Hydrastar Electric Hydraulic Brake Actuator
Hydrastar electric hydraulic brake actuator generation 7 suits boat tandem boat trailers from 2000kg to 4500kg.
The Hydrastar® actuator requires a 12 volt DC Tekonsha iPrimus or P2 hard-wired controller. Check with your brake controller supplier for suitability.
An electric over hydraulic actuator requires an electric brake controller to send a signal to work a hydraulic pump actuator. Hydraulic brakes are used on boat trailers over 2000kg.
Question: What type of hydraulic braking systems suits the HYdrastar Actuator
Answer: The Hydrastar Actuator is ideal for controlling the following braking systems.
- Independent Coil Suspension Kit – Hydraulic
- 45mm Square Galvanised Hydraulic 1450kg Disc Brake Axle
- 50mm Square Hydraulic Disc Brake Axle
- 60mm Round 2t – 3t Hydraulic Disc Braked Axle
Why do I need this type of brake controller?
The Law requires trailers over 2t to install a breakaway kit on their trailer or caravan.
Couplemate has good stocks of this product and ships from Brisbane.
Carlisle offers a 2-year warranty on all HydraStar® units against faulty craftmanship. Warranty issues are handled here in Australia.
- 1200 psi to suit boat trailers from 2t to 3.2t
- 1200 psi submersible to suit boat trailers from 2t to 3.2t
- 1600 psi to suit boat trailers over 3.2t and up to 4.5t
- Application: single or tandem-axle trailers with disc brakes
- Maximum output pressure: 1,200 – 1,600 psi
- Power: 12V DC
- Hydraulic port size: 3/16″
- Dimensions: 11-3/4″ long x 3″ wide x 7-3/8″ tall
- Wire configuration:
- Black: 12-volt power
- Blue: brake controller
- Yellow: breakaway
- White: ground
- 2-Year limited warranty
Trailer braking is the most critical function of towing. Therefore, electric braking provides the ultimate control and safety.
HydraStar® claim to have the quickest response time and the lowest current draw of any brake actuator on the market.
Note: Proportional controllers do not supply 100% of the voltage when the vehicle is not moving. Your car must be driving for the Hydrastar® to work correctly.
To test the braking system, pull the pin on the breakaway kit to assist you in bleeding the system of hydraulic oil.
What is a Breakaway Kit
A breakaway kit applies brakes for not less than 15 minutes if the trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle.
Purchase a breakaway kit by clicking the image.
We try our best to get your purchase into the transport systems like Australia Post and Startrack Express as quickly as possible.
Purchase Hydrastar replacement trailer spare parts here
- Hydrastar® Circuit Board
- Hydrastar® Gasket
- Replacement Cap
- Brass Hose Connectors
- Hydrastar Mounting Bracket
Couplemate recommends the use of a stainless braided SAE hydraulic hose. Bundy tube or steel tube can become damaged and, as a result, restricts the flow of brake fluid.
The braided hose is flexible and poly-coated for long life. Copper tube olive ends with short brass locking nuts.
Equipment like Alko and Trojan caliper requires an olive adaptor nut with a copper washer to properly seal hydraulic connections.
Finally, a stainless braided hydraulic hose is a good investment to use to connect your Hydrastar to the hydraulic calipers.
Hydrastar Hydraulic Electric Brake Actuator
Couplemate Trailer Parts sells only the best quality Hydrastar Hydraulic Electric Brake Actuator and caravan spare parts throughout Australia.
Customers are welcome to either pickup or take advantage of our low freight rates. Express shipping to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, and Hobart.
We also ship products to New Zealand via Australia Post Air Express.
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