Replacement Cable and Pin for Hopkins LED Breakaway Switches

Replacement Cable and Pin for Hopkins LED Breakaway Switches

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Hopkins Accessories and Parts - HM20051

It may be small, but a functional pin is most important when it comes to your emergency breakaway system.


Features:

  • Works with Hopkins LED breakaway switches (HM20050, HM20059, HM20060, HM20005, HM20010 and HM20014)
  • Works with new style Hopkins Break-Away Switches (HM20005, HM20012 and HM20014)


Specs:

  • Cable length: 48"
  • Pin length:
    • Overall: 1-3/4"
    • Usable length: 1-5/16"


20051 Replacement Cable and Pin for Hopkins LED Break Away Switch






Video of Replacement Cable and Pin for Hopkins LED Breakaway Switches


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit HM20051 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the replacement cable and pin for Hopkins breakaway switches. Even though this unit is small, it is a very, very important part or component when it comes to your emergency breakaway system. Now, this is going to measure 4 feet long. It's 48 inches long. The cable is a steel cable, and it's going to be coasted with a protective coating. That's going to keep the cable from fraying.

It's also going to make it scratch-resistant, so it's not going to scratch anything that it comes into contact with. This is a straight cable design. I just have it bundled up for our video. When it comes to the pin, that's this right here. This is going to give us an overall length measurement of about 1 3/4 of an inch with an usable pin length of 1 5/16 of an inch. This is going to work with Hopkins LED breakaway switches, part numbers HM20050, 20059, 20060, 20005, 20010 and 20041, and it's going to work with new style Hopkins breakaway switches, part numbers HM20005, 20012 and 20014. That's going to do it for today's look at the replacement cable and pin for Hopkins breakaway switches..


Customer Reviews

Replacement Cable and Pin for Hopkins LED Breakaway Switches - HM20051

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (47 Customer Reviews)

It may be small, but a functional pin is most important when it comes to your emergency breakaway system.

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Being able to purchase just the pin and cable here saved me from replacing the whole break away system which appeared to be my only other (expensive) option. 588627



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Exact Replacement for what I Needed. If you need parts for your Trailer Etrailer is the place to go!!! Quality, Price, Speed of Delivery AAA+++. 582402



- HM20051
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Product as ordered. Service exceptional. I will look here for parts I will need in the future. Thank you, Fred 558114



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The Hopkins breakaway cable is apparently not the most common type, as I was unable to obtain one from nearby RV parts suppliers. I was very happy to find one online at etrailer. It is an exact duplicate of the one being replaced. The price was reasonable and it arrived when they estimated it would. 511827



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FAST <> EASY <> EFFICIENT<> 479482



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It's a wire. It' got just the right amount of wiriness. 478314



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Good pricing and delivered quickly! 471402



- HM20051
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What I needed. No issues. 468424



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good price 458845



- HM20051
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Just like their ad states "a great product at an outstanding price". An exact replacement. 458657



- HM20051
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Nicole knew just what I was needing for my car hauler. It was good to speak to someone who knew what I was talking about. in the future.is a asset to etrailer. Whenever I need something in the future etrailer is who I will call first . Thank You 451242



- HM20051
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Nice to keep a spare on hand...no one wants a DOT ticket! 450767



- HM20051
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have not installed yet but shipping friday time was really fast order tues Or weds & got friday thanks 438579



- HM20051
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Great help from Customer Service! This was my first order from etrailer, and it went so smoothly. I was worried that the little part I ordered would be the incorrect one, but Jesse M. from customer service knew exactly what I needed and assured me it was correct. Not only was it correct but the delivery was as promised 2 day, delivered promptly on time. Next time I will feel real comfortable ordering everything I need from etrailer! 431821



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Shipped promptly, works great! 420174



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It took two tries but I did get the part that I needed. 394439



- HM20051
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Exact replacement for my brake controller. etrailer was the first place I looked for a replacement. 384155



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ETrailer has been extremely helpful in all my needs! I highly recommend them for yours too 374365



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brake away cables appear to a little difficult to find. The plastic piece on this one, would not fit my current switch. But I cut the cable and installed on my old one. Much nicer than my old ratty cable. Cable well made and covered in plastic. 373120



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Bought it just for a spare. 369360


Comments

Still tucked away in the camper for an emergency spare.

