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
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
*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.