the wiring diagram is easy to follow and included with your purchase.
Sway Bars and Friction Control
The latest electronic sway control is considered more effective than mechanical sway control. Friction control couplings and automatic sway bars become a secondary tool for anti-sway, but are they needed at all?
Tow Ball or Coupling Weight
Coupling head weight is the first step in sway control. Head weights for tandem trailers under 5% – 7% for caravans will cause sway problem. Weight over 7% add to your car suspension and may lift your headlights.
Coupler head weight between 7% and 10% are suitable for single axle trailers.
Do tandem axles naturally sway less than single axles?
Yes, as a result of the higher amount of road friction applied by tandem axle groups, the amount of sway is reduced.
However, a low coupling head will increase sway even for tandem axle kits.
Therefore, coupling head weight is critical to measure when towing a caravan.
Aftermarket Trailer Brake Controllers
The TSC without experiencing compatibility issues with brake controllers. This list is not exhaustive, and if your brake controller is not listed, call us.
Fastest Activation and Reaction Time
The Tuson sway controller measures the angle, travel distance, proper braking pressure and speed of the lateral motion of the trailer.
As a result, the controller quickly gets ahead of sway events and applies the brakes on the right or left side of the trailer, where necessary.
Fully Sealed Water Proof
The Tuson sway controller is fully sealed and waterproof.
LED Status Light
The RED / GREEN LED is attached to a 3-meter cable and connected to the control box. The LED flashes to provide various status stages to the operator.
Finally, mount the LED in a location that can be seen by the driver. Alternatively, wire the LED to the cabin of the vehicle via a 12 pin plug and socket.