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Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Drum Brakes - 1,200 psi

Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Drum Brakes - 1,200 psi

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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. 1-800-496-5010 to order Hydrastar brake actuator part number HBA-12 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Hydrastar products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Drum Brakes - 1,200 psi. Brake Actuator reviews from real customers.
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Hydrastar Brake Actuator - HBA-12

  • Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator
  • Drum Brakes
  • 1200 psi
  • Hydrastar

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-, tandem-, or triple-axle trailers (8,000 lbs or larger) with drum brakes
  • Maximum output pressure: 1,200 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-12 Cargo Towing Solutions (formerly Carlisle) Hydra Star Electric-Over-Hydraulic (EOH) Brake Actuator - Disc Brakes - 1,200 psi

Replaces Hydrastar HSV381-7066

Installation Details HBA-12 Installation instructions



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Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Drum Brakes - 1,200 psi - HBA-12

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (20 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.

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Nice piece, look great and easy to install. Delivered fast.


Comments
Juste great, as new
Frank C - 05/08/2022


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Loved going from Surge brakes to Electric, made a HUGE difference! Make sure to follow the directions, the color coding is not US standard when it comes to green, yellow, brown. BUt works great and easy to bleed.




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Adapters to fit brake lines are hard to find … they should include the fittings




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I am super happy with my replacement of the electric brakes on my camping trailer with this Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator and Hydraulic Brakes. It works SO much better than electric brakes ever did. I feel much safer towing the trailer now.


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Super!
Scott K - 05/12/2021


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I need to know how I can connect this 4 color wires on hydrastar actuator to my kaufman trailer??


Comments
Thank you for your review. The Hydrastar Actuator will wire to the breakaway kit of the Kaufman trailer and the electric brake controller in the tow vehicle. I have attached an electrical diagram for a visual of how the wires attach. You should already have a brake controller for the electric brakes but if you have an OEM brake controller it will need to be replaced. I recommend the Prodigy P3 90195 which is one of our most popular brake controller options. If you need a breakaway kit, I recommend Hopkins engager break away kit part 20099 because of its convenient push to test button and built in charger.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 10/09/2020


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Best price I found on this unit. Very happy with the purchase and delivery. Unit worked perfectly when it was installed




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Awesome product, the shipping was incredibly fast for shipping to Canada. Amy was a huge help as I was having issues with payment, and she figured it out instantly. Definitely will buy from them again.




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Pump arrived ahead of schedule already on trailer and working great




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Works great this is the best brand I have had I know have 2 of these.


Comments
Still working great
George H - 04/03/2019


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Came quick. Just what I ordered


Comments
Hi one year later and the Hydrostar actuator I purchased is working great!
Lori w - 10/21/2017


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This motor is phenomenal. I've put over 30k miles in all sorts of weather and climates and the motor has performed flawlessly




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Excellent customer service. Fast shippi ng.




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just the right part at a great price. customer service was very helpful and informative.




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