HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Drum Brakes - 1,000 psi

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Drum Brakes - 1,000 psi

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  • Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator
  • Drum Brakes
  • Hydrastar
  • 1000 psi
Anodized aluminum electric-hydraulic actuator lets you use your brake controller (sold separately) to activate your trailer's hydraulic drum brakes. Vented end plate releases heat. Includes hardware. Hydraulic lines and breakaway sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Hydrastar brake actuator part number HBA-10 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Hydrastar products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Drum Brakes - 1,000 psi. Brake Actuator reviews from real customers.


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Hydrastar Brake Actuator - HBA-10

Anodized aluminum electric-hydraulic actuator lets you use your brake controller (sold separately) to activate your trailer's hydraulic drum brakes. Vented end plate releases heat. Includes hardware. Hydraulic lines and breakaway sold separately.


Features:

  • Electric-over-hydraulic brake actuator activates your trailer's hydraulic brakes when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle
    • Brake controller (sold separately) is required to send signal from tow vehicle to actuator when brakes are applied
    • 7-Way trailer connector (sold separately) is needed to transmit signal from brake controller
  • Improved functionality when compared with surge brake couplers
    • Faster response time - trailer brakes are triggered when you apply brakes in tow vehicle, as opposed to when trailer pushes against hitch ball
    • No need to manually lock out brakes when you back up
    • Trailer brakes can be intentionally activated when you reverse
    • Manual override on brake controller can be activated so you can engage the trailer brakes without having to apply your vehicle brakes
  • Vented end plate releases pressure, moisture, and heat in order to protect the internal components
    • Allows actuator to be mounted in places where most actuators would overheat
  • Electronic, proportional pressure valve ensures that braking is smooth and effective
  • Built-in bleeder screw lets you easily flush air out of the brake lines
  • Durable extruded aluminum provides corrosion resistance
  • Compatible with any standard, 5-amp-hour-battery breakaway kit (sold separately)
  • DOT compliant
  • Unit installs on trailer frame and connects to trailer's wiring and hydraulic brake lines (sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: single- and tandem-axle trailers (up to 7,000 lbs) with drum brakes
  • Maximum output pressure: 1,000 psi
  • Power: 12V DC
  • Hydraulic port size: 3/16"
  • Dimensions: 11-3/4" long x 3" wide x 7-3/8" tall
  • Wire configuration:
    • Black: 12-volt power
    • Blue: brake controller
    • Yellow: breakaway
    • White: ground
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Note: Do not power wash the HydraStar actuator or take it through a commercial car wash. High-pressure water may damage the seals on the actuator.


The HydraStar electric-over-hydraulic trailer brake actuator applies pressure to your trailer's hydraulic brake system in response to the electrical signals sent from your in-cab brake controller. As a result, your trailer's hydraulic brakes will be activated every time you apply the brakes in your vehicle or press the manual override on your controller. This setup is ideal for boat trailers because you will get responsive hydraulic braking, which you control conveniently from inside your vehicle with your electric brake controller.


HydraStar Electric-Over-Hydraulic Actuator vs. Standard Surge Brake Actuators

With the HydraStar electric-over-hydraulic actuator, you can get all the benefits of towing with an electric brake controller while using hydraulic brakes. Because this actuator will activate according to the settings you have chosen for your brake controller (sold separately), you will have more control over when and how your trailer brakes engage. Depending on the features of your brake controller, you may be able to control both the rate and intensity with which your trailer's brakes activate. You can also use the manual override on your brake controller, which allows you to engage the trailer brakes without having to apply the brakes in your vehicle. And perhaps most impressive, if you have a proportional brake controller, your brakes will be activated with an intensity that matches the braking speed and power of your rig.


This pump-and-motor-based system increases response time compared with traditional actuators because the trailer brakes are triggered when you apply the brakes in the tow vehicle, as opposed to when the trailer pushes against the hitch ball. This not only gives you faster, more efficient braking, but it also eliminates the pushing sensation that occurs in setups that use standard surge brake actuators.


