If you have a proportional mode electric brake controller, you may have difficulty proving the trailer brakes work from the foot brake during a stationary vehicle inspection. This is because a stationary vehicle is not decelerating, and most proportional brake controllers will not be applying any power to the trailer brakes. If you have a REDARC Tow-Pro EliteTM, you can simply change it to “User Controlled” mode for the test then switch it back to “Proportional Mode” when the test is completed.
The REDARC Tow-Pro Elite™ features 2 modes of braking, “proportional” and “user controlled”
If the status indication LED on the control knob is glowing BLUE, the Tow-Pro® Elite is in Proportional Mode. In Proportional Mode, the Tow-Pro® Elite will apply the trailer brakes at a level proportional to the vehicle deceleration. The control knob setting, 0 to 10, will set the brakes from a lighter to a heavier trailer brake application. Simply put, the harder the vehicle brakes are applied, the harder the trailer will brake. This mode is designed for highway travelling or everyday use.
If the status indication LED on the control knob is glowing GREEN, the Tow-Pro® Elite is in User Controlled Mode. In User Controlled Mode, the Tow-Pro® Elite will apply the trailer brakes to the level set by the user on the gain control knob. The control knob setting, 0 to 10, will set the brakes from Zero to Full trailer brake application. Simply put, the trailer will brake to the level set by the control knob (regardless of how hard the vehicle brakes). This mode is often preferred for off road or precision use and may require frequent attention from the user.
Changing between modes requires the user to complete the following process:
NOTE: Changing modes can only be completed with the trailer connected.
NOTE: Ensure the vehicle has come to a complete stop before beginning the mode change process.
NOTE: Ensure you adjust the knob to a suitable setting for your driving conditions and vehicle/trailer combination once mode change is completed.
Every time the vehicle is turned on, the Tow-Pro™ will start up in the mode that was last selected, providing the black wire has remained connected to power/battery positive.
Pressing the gain control knob whilst driving will apply the manual override brake. The manual override brake will apply the trailer brakes only; if wired correctly will also apply the trailer brake lights and will turn the LED indicator a shade of RED.
For further information visit https://www.redarc.com.au/redarc-tow-pro or call 1300REDARC.
All you need to apply is to have a debit or credit card, to be over 18 years of age, and to be a resident of Australia.
Late fees and additional eligibility criteria apply. The first payment may be due at the time of purchase. For complete terms visit https://www.afterpay.com.au/en-AU/terms.