Electric Trailer Brake with Dust Shield - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left Hand - 12,000 lbs

Electric Trailer Brake with Dust Shield - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left Hand - 12,000 lbs

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  • Trailer Brakes
  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • Brake Assembly
  • etrailer
  • 12-1/4 x 5 Inch Drum
  • LH
  • Self Adjust
  • 12000 lbs
Self-adjusting driver's-side electric brake measures 12-1/4" x 5". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plate resists rust. Dust shield protects from debris. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer accessories and parts part number AKEBRK-12L or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Electric Trailer Brake with Dust Shield - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left Hand - 12,000 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Self-adjusting driver's-side electric brake measures 12-1/4" x 5". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plate resists rust. Dust shield protects from debris.


Features:

  • Electric brakes are easier to install and offer more user control than hydraulic brakes
    • Requires only an electric brake controller (sold separately) - no actuator or hydraulic lines necessary
  • Automotive-grade friction material is molded to brake shoes
    • Pads are fully bonded - not riveted - to shoes for long life and more braking torque
    • Less chance of cracking and crumbling that can lead to mechanical lockup, thanks to tapered edge and circular grinding
  • Self-adjusting brake does not require periodic manual adjustment like standard brakes
    • Fine-tooth brake adjustment gear allows for a more precise setting
  • Dust shield protects from debris while you're towing
  • E-coated backing plate resists wear and corrosion
  • Adjuster plugs (included) cover access holes to keep dirt and grime out of the assembly and off of the shoes
  • Mounting bolts and hardware (BRKH122510) sold separately
  • QAI and CSA certified


Specs:

  • Application: most standard hub-and-drum assemblies, including Dexter and Lippert (LCI)
  • Configuration: left hand (driver's side)
  • Dimensions: 12-1/4" diameter x 5" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 7 bolt
  • Wheel size: 15" or larger
  • Axle rating: 12,000 lbs
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Self-Adjusting Brake Doesn't Require Routine Adjustment

Standard electric brake assemblies require manual adjustment of the brake shoes over time to provide longer-lasting and more efficient braking performance. With self-adjusting brakes, the brake shoes are always properly aligned, so there's no need to manually adjust the brakes after the initial adjustment. As a result, you get optimum performance without having to take the time to continually perform this type of maintenance.


Thoroughly Tested for Safety

This brake assembly meets the requirements for certification by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). The CSA creates standards, which when complied with ensure a safe and quality product. This brake assembly underwent extensive testing to measure stopping distances when braking. This brake has also been tested by QAI for braking performance in a complete automotive setup and under real-world conditions to provide the most realistic scenario for the everyday driver.


Automotive-Grade Friction Material

Each shoe on this brake assembly is lined with automotive-grade friction material for improved stopping performance and longevity. The friction material is fully bonded onto the surface of the brake shoe. This lining is custom-molded for a perfect fit. The edges are tapered to ensure long-lasting performance. This taper, along with the circular grinding that the lining undergoes, helps to prevent cracking and crumbling. This durability helps to prevent mechanical lockup, which can occur when brake shoes are excessively worn or broken.


The friction material is also SAE-N certified, which means that it is an environmentally safe product that complies with California and Washington regulations regarding the composition of brake pads. As a result, this material not only provides high-performance braking that can endure the test of time, but it is also environmentally friendly and safe for use throughout the United States and Canada.



B1212E-21 AxleTek 12-1/4" x 5" LH Self-Adjusting Electric Brake Assembly - Drivers Side - 12K Axles - Dust Shield

Compare to Dexter 23-442







Video of Electric Trailer Brake with Dust Shield - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left Hand - 12,000 lbs


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




Video Transcript for etrailer Trailer Brakes AKEBRK-12L Review

Today we're going to take a look at the 12 in 1 quarter inch, self adjusting, electric brake assembly with the dust shield for a 12,000 pound axel. This is the left hand driver's side assembly. These electric brakes are easier to install. They offer more user control than hydraulic brakes. Electric brakes require only an electric brake controller which we do sell separately on our website. There is no actuator or hydraulic lines necessary with the electric brakes.