MDW - 05/19/2018

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I got what I needed! Thanks! 326549



- HM20051
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It's a break away brake cable. It fit and should work fine if ever needed. 322561



- HM20051
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etrailer always has the right products for the right price, very shipping and great customer service. Thanks for being there with all my trailer needs. thanks again Randal 319069



- HM20051
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Everything was as described...... quick shipping ...... very happy with etrailer ... I am a returning customer and will continue to be .... great company 310671



- HM20051
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Each time I order items from trailer it arrive professionally packed and amazingly fast. I waluld recommend them to everyone. 297187



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Good 261070



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Waste of time& money. Poor description. 256617



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Prompt service, great prices, very convenient. Will definitely recommend. 251735


Comments

Works great, thanks!

Patrick - 01/24/2018

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The replacement beak away cable work just fine and shipping was quick Thanks 225776



- HM20051
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No need to call the company who manufactures the braking system on your trailer b/c this item was perfect. I'm very happy with the item and would get it again for such a good price and inexpensive cost. 216614



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Item was shipped and received in a couple of days. It was exactly what I needed and accurately described on the web site. Thanks for the great service. 211352



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This replacement fits like OEM. And a bonus, the cable comes with the purchase. Tried to get one from the manufacture and they just send the plastic piece. Although I was told that the product was going to take about 7 days to ship it got to me in 3. Thanks guys! Awesome customer service and great products! 198229



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This works great. 192170



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We use a lot of these yearly 153803



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exactly what I needed, and got here a day early... Thank You Etrailer!!!!!! 124115



- HM20051
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Good quality cable, has clear sheathing over the cable. Better quality of cable than was installed from trailer manufacture. Would recommend 118162



- HM20051
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Works as its designed to. Would like option to purchase pin with a longer cord... 111153



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Great customer service and high quality product with fast shipping 106746



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I was in immediate need of this part as the one from our vehicle was "borrowed" while it was parked at my wife's work place. I contacted etrailer via phone and was professionally and personally taken care of. Delivery was quick and the part was the correct one. Great Company! 104981



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Great replacement part and fast shippin g! 92686



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Great replacement part 86077



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Very fast shipping and item was exactly how it was described. 81735


Comments

It is still working perfectly. I highly recommend it.

Brett Z - 05/23/2014

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Exactly what we needed - ordered as a spare. Excellent service - shipped quickly and recieved within a few days. 65129



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Very pleased with product and service. 63316



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Great replacement. Exact fit for my damaged cable. 57686



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Everything was reived and it was exactly what we ordered. Very happy shopping on etrailer.com. Pricing, shipping all great! 50262



- HM20051
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I received my shipment in mail today. Very happy with product, price and service. This is my first order from etrailer and all went well for me. 17885


