Hopkins ‘Engager’ Flip-Top Break- Away Kit

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Hopkins ‘Engager’ Flip-Top Break- Away Kit changes the way you protect your trailer investment.

A working Emergency Brake System such as this Break-Away Kit which holds the brakes on your trailer locked, for at least 15 minutes after separation, is required by law in all Australian States.

  • This Emergency Brake System activates your Trailer Brakes if the trailer is separated from the towing vehicle while driving
  • Easy to read LED Battery Meter
  • Built in Battery charger
  • Activates trailer brakes upon separation from the tow vehicle
  • Built-in battery meter and charger with LED Test Lights
  • LED’s indicate: fully charged, re-charge, or charging
  • Complete system includes: box, battery, charger, 7″ switch, and hardware
  • Built-in battery charger- Charges battery while connected with the tow vehicle while it is running
  • 1-2 axle capacity
  • 5-amp hour battery
  • Side-Mount installation design
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Tech Specs

TRAILER BREAK-AWAY KITS ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED IN ALL AUSTRALIAN STATES FOR TRAILERS WITH A GTM 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 weighing more than 750kg MUST be fitted with brakes on at least one axle.
    • Trailers with a GTM* over 2000kg MUST have an Emergency Brake System fitted, which operates on all wheels.
      ‘Engager’ Break-Away Kit – Side Mount Part No. 20099
      ‘Engager’ Break-Away Kit – Flip-Top Part No. 20400
    • 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.

Hopkins Towing Range Brochure

Side Mont Break-Away Kit Installation Instructions

 

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