This is a 12 in 1 quarter inch by 5 inch, left hand drivers side brake assembly. When they give you that dimension basically what they're measuring the 12 and a quarter would be the diameter from the edge of the shoe to the edge of the shoe. You can see 12 and a quarter inches. The 5 inches would be the width of the pad on the shoe. Again if we put the ruler on it you can see right at 5 inches. When you get these new they'll usually have a sticker that'll say left hand or right hand side.

By chance if the assembly doesn't have a sticker on it and you need to figure out what side this goes on, the easiest way to tell is to look at the size of the pads on the shoes. If you look at this one and then you look at this one, this one's a lot larger. The shorter pad is the primary shoe and that'll always face the front of the trailer. If this is the shorter one and that's the front of the trailer you can see this is for the left hand drivers side assembly. These brake shoes are lined with the automotive grade friction material.

This friction material is fully bonded, it's not riveted to the shoe so it gives you a lot longer life and more braking torque. They also taper the edges on the lining and then they do a circular grinding to prevent cracking and crumbling that can lead mechanical lockup. This is a self adjusting brake so it does not require the periodic manual adjustment like standard brakes. You see this cable that goes connected to a lever down here and it automatically turns the gear to automatically adjust your brakes. The nice thing on these is the gear they use is a fine tooth brake adjustment gear and that allows for more precise setting. There is no break in period needed following your initial adjustment.

When you install these you just do your initial adjustment and then from then on they will self adjust as you drive. This one does have the cast backing plate. As we mentioned, it does have the metal brake dust shield also. On the very bottom you can see they do include the adjuster plugs that are in the adjuster holes. There's two holes here that allow you to access that gear when you do your adjustment on your initial adjustment. You need to put your tool through there and turn the gear to adjust it initially. This one actually comes with the plugs that will keep any dirt from getting into your brake assembly. A lot of brake assembly's will just leave those holes open and you don't really want to do that because dirt can get in there and cause problems. This does include the adjuster plugs. You can see it's designed to fit on a 7 bolt brake mounting flange. The mounting bolts, the nuts, and the lock washers are not included though we do sell those separately on our website and they are listed on this product page as a related product. This brake assembly is certified by USSAE standards and CSA which are the Canadian standards. Again, the dimensions on this are 12 and a quarter inch by 5 inch. It is designed for 12,000 pound axles. Again I mentioned you see the cable they are a self adjusting brake. They do fit the 7 bolt brake mounting flange and they do use the 12 and one quarter inch drums. These are electric brakes. If you'll notice on the back you'll have 2 yellow wires here and these do need to be connected to supply power to that magna top right. One connects to the brake feed. The other one connects to a ground. They're both yellow wires so either wire can be used for either function. It doesn't matter which ones which. That should do it for the review on the 12 and a quarter inch, self adjusting, electric brake assembly with the dust shield, for 12,000 pound axels, and this is the left hand drivers side assembly.


Customer Reviews

Electric Trailer Brake with Dust Shield - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left Hand - 12,000 lbs - AKEBRK-12L

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

Self-adjusting driver's-side electric brake measures 12-1/4" x 5". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plate resists rust. Dust shield protects from debris.

- AKEBRK-12L
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Fast shipping and right parts thank you I will order all trailer parts from etrailerfrom now on again thank you for prompt service 528078



- AKEBRK-12L
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Great custoner service.. I ordered 1:00 pm and received the part next day 10:00 am. And I'm back on the road.. thank you very much etrailer i will be ordering some more to keep as spares. 387995



- AKEBRK-12L
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Good brakes. Arrived too quickly! Not a fan of brake jobs, needed more time to procrastinate!! 527552



- AKEBRK-12L
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Fit perfectly. No issues. Good value. 484248



- AKEBRK-12L
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Great price great costumer service 473523



- AKEBRK-12L
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Brake assemblies seem to be fine. Everything fit well. 342654



- AKEBRK-12L
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Great product easy to change. Got me back on road fast. Will be ordering two more in a few weeks. 316133



