RELIANCE™ Brake Control

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RELIANCE™ Brake Control Time-Based Braking

The Reliance™ Brake Controller uses a Time based braking system.

  • For Electric Trailer Brakes
  • Short proof protection for up to 4 Trailer Brakes
  • Uses Time Based Braking System
  • Time based
  • Intuitive, vertical manual slide matches the way a driver reaches for the control
  • Fully digital settings
  • Percentage of braking power shown in a digital L.E.D. display
  • Mounts at any angle
  • Short proof protected
  • 4-brake capacity
  • Lifetime warranty

Tech Specs

  • Can be used on Trailers with 2 or 4 Trailer Brakes
  • Can be used with Electric brakes
  • Mounting bracket included

BRAK CONTROLS WHICH CAN BE OPERATED FROM THE DRIVERS SEAT ARE MANDATORY IN ALL AUSTRALIAN STATES FOR ANY TRAILER GTM’S OVER 2000KG.

AUSTRALIAN DESIGN RULES & STATE LAWS FOR TRAILERS

Vehicle Standards 2013
Australian Design Rule 38/04 – Trailer Brake Systems

This requirement started from 1st January 2015 for all vehicle models, whether new or existing.In summary, the function of this vehicle standard is to specify requirements to ensure safe braking of trailers under both normal and emergency conditions.

The ADR for trailer brake systems was implemented to improve Australia’s Road Safety Performance.

To view the ADR online, visit this link to the Federal Register of Legislation.

Common facts about towing with trailers

    • Trailers with a GTM* over 2000kg MUST have a Brake Control installed which can be operated from inside the vehicle by the driver.
      See our applicable Brake Control Kits.
    • In NSW, Trailers with a GTM* over 2000kg with an Emergency Brake System fitted, MUST also have a battery monitor for the Emergency Brake System fitted.
      ‘Engager’ Break-Away Battery Monitor – Part No. 20096

Vehicle Category Codes:

CATEGORY CODE BRAKE CONTROL REQUIRED RECOMMENDED

TA (O1) – VERY LIGHT TRAILER

A single-axle trailer with a GTM* not exceeding 750kg.

NO Not Required

TB (O2) – LIGHT TRAILER

A trailer with a GTM* not exceeding 3500kg, other than a trailer of Category TA.

YES Brake Control RECOMMENDED: Time Based Braking System

Impulse Brake Control – Part No. 47235
Reliance Brake Control – Part No. 47285
Brake-Force Brake Control – Part No. 47225

TC (O3) – MEDIUM TRAILER

A trailer with a GTM* exceeding 3500kg, but not exceeding 10,000kg.

YES Brake Control RECOMMENDED: Proportional Braking System

InSight Brake ControlPart No. 47297
Agility Brake Control – Part No. 47294

TD (O4) – HEAVY TRAILER

A trailer with a GTM* exceeding 10,000kg.

YES Brake Control RECOMMENDED: Proportional Braking System

InSight Brake ControlPart No. 47297
Agility Brake Control – Part No. 47294

*GTM (Gross Trailer Mass) is the mass transmitted to the ground by the tyres of the trailer when coupled to a towing vehicle and carrying the maximum load recommended by the manufacturer or importer, approximately uniformly distributed over the load bearing area.

 

RELIANCE Installation Instructions

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