HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi

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Electric-hydraulic brake actuator with brake lines lets you use an electric brake controller from inside your vehicle to adjust and control your trailer's hydraulic brakes. Enjoy convenience as you achieve greater braking control and performance. Call 800-298-8924 to order Hydrastar brake actuator part number HBA16-252-82 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 Kit for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi. Brake Actuator reviews from real customers.
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Hydrastar Brake Actuator - HBA16-252-82

  • Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator
  • Disc Brakes
  • Hydrastar
  • 1600 psi

Electric-hydraulic brake actuator with brake lines lets you use an electric brake controller from inside your vehicle to adjust and control your trailer's hydraulic brakes. Enjoy convenience as you achieve greater braking control and performance.


Features:

  • Electric-hydraulic brake actuator lets you use an electric brake controller from inside your vehicle to adjust and control your trailer's hydraulic brakes
  • Responds to commands from in-cab electric brake controller (sold separately) to apply trailer brakes
    • Activates trailer brakes when you apply brakes in tow vehicle
  • Includes brake line kit and standard breakaway kit
  • Gives you greater control over your trailer's brakes than that provided by standard hydraulic actuators
    • Faster response time
    • Proportional braking for smooth, effective stops
    • Quick adjustment when you change trailers or loads
  • Overcomes problems associated with standard surge brake actuators
    • No interference when you back up, even uphill - no more getting out of your vehicle to lock out brakes
    • No brake drag or pushing sensation, which can occur with surge brakes when you drive downhill
    • Improved safety - allows use of manual override feature that is included with most electric brake controllers, so you can engage the trailer brakes without having to apply your vehicle brakes
  • Constructed of extruded aluminum to resist corrosion
  • Includes built-in bleeder - lets you easily flush air out of your brakes
  • Installs on trailer, connecting into trailer's wiring and hydraulic brake lines
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: single- or tandem-axle trailers with disc brakes
    • Requires additional hydraulic line kit (9579-01 - sold separately) for triple-axle trailers
  • Maximum output pressure: 1,600 psi
    • Check with trailer brake manufacturer for pressure specifications
  • Vehicle requires the following (sold separately):
    • In-cab electric brake controller
    • 7-Way, blade-style trailer connector mounted near the bumper (HS381-9000)
  • Actuator dimensions: 11-3/4" long x 3" wide x 7-3/8" tall
  • 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. 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 superior corrosion resistance. The weathertight seals protect internal components from the elements.


Brake Controller Compatibility

Not all electric trailer brake controllers 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 ControllersDrawtite5500 Activator IIYes
5510 Activator IIYes
Hayes81741B Energize IIIYes
81760 EngageYes
81792K G2Yes
81725 SyncronizerYes
81770 EndeavorYes
HopkinsImpulse Digital 47325Yes
Insight 47297Yes
Brake Force 47225No
Reliance 47284No
Agility 47295No
MaxbrakeBrake ControllerYes
RedneckRedline TA900Yes
RedlineTA900ANo
RedlineTA1000No
RedlineTA1100No
RedlineTA1200No
Tekonsha90185 ProdigyYes
90885 P2Yes
90195 P3Yes
90160 Primus IQNo
9030 VoyagerYes
ValleyVA32812 BlackbirdYes
VA32811 PhantomYes

Hydra Star Hydraulic Brake Line Kit Parts Diagram

  • (A) 30' Long brake line - 3/16"
  • (B) 6' Long brake line - 3/16"
  • (C) 4-1/4' Long brake line - 3/16"
  • (D) 1-1/2' Long male/male flex line - 3/16"
  • (E) 3/16" Brass X-fitting
  • (F) 3/16" Brass T-fitting
  • (G) 3/16" Brass union


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HBA16-252-82 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details HBA16-252-82 Installation instructions



Video of HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi


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




Video Transcript for HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Hydrostar line of Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuators. Now here's our Hydrostar Brake Actuator installed. As you can see, it's a nice, slim design, it doesn't take up a lot of room and it's definitely an ideal choice for wanting to add hydraulic brakes to your camper or improving the already hydraulic brake system in your camper if you've got the traditional style to an electric over hydraulic style. So we can have direct control of the braking of the trailer from the cab of our vehicle with use of an electronic brake controller.Now, these come in two different varieties. We've got either the disc brake type or the drum brake type. You want to be sure that the actuator you get matches the type brakes that you have on your trailer.

This one happens to be the disc brake style. And what happens here is that we've got our brake fluid in the reservoir. When we hit the brakes in our vehicle, the actuator is going to respond just like the old electric brakes would. So, if we hit the brakes in our vehicle, our brake controller sends back the signal and that's going to tell our actuator how much power it needs to send out to our disc brakes to bring everything safely to a stop.It's a pretty straightforward wiring system. You've got four wires.