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  • I spoke with my contact at Hopkins about your Engager Break-Away system. They told me that there was a change to the pin about 3 or 4 years ago and the pin on the newer systems is actually shorter than the previous switches. If your break-away system is one of the newer models then part # HM20051 would work well for you. This is the 48 inch cable with the pin that attached to the break-away switch. If you have an older model with the longer pin, then part # HM20010 would be...
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  • Replacement Cable and Pin for Hopkins Breakaway Switches 20005 and 20014
  • Choosing the correct replacement cable and pin for your 20005 and 20014 Hopkins breakaway switches will depend on the style of key that they accept. Hopkins changed the style of keys that their breakaway switches accept, but kept the part numbers the same. If you have the newer style switch that has a cross design in the pin hole that is 2-3/16 inches long, then you will need the replacement cable and pin, # HM20051. If you have the older style switch that requires a key with multiple...
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  • Easy Solution for Lost Pin for Trailer Breakaway System
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  • How to Determine Correct Replacement Pin for Hopkins Engager
  • The easiest way for you to know which replacement cable and pin you need is by the type of switch your Hopkins Engager Breakaway Kit has. If you take a look at the accompanying photo showing the two pins you can see that they are different styles. So if your switch has a cross shape and the pin hole is 2-3/16" long you need the newer style Replacement Cable and Pin for Hopkins LED Breakaway Switches # HM20051, which you can see in the photo on the left. Otherwise you have have a switch...
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  • Replacement Breakaway Switch or Pin For Trailer
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  • If you are referring to the pin for a breakaway kit like # HM20010 that you referenced we do sell a pin and cable on its own as part # HM20051. This replacement pin/cable works with many Hopkins breakaway kits, all of which are listed on the page for part # HM20051.
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  • Should Trailer Breakaway Cable be Longer or Shorter than Safety Chains
  • Ideally you have the breakaway cable slightly shorter than the safety chain length that way in the event of a trailer uncoupling the brake of the trailer will be applied as you come to a stop. This prevents the trailer from slamming into the tow vehicle as you stop.
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  • What to Do About Missing Breakaway Switch Pin if You Don't Know the Manufacturer
  • Not all pins are created equally but all breakaway switches are pretty much the same. Since we can't determine for sure which system you have I recommend replacing the whole switch with # HM20010. The only thing in the switch are 2 metal contacts that are kept separated by the plastic pin. When the pin is pulled the contacts can touch and complete the circuit from the battery to the brakes. That is why you can use a different switch. It is a very basic system!
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  • Breakaway Pin Melted When Reed Into Breakaway Switch
  • It depends on how long the trailer was sitting there before you reinserted the pin. On a system like the Hopkins Engager # 20099 the battery has a 5 amp-hours capacity so if you were within the 5 hour time limit that would explain why the pin melted. If it melted the whole switch then you can replace it with part # HM20010. Otherwise the replacement cable and pin is part # HM20051. If your trailer had been sitting there for a day or so and your pin was melted then I really am not sure...
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  • Replacement Pin For Break Away System
  • When I measured the # HM20051, I found it to be 1-3/4 inches long in total, with the pin portion being 1-5/16 inches. You can see these dimensions in the accompanying photo. The HM20051 pin is the correct replacement for the following Hopkins break away switches: HM20050 HM20059 HM20060 HM20005 HM20010 HM20014 HM20005 HM20012 HM20014 The measurement I took and the one you took are so close and because they look identical, I strongly suspect the # HM20051 would be the correct...
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  • How to Determine Correct Replacement Pin and Cable for Hopkins Breakaway Kit
  • If you take another look at the photo I provided you can check out the styles of both Hopkins pins. Since you cannot find a part number the best thing to do is use this photo to determine the pin that you need, with the pin on the Replacement Cable and Pin for Hopkins Breakaway Kits # HM20012 having multiple prongs. If yours matches up this is the direction you should take. If you take another look and your pin looks more like the flat style of the Replacement Cable and Pin for Hopkins...
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  • Availability of Replacement Breakaway Switch without Battery Charger
  • We do have a nice selection of replacement breakaway switches available that do not include the battery charger, such as the Hopkins Replacement Break-Away Switch # HM20014. This particular switch includes lead wires that measure 44 inches in length. For a replacement cable and pin, you can use # HM20051. I have attached a link that will take you to our available selection of replacement breakaway switches that you can also look through.
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  • Replacement Breakaway Switch Cable and Plunger Pin Requirements
  • There is not a size requirement for the cable itself on a breakaway system. You can see the cable diameter doesn't need to be very thick on this like # HM20051 because it is only required to pull the plunger from the system to activate the braking. So it needs to have a break strength strong enough to pull the pin (thus stronger than the plastic pin itself), but your safety cables or chains are what keep the trailer from being left behind and they are required to be equal or greater than...
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