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Electric Brake Units - Weight Distribution Kits - Hitches - Awnings - Lighting

Portable Electric Brake Kit - Prodigy P3

SKU PEBP3
AU$419.00
In stock
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Product Details

Tekonsha Prodigy P3

An advanced electric trailer brake control unit providing a proportional braking system with several added features and a simple to use interface making it a great option for your trailer braking needs.

  • 5 storable setting options for pulling different trailers or preferences of multiple drivers.
  • A distinct, easy-to-read LCD display with multiple screen color options.
  • Up-Front controls provide easy access to all P3 features.
  • Easy to understand diagnostics show output current, battery, brake, and output voltage.
  • A flashing red warning system alerts user to No Trailer Brake situations.
  • Select Electric over Hydraulic or Electric trailer brake mode.
  • Screen information display in English, French or Spanish.
  • The Original Boost feature allows for different levels of customized braking.
  • Snap-in mounting clip allows user to remove and store the control when not in use

Boost feature that gives users the ability to apply more initial trailer braking when towing heavier trailers.

It works proportionally in reverse
Removable electrical connector that allows the unit to be quickly stored when not in use.
Digital readout showing voltage delivery to the trailer brakes
100% compatible with ALKO stability control system.

Fitment
The unit is fitted with automatic levelling sensors but the unit must still be mounted in a horizontal position
parallel to the direction of travel.


  1. Securely mount the brake controller as shown above.
  2. Connect the 4 wire plug to the back of the Tekonsha brake unit.
  3. Connect the cigarette power plug to the vehicles 12v socket.
  4. Run the 5m length of cable with the 2 pin connector from the brake unit to the rear of the vehicle feeding the cable through a safe path.
  5. Drop the lead out of the boot lid and connect the 2 pin connector plug to the supplied adaptor.
    (diagram b) Caution, Do not pinch or damage the cable during this process.
  6. Connect the supplied trailer adaptor to the vehicle & connect the trailer. (diagram c)
  7. Turn on vehicles ignition and follow the Tekonsha instructions manual to set the power setting to 5.0
  8. Test brakes at a stand still position by applying the manual override while a secondary person listens to the trailer wheels to ensure the electronic brake magnets are operating.
    You should hear a buzzing noise coming from the trailer wheel hubs as brake power is applied.
To test braking level is suitable for your towing weight drive the tow vehicle and trailer on a dry level & solid surface at roughly 40kph and fully apply the manual override.
- If the brakes lock up, turn the adjustment control to a lower setting
- If the braking was not sufficient, turn the adjustment control to a higher setting
Repeat the tow brake test until the adjustment control is set at a point just below trailer wheel lock up.

Package Contents:

1 x Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller
1 x Power & connection cables
1 x Adaptor 12pin flat female to 7pin flat male (additional adaptors available on request)
Instruction manual

WARNINGS

ENSURE THAT YOUR TRAILER BRAKES ARE INSTALLED AND OPERATRING CORRECTLY. IMPROPERLY INSTALLED OR FAULTY TRAILER BRAKES CAN CAUSE ERRATIC VEHICLE OR TRAILER BEHAVIOUR WITH POTENTIAL TO CAUSE A ROAD ACCIDENT. ALWAYS CHECK BRAKES AT LOW SPEED EACH TIME A TRAILER IS CONNECTED TO YOUR VEHICLE.

DUE TO BEING A PORTABLE DEVICE OPERATING FROM A 12V CIGARETTE LIGHTER SOCKET THE UNIT IS LIMITED TO BRAKING EITHER A SINGLE AXLE OR TANDEM AXLE TRAILER ONLY. IT IS NOT SUITABLE TO OPERATE BRAKES ON A TRIPLE AXLE TRAILER UNLESS THE UNIT IS HARD WIRED AS PER THE SUPPLIED INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

CAUTIONS

  1. Ensure that your electric brake controller in mounted in a secure fixed location as per the manufactures instructions provided. Failure to mount securely will result in inaccurate braking force measurements and incorrect braking of the trailer.
  2. If towing a tandem axle trailer it is recommended that you use a 12v 15amp cigarette socket as your power source if 100% braking force is required. If a 15amp power source is not available you can operate the unit from a 10amp socket under limitations as noted in diagram a. This is to prevent the possibility of the vehicles cigarette lighter socket fuse blowing upon 100% braking force being applied if the unit is set too high while being powered from a 10amp socket.
  3. It is recommended that while using your portable electric brake unit that you do not operate or charge any other devices from another power source in your vehicle unless that power source is isolated from the cigarette lighter socket which is providing power to your brake unit.
  4. The control module will calibrate after loss & resupply of its 12v power source. If your vehicles 12v cigarette lighter socket is not a permanent power source it will calibrate each time the vehicle is restarted.

This product is supplied to allow ease of fitment in vehicles that require a non-permanent installation. All mounting orientation and operational requirements in the Brake Controller manufacturers product manual still apply, and must be followed to ensure safe operation.

Road rules relating to towing vary between Australian State jurisdictions. It is advisable to check the trailer brake requirements in your state to ensure that you are fully compliant with local regulations.



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