The ‘Engager’ Break-Away Battery Monitor

SKU: 20096 (Single Package Unit), 20096B (Bulk), 20095 (Wireless Receiver only) Category:

The ‘Engager’ Break-Away Battery Monitor
The Essential Battery Monitor for your Break-Away Kit

A working 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.

For you to ensure your Break-Away unit is actually up to the task, you will need a Battery Monitor to let you know your Break-Away Batteries charging level.

Tech Specs

  • Monitor shows four levels of battery charge
  • Diagnostic is run on battery level each time brakes are applied

Part No. 20095 Wireless Receiver Only

  • Monitors your Break-Away kit battery level from the drivers seat
  • Conforms to Bulletin 6 of the NSW RTA guidelines allowing drivers to register their trailers and vehicles
  • Designed by Pro Quip specifically to use with the ‘Engager’ Break-Away Emergency Brake System
  • Wireless In-Cab Monitor

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Break-Away Kits holds the brakes on your trailer locked, for at least 15 minutes after separation. Required by law in all Australian States.

For you to ensure your Break-Away unit is actually up to the task, you will need a Battery Monitor to let you know your Break-Away Batteries charging level.

  • Separate Transmitter and Monitor
  • Transmitter is wired to your Break-Away kit, and attached to your trailer
  • In-Cab Monitor Wirelessly receives battery charge information
  • Monitor plugs into your cigarette lighter outlet
  • Monitor can be mounted anywhere on dash in drivers line-of-sight
  • No drilling required to install monitor
  • Additional Monitors available for multiple vehicles required to tow the same trailer at different times.

BREAK-AWAY BATTERY MONITORS ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED IN NSW FOR ANY TRAILERS WHICH REQUIRE A BREAK-AWAY KIT

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.

Hopkins Towing Range Brochure

Break-Away Battery Monitor
Installation Instructions

AAAA Magazine
‘Engager’ Break-Away Battery Monitor
Editorial October 2015

Available from these leading companies:

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