HydraStar actuators are also beneficial because, unlike standard surge couplers, they allow you to activate your brakes when reversing down an incline, such as a boat ramp. Having the ability to brake in reverse gives you more control and prevents wear on your tow vehicle.


HydraStar Installation

Hydrastar Installation Diagram

This HydraStar electric-over-hydraulic brake actuator will give you years of trailer-stopping performance. The actuator mounts on your trailer's frame with the included hardware. Then it splices into the trailer's wiring and connects to your hydraulic brake lines from the 3/16" female port. Lines and fittings are sold separately.


Durable Construction

Just like other HydraStar electric-over-hydraulic actuator models, this system is built of extruded anodized aluminum for excellent corrosion resistance. In addition, the weathertight seals protect internal components from the elements.


This actuator also has a vented end plate that releases pressure, moisture, and heat to help prevent any internal damage. Unlike models that are unable to release heat and pressure, this vented actuator can be safely mounted inside of a compartment on your trailer. As a result, this actuator is great for gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailers where finding space on the tongue can be nearly impossible.


Brake Controller Compatibility

Not all electric trailer brake controllers will work with this electric-over-hydraulic brake actuator. See the following table to determine compatibility with common models of brake controllers. For best performance, it is recommended that you use an aftermarket electric brake controller rather than an OEM factory-installed controller.


ManufacturerVehicle Years/Controller ModelsCompatibleCompatible if Used with HBA-CAM
VehiclesFord2005-2006Yes
2007-2008NoYes
2009-2015Yes
Dodge2010-2015Yes
GMC/Chevy2007-2015NoYes
Brake ControllersDraw-TiteActivator (5100)Yes
Activator II (5500 or 5510)Yes
Activator III (5520)Yes
Activator IV (5504)Yes
HayesEnergize III (81741B)Yes
Energize III+ (HA81742B)Yes
Energize XPC (HA81745)Yes
Engage (HA81760)Yes
G2 Brake Boss (81792BB)Yes
Syncronizer (HA81725)Yes
Endeavor (81770)Yes
Genesis (HA81790)Yes
Blackbird (HA81726)Yes
HopkinsImpulse Digital (47325)Yes
Insight (HM47297)Yes
Brake Force (47225)No
Reliance (47284)No
Agility (47294 or 47295)No
MaxbrakeBrake ControllerYes
RedlineRedline TA900Yes
RedlineTA900ANo
RedlineTA1000No
RedlineTA1100No
RedlineTA1200No
TekonshaProdigy (90185)Yes
Prodigy P2 (90885)Yes
Prodigy P3 (90195)Yes
Primus IQ (TK90160)No
PowerTrac (39523)Yes
Voyager (39510 or 9030)Yes
ValleyVA32812 BlackbirdYes
VA32811 PhantomYes


HBA-10 Cargo Towing Solutions (formerly Carlisle) Hydra Star Electric-Over-Hydraulic (EOH) Brake Actuator

Replaces HydraStar HSV381-7065



HBA-10 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details HBA-10 Installation instructions


Video of HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Drum Brakes - 1,000 psi


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




Video Transcript for Hydrastar Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - HBA-10 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for drum brakes. It has 1,000 PSI rating. This Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator offers a fast response time for shorter stopping distances. In emergency situations and in your regular everyday towing, you can control those fractions of a second. Doesn't matter when it comes to stopping your trailer. This has a 1000 PSI pressure rating which is suitable for drum break applications.

It will work on single, tandem, and triple axle trailers with drum brakes. This actuator will eliminate the feel of being pushed by the trailer. It eliminates any problems found when backing a trailer uphill with surge brakes and eliminates brake drag which is common with surge brakes on a downhill grade. As you can see, this actuator is in a nice sealed extruded anodized aluminum housing. It's designed to mount to the trailer, connects into the trailers wiring and the hydraulic brake light. This does require the use of an in-cab brake controller.

