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

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

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Anodized aluminum electric-hydraulic actuator lets you use your brake controller (sold separately) to activate your trailer's hydraulic disc brakes. Vented end plate releases heat. Hydraulic lines and breakaway sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Hydrastar brake actuator part number HBA16 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 Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi. Brake Actuator reviews from real customers.
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Hydrastar Brake Actuator - HBA16

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

Anodized aluminum electric-hydraulic actuator lets you use your brake controller (sold separately) to activate your trailer's hydraulic disc brakes. Vented end plate releases heat. 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)
    • Mounting hardware not included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: single-, tandem-, or triple-axle trailers with disc brakes
  • Maximum output pressure: 1,600 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.


Pair the HydraStar electric-over-hydraulic actuator with your trailer's disc brakes to get the best possible braking setup. With disc brakes, you already have more consistent braking at higher speeds and a shorter stopping distance than you'd get with drum brakes. In addition to more reliable braking, you also have less cost to maintain the brakes as there are fewer moving parts. Combine these benefits with an electric brake controller and you'll get greater control over your already superior brakes, providing you with the best braking performance.


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-16 Cargo Towing Solutions (formerly Carlisle) Hydra Star Electric-Over-Hydraulic (EOH) Brake Actuator

Replaces V381-7067

Installation Details HBA16 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (79 Customer Reviews)

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

- HBA16
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Great product, I in stalled it my self it was pretty easy i also bought new rotors calibers and break lines. I bleed the lines then tested the whole system. and WOW! THE STOPPING POWER That i have now is awesome electric over Hydraulic is amazing. I would definitely recommend E-trailer for all your needs. P.S. I don't usually leave a review but this worth mentioning 707734



- HBA16
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Product was delivered within two days after I ordered it. As far as i can tell everything ordered was delivered and should work as expected once installed. 633458


Comments
Have used the actuator for a year now. Took some getting use to as it is slow to pump up pressure each time the brake pedal is pushed. Take a second or so. But once it comes on the braking is forceful and calculated making braking predictable. Will never go back to drum brakes on a trailer.
John D - 04/20/2020

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- HBA16
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I've towed my boat over 4000 miles this year and the electric over oil brakes have performed better than anticipated. The safety and control that I have with this system could not be better. 886886



- HBA16
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Easy to install and replaces the dexter very easy 883807



- HBA16
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Good price and Fast shipping! 869619



- HBA16
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868638



- HBA16
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It was the best upgrade for a new brake system I was replacing the old electric brake! 863347



- HBA16
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This is a solid well built unit. Great screen makes it really easy to read. Lots of configuration options to tune it just the way you like it. Comes with extra parts for various mounting uptiond. I purchased a wiring harness specifically for my vehicle to make things nice and easy. Love this controller. 864305



- HBA16
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Replaced an original Hydrastar with a new one. Works great on my 28 ft triaxle boat trailer with disk brakes. 820223



- HBA16
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Everything I have purchased from you had been the highest of quality. Very quick delivery. I rebuilt my boat trailer with your part and I couldn't be happier 811433



- HBA16
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Product arrived promptly and looks like installation will be straight forward. Excellent quality unit. 776438



- HBA16
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I changed out my electric drum brakes on my Montana fifth wheel with this hydraulic brake actuator and Kodiak discs rotor system . What a difference this new brake system has made. I can now lock down the trailer tires if needed and drive much more relaxed on the highway knowing I can stop on a dime. 764336



- HBA16
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This actuator along with the Kodiak disc brake kit has improved the stopping function and shortened the distance substantially. 763984



- HBA16
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I have taken a trip from Mich to the black hills and back. Put around 3000 mi. On the fifth wheel since I converted it to hydraulic brakes. The hydrastar actuator worked great as well as th he kodiak brakes. I wish I would have converted it long before now. Hydrastar and Kodiak is the only way to go 763729



- HBA16
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Installed the electric over hydraulic unit as well as the HBA-CAM. Couldn't be happier 745166



- HBA16
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I upgraded the 32" 12,000 lbs rated trailer to Electric/Hydraulic as the electric brakes really were not doing very much to help slow the trailer down. The overall upgrade included new 7,000# axles as well as this hydraulic converter next to the winch in the front of the trailer. If I ever get another trailer, this unit will be spec'd into it 711788



- HBA16
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Have been using this brake actuator for a year now with absolutely no issues. Other people who have committed on how much better my trailer brakes better than theirs. I’m looking at ordering another one to be placed on a trailer I’m changing the axles out on. I’m going from electric brakes to the hydraulic brakes. Great product 711724



- HBA16
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Kodiak disk brakes on a 95 EBY stock trailer. Made a real trailer out of it... JK... 710616



- HBA16
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It was a replacement for a failed unit, the person on the phone was pleasant and knowledgeable. 697592



- HBA16
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Fast Shipping. Great service.... Will buy again... 666600



- HBA16
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This is the preeminent hydraulic disc brake pump. It is built like a tank. I couldn’t be more happy with not only the stopping power, but the response time. I highly recommend hydrastar. Also, the packaging was impressive as well. This is a product designed to ride on a bumpy trailer in all the elements nature can throw at it. Yet etrailer still took the time to package it as if it were some fragile glassware. That’s impressive. 664443



