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How to Use the Boost Control Functions and Settings on a Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller


how do you use the button on the right , weight, 6.1,6.2,6.3 etc, how do you set it and under what circumstances?

asked by: edward

Expert Reply:

The button on the right on the Tekonsha Prodigy, # 90185, is the Boost button. The boost levels are pre-set based on how much the trailer weighs in comparison to the tow vehicle. For example, by pressing the button once, it will display what the current boost level is. If you see .c, that means the boost is off. If you see .c. that means it is on. Every press of the button changes the boost level up to b.3.

A boost setting of b.1 is for trailers that weigh less than the tow vehicle. A boost setting of b.2 is the for a trailer that weights nearly the same as the tow vehicle. A boost setting of b.3 (the highest) is when the trailer weighs up to or more than 40 percent of the vehicle.

At b.1, when the brakes are applied, the power starts out at 13 percent of the power setting and increases as you slow down. With b.2 and b.3, it starts at 25 percent and increases as you slow down.

I have included a link to the instructions below. On page 2, you will see a section on the boost settings, including a helpful chart that explains in more detail when each setting should be used.

expert reply by: Michael H

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