Breakaway Kit Parts
$4.20 – $59.50
Breakaway Kit Parts Incl 5ah Battery, Switch and 12v/5A Battery
The Breakaway Trailer Brake Kit is mandatory for all trailers over 2000 kg GTM. Should the tow vehicle and trailer separate accidentally, the breakaway kit engages the electric brakes at full power for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Shipping: We cannot send this product via Express Post services due to the battery not being accepted by airlines.
Caravan and Trailer onboard Battery Kit
Note; it is essential to note that there is no requirement for an independent, designated or separate breakaway battery system.
In other words, the caravan or camper onboard 12v battery is the breakaway battery provided it can apply 12vdc to your electric brakes.
Further, the onboard caravan battery will be larger than the minimum requirement and have the same or larger capacity than the smaller unit.
The breakaway switch activates the trailer brake system for 15 minutes in cases where the trailer was detached from the vehicle when travelling.
Additionally, included in the price is a rubber boot that fits over the breakaway switch. The rubber boot reduces or prevents water ingress.
The following equipment is necessary when using the caravan battery as a breakaway kit.
Remote Breakaway Kit Monitor
Remote Breakaway Kit Monitor for trailer breakaway battery. (NSW Only)
The remote monitor fits all Breakaway Kits except RV Electronics.
Mount the Remote Breakaway Kit Monitor in clear view of the driver either in the Cab or mounted to the side of the trailer or caravan in clear view of the driver.
Installing Breakaway Battery Magnetic Monitor.
- Connect the battery indicator cable directly to the breakaway battery, insert the 10 amp fuse inline and close to the battery.
- If the battery indicator flashes RED, only the breakaway battery is low on amp hour.
- If the Battery indicator does not illuminate, recharge or replace the breakaway battery.
- The battery indicator will switch off when the battery is lower than 11 to 9 volts.
- The battery indicator draws low milliamps and will continually pulsate different flashing colours on a battery for 12 months.
- Recharge the battery using a battery charger if the breakaway battery is flat.
Disconnect the trailer plug when testing the breakaway kit. Failure to do so may severely damage the vehicle's Electric brake controller.
NSW RTA Bulletin NO.06
Testing the breakaway battery system refer to RTA Vehicle Inspector Bulletin No 06 April 1998. Requirements for large caravans and trailers equipped with Electrically Operated Brakes.
Furthermore, during a trailer inspection, the towing vehicle must have a compatible charging system connected to the trailer's breakaway battery.
Finally, install a label affixed to all-electric braked trailers stating an acceptable charging/warning circuit in any tow vehicle.
5A – 12V Replacement Battery to suit Breakaway Kit.
5A means five amps or 5 x 12 = 60 watts for one hour
The battery should be large enough to power four magnets @ 3.2Amp each for 15 minute
How do I tell when the battery requires replacement?
Your breakaway battery will require replacement when you cannot get a green light on your control panel.
Replacement Breakaway Switch Kit option Waterproof Rubber Cover
A breakaway switch does not prevent water ingress into your breakaway switch.
Water and dirt enter the switching mechanism making it inoperable. As a result, replace the switch.
A boot cover greatly assists in the prevention of water into the breakaway switch.
Finally, all trailers over 2000kg require a breakaway system.