One's going to go to power, one's going to go to ground. One's going to go to the break-away kit and the other one goes to of course the brake signal coming back from your truck. So it's not too difficult of an installation to do, but it's really going to give you superior control over the brakes that you have, especially if you have the old hydraulic style pressure actuator. In that case you'd have that surge, like when you're going down hill, you'll feel that bumping kind of from the trailer pushing on the back of the truck and the brakes being applied. This is going to give you a lot more comfortable ride in that situation as well.There are two mounting tabs on the actuator.

We've got one on the front side here, one on the back side or you can flip it around the other way, it really doesn't matter. But you'll see the mounting tabs there. Just going to take two screws to attach it. It's going to make it work out really well, even if you're putting it on kind of on a narrow tongue or something it'll sit up there fine, not really any issues to worry about there with the attachment points.You want to make sure that your cap stays open and accessible. That's where you're going to fill the reservoir, maintain the brake fluid level and it's going to have a bleeder screw.

It's also conveniently located. You're not going to have to really work to get to it. That's going to help with bleed out any air in the system initially or if we have to make any repairs down the road.All in all the actuator is going to take the electronic signals coming back from our truck or from the breakaway kit and it's going to convert that into brake fluid pressure. The brake fluid that comes through here is going to be what is going to activate the disc or the drums, whatever style hydraulic brakes that you have.Another advantage to the Hydrostar is that when used in conjunction with the proportional brake controller, we're going to get much smoother and much more effective braking. In the event of an emergency sway situation, we also have the manual override lever on that brake controller. So that's going to allow us to apply brakes to just the trailer and bring everything under control.Now, the entire body of the Hydrostar is constructed out of aluminum, so we're going to have superior corrosion resistance and it's going to look good for a long time to come. Now, since this does work with the disc or the drum brakes and some people add these to a trailer that has electric brakes, some people are just re-finding the already existing hydraulic braking system, we've got several kits available on the website, so you can get the on that's going to fit your needs the best.Depending on the kit you choose, it can also contain the breakaway battery and box that would be a nice push to test. It'll have your breakaway switch if you don't already have one, choose a kit that'll have that. Even down to the seven way RV plug that we can wire directly in and plug it right into the back of our truck.And that's going to complete our look at the Hydrostar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuators.


Customer Reviews

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi - HBA16-252-82

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

Electric-hydraulic brake actuator with brake lines lets you use an electric brake controller from inside your vehicle to adjust and control your trailer's hydraulic brakes. Enjoy convenience as you achieve greater braking control and performance.

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Still one of the best trailer related purchases I ever made!!! 579617



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Pat C was very helpful and patient. I received all my packages two days after ordering. Thanks for your great costumer service. 573652



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Was a great tease, received box 4 of 4 and had to wait until Monday for the rest to arrive, the boxes were a bit hammered, and when a caliper mount bolt fell out I was worried how many other bolts had gotten lost, but everything was there. Service was great, free shipping, these were heavy boxes, and they are tough to pack well so they don't pop open. Thanks to the order staff and especially Sammi G for getting my order straightened out from my miss ordered parts, will be ordering my trailer parts from them again! 499961


Comments

This has been the best upgrade hands down that I could have done, and Im sure when it comes to stopping quickly, there is no better choice than a hydraulic electric disk brake system

Darrin G - 04/23/2019

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hydrastar brake kit best thing you can install for safty on a trailer 647855



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Has been in use on the trailer for a year now and has performed as expected. 642198



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Actuator has worked flawlessly for a year now on our 27 ft. travel trailer. Too bad I didn't get the correct sized brake line with the parts; had to wait for over a week for the replacement. And the break away pin that came with the kit broke while I tried pulling it out before I even installed it. Contacted etrailer and they said a new one would be sent to me. I'm still waiting after a year! 619620



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This brake kit has held up very well! It came with plenty of adapters, tees, hoses, and pipe to make hydraulic brakes a reality on any two-axle trailer. I bought hoses and pipe for a third trailer and the brake actuator has no problem stopping my fully-loaded stacker trailer with three axles. 603262



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Perfection 505370


Comments

No issues at all . System work great and I like the conversion . Theses where actually the first set I installed here at my shop and have since done 3 more and soon to do another . I will continue to shop and purchase with etrailer

William - 05/07/2019

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Like the disc brake over the drums they work great. But they need to sell them as a kit for the different axle sizes instead of pieces. Other then that they are worth the money. 455990



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I can't say enough good things about the staff at etrailer. They helped me pick out the correct items to install disc brakes on my boat trailer and the technical staff was extremely helpful in helping me better understand how to perform the installation. This was the first time I ever install a new brake system and their help enabled me to easily and successfully complete the installation. A+ for the product quality and for etrailer staff! 400359


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  • Mounting Screws Keep Breaking off for HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit # HBA16-252-82
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