It will work with most electronic brake controllers that have the electric over hydraulic brake function. This also does require break away kit. We do sell those separately on our website. It's part number HS496-82 and we do list it on this product page as a related product. This uses 12-volt VC operation.

It has solid state electronics. When you fill it up with brake fluid it will use either .3 or .4 brake fluid. These Hyrastar actuators are easy to install. They meet all DOT and federal braking requirements, unlike some of your surge brakes which are illegal in many states. If you notice, it has the four wires that you have to hook up. These will all install.

These are twelve gauge wires. The black wire, we'll start with that one, that's designed to connect to the 12-volt constant power for your tow vehicle. The blue wire. This is the connected to the output from your in-cab brake controller. The white wire is the ground. It connects to your tow vehicle ground and the last one, the yellow wire, connects to the cold side of your break away switch, not the battery side. It comes with this nice set of our owner's manual. It tells you how to install it and even describes its features. Just to show you the top here. It has the cap where you put in your brake fluid. It has the bleeder valve so if you get any air in your system, you can bleed it out of here. Right here, is your output port that'll connect to your hydraulic brake lines. I do want to give you a few dimensions on this just to let you know how big it is. We'll measure the height from the bottom to the top of the cap. If we put a ruler on it, it's going to be right at seven and one quarter inches high. The length, we're going to measure from the edge of the mounting bracket to the other edge. Total overall length and that's going to be right at eleven and three quarter inches. Then the width on this, at the widest point is going to be right at three inches wide. That should do it for the review on the Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for drum brakes with the 1,000 PSI rating.


Customer Reviews

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Drum Brakes - 1,000 psi - HBA-10

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Anodized aluminum electric-hydraulic actuator lets you use your brake controller (sold separately) to activate your trailer's hydraulic drum brakes. Vented end plate releases heat. Includes hardware. Hydraulic lines and breakaway sold separately.

- HBA-10
by:

I have a tandem axle dump trailer that came with factory hydraulic surge brakes. They worked sporatically at best, were very unpredictable, and eventually stopped working all together. I installed the hba 10 as well as an electric breakaway switch and eliminated the surge hitch all together. Works great. Far beyond my expectations. 476094



- HBA-10
by:

THE PRODUCT I NEEDED AT A GREAT PRICE WITH A FAST DELIVERY 606938



- HBA-10
by:

Service was exceptional as for the product is what is, replaced the same that was in service for 6 years, should have lasted a lot longer 579344



- HBA-10
by:

Still working as it should, no problems with the actuator. Completely satisfied! If only the rest of my braking system were as trouble free! 495130


Comments

I am happy with the actuator and how well it is working

James - 04/12/2019

52826

- HBA-10
by:

awesome product, I have installed 4 more for customers,, works great, very easy to install and do away with surge brakes,, its a 5 out of 5 ,,, ill be buying more 452113



- HBA-10
by:

The product was exactly as picture, etrailer did an outstanding job expediting this order, got the product the next day . 304258



- HBA-10
by:

I just got it put on the trailer so really haven't had a chance to try it . The part went on the 3 horse living quarters trailer which I hope to pull later today. The brakes activated properly, bleeding process was certainly a two man operation and took quite a bit of time. 297163



- HBA-10
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Work Great Fast Shipping 80131


Comments

Have Hydrastar HBA12 1200psiG7 on tandem boat trailer. Breakaway activates brakes well but brakes activated thru vehicle do not work.A check of power from vehicle to trailer indicates circuits are all good. Can hear contact noise from inside brake unit but pump doesnt start but thru breakaway activation the pump works well.Have been told the fault is in the Electronic Chip that activates the pump. Is this correct and if so can I purchase that part only? What part number do I order? Appreciate your reply. John B

-- comment by: John B - 10/23/2013

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What brake controller do you have installed in the vehicle? Not all brake controllers will properly operate an electric over hydraulic actuator pump. Some require a different mode or setting to accomplish such. It also may be good to make sure the system is wired properly. Check out the wiring diagram towards the bottom of the page on the HBA-16 actuator.

-- Patrick B - 10/29/2013

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