- AKEBRK-12R
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Accessories and Parts


Great product easy to change. Got me back on road fast. Will be ordering two more in a few weeks. 319064



- AKEBRK-12
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Accessories and Parts


haven't installed yet, if they are same as first 2 I ordered everything will be ok. thanks 598081



- AKEBRK-12
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Accessories and Parts


great pricing. great products. fast s hipping. 465850



- AKEBRK-12R
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Accessories and Parts


Good brakes. Arrived too quickly! Not a fan of brake jobs, needed more time to procrastinate!! 527960



- AKEBRK-12
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Accessories and Parts


Great package I put all four on had to break them in and they work great. Fast free shipping great price and great product thank for a fare deal and great product 501865



- AKEBRK-12R
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Accessories and Parts


Fit perfectly. No issues. Good value. 484356



- AKEBRK-12
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Accessories and Parts


I have 12k dexter axles and needed entire brake assemblies. Bought the etrailer brand, perfect fit! This is my new website for all my trailer needs!! 478375



- AKEBRK-12R
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Accessories and Parts


Works just like it should 473524



- AKEBRK-12R
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Accessories and Parts


fit and seems to work perfectly. Got me back on the road. 347031



- AKEBRK-12R
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Accessories and Parts


Brake assemblies seemed fine. They fit well. 342655


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  • Brake Assemblies Compatible With Dexter 12,000 lb Axles
  • Yes, the Electric Trailer Brake Assembly # AKEBRK-12R for the right hand and # AKEBRK-12L For the left had are confirmed to fit your Dexter 12K Axles. They are comparable to the Dexter Assemblies # 23-442 and # 23-443. You may also be interested in the Brake Adjustment Spoon for Drum Brakes # W80630 to adjust your brake assemblies.
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  • Comparison of Dexter Axle and Axle Technology 12,000 Pound Brake Assemblies
  • Dexter Axle has the brand recognition so that will definitely weigh more in their favor. Axle Technology isn't as well known even though their parts are very common on trailers but they're mostly used buy trailer manufacturers. So their parts often come on trailers but aren't as commonly used when someone is buying replacement parts. The Axle Technology brakes, like # AKEBRK-12R for the right and # AKEBRK-12L for the left, are good quality brakes and some of our installers here even...
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  • Electric Brake Assemblies Compatible with 12,000 lb Axle Off a PJ Trailer
  • AL-KO Axles had a different brake flange style than other manufacturers. You will need the Hayes/AL-KO Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12-1/4" - Left/Right Hand Assemblies - 9K to 12K # 10257-59. The Electric Trailer Brake with Dust Shield - Self-Adjusting # AKEBRK-12L will not fit your axles.
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  • Can Electric Drum Brakes Be Used on a Boat Trailer
  • You ask a very good question. In recent years we've seen more and more boat trailer manufacturers installing electric drum brakes on their trailers as OEM equipment. In the past boat trailers almost always had hydraulic drum or disc brakes as standard equipment since this avoided the natural concerns about combining electricity and water. The main reasons for this shift towards electric drum brakes are their lower cost and easier installation as compared to hydraulics, and that insulating...
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  • What are the Dimensions of the of the Mounting Holes for Part # AKEBRK-12L
  • The measurements for part # AKEBRK-12L are: Inner hole where the spindle goes has a diameter of 4-7/16 inches. The mounting holes, center on center, are 2 inches apart. The top two holes in the 7 bolt pattern, center on center, are 4 inches apart.
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  • What Are the Dimensions of the 7 Bolt Brake Mounting Flange
  • The 7 bolt brake mounting flange that the Electric Trailer Brake with Dust Shield part # AKEBRK-12R for right hand and part # AKEBRK-12L for left hand uses is an industry standard pattern so if you have a 9,000 lb to 15,000 lb axle then it will use this same 7 bolt brake mounting flange pattern so you don't really need to measure this. I have however attached a photo of theses measurements for you. I am not sure what depth dimension that you are looking for but if you can clarify this...
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