- HBA16
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Great product, came in just like I was told, easily mounted where my other was,works great 656097


Comments
great! the company that installed my original actuator had me undersized, after talking with a rep from etrailer getting the correct one made all the difference in the world, now I can stop as quickly as I choose and with a lot less gain on my controller, thanks for all information and suggestions
William - 06/12/2020

80666

- HBA16
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Got it in great time new people are great to do and it will be a while week or two before installing thank you that’s what I ordered 655278



- HBA16
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Install was a breeze! The wiring of this unit was different than my two wire actuator that come on my generator trailer, but, the directions were easy to follow and it works like a charm! 651676



- HBA16
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The break bleeder value was over tightened from the factory. Using a line wrench, it rounded off the value. Had to use a vice grip to unscrew it. Called the manufacture they had a replacement value to me in two days. Works great and great customer service from the manufacture. Not so much from etrailer. 647017


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    Yes! The Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HBA16 will work with the integrated brake controller on 2018 and newer GMC Trucks. 2017 and older GMC trucks require the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Adapter Module # HBA-CAM to be compatible with the factory brake controller.
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  • Does the Factory Brake Controller in a Ram 3500 Need An Adapter to Work with EOH Brakes
    I called HydraStar who is a prominent manufacturer of electric over hydraulic brake actuators and they said the issue that you are having is caused by a compatibility error between the factory integrated brake controller and your electric over hydraulic brake actuator. Therefore, you will need to use an adapter. Please also make sure that you are in the electric over hydraulic mode if that is an option. In order to recommend the correct adapter I will need to know what electric over hydraulic...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert 10 Dexter Axles to Disc Electric Over Hydaulic
    We can definitely help, but can you get me the brand of your axles on your trailer and what year you think they were made? Looking for disc brakes or drum? With that info I can get you set up with everything you'd need for sure.
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  • What Type of Brake Fluid Should be Used with Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator
    With the Hydrastar Actuators like the # HBA16 the correct brake fluid is DOT 3 or DOT 4. Do not mix the two though.
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  • Is HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator Compatible with 2019 Ford F-250
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  • Parts Needed To Convert Hydraulic Brakes To Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes Towed By 2019 Ram 3500
    Dan, it is possible to convert your trailer's hydraulic disc brakes to electric over hydraulic brakes easily. The conversion requires an electric over hydraulic actuator, break away kit and a brake controller. An electric over hydraulic system gives you the stopping power of hydraulic with the quick response time of electric brakes. Since you already have the hydraulic braking assemblies replacing the brakes is not needed. For an electric over hydraulic actuator I recommend HydraStar...
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  • Which Electric Over Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuators are Compatible with DOT 5 Brake Fluid
    The Dexter Electric over Hydraulic Brake Actuators, part # K71-650 for drum brakes or # K71-651 for disc brakes are compatible with DOT 5 brake fluid. Neither Titan nor Cargo Towing Solutions recommend using DOT 5 brake fluid in their actuators. The product page for each of the Dexter EOH actuators includes a table that shows which OEM and aftermarket brake controllers are compatible.
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  • How to Provide a 25-40 Amp Power Source for the HydraStar Actuator HBA16
    Here is what you will want to do. Since your 12 volt accessory circuit is only rated for 20 amps you are going to want to run a 10 gauge wire like the part # 10-1-1 (sold by the foot) from the positive battery post of your vehicle through a 40 amp circuit breaker like part # 9510 to the 12 volt accessory circuit of your truck so that you would have a circuit rated high enough for the # HBA16.
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  • What is Needed to Convert a Trailer with Surge Brakes to Electric-Hydraulic Brakes?
    There are going to be a few parts required for you to convert your trailer from a surge system to use an electric over hydraulic actuator. The first thing, obviously, will be the actuator itself; I recommend going with the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes, # HBA16, which is the most popular option we have due to it's reputation for being reliable. You are also going to need a brake controller that is compatible with an electric over hydraulic actuator, if you...
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  • Bypassing Factory Brake Controller (ITBC) on 2017 Ram 3500
    Even after they've been out for more than 10 years, we continually hear complaints from folks about the factory integrated brake controllers on their trucks. We never seem to hear "I love it, it works great!" From what I understand, the factory brake controllers have a power adjustment that allows you to increase or decrease the intensity of the braking force and a manual switch that applies the trailer brakes independently of the truck brakes. That's it, no further adjustments are possible. If...
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  • Breakaway Battery Kit Needed for HydraStar Actuator on Triple Axle Trailer
    Unless your state requires a 9AH battery you actually only need a 5AH battery for a HydraStar EOH actuator. For example, the HydraStar # HBA16 which is rated for disc brakes is compatible with a 5AH breakaway battery kit. Since you need a breakaway battery kit that is compatible with up to a triple axle trailer I recommend the Tekonsha # 50-85-313 because it has a built-in charger, is a top load so it's easy to read, comes with a test button, and is DOT compliant. I have attached an...
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  • Hydrastar Actuator HBA-16 Compatibility with OEM Trailer Brake Controller
    The OEM trailer brake controllers in some model year Ford trucks are not directly compatible with electric-over-hydraulic (EOH) trailer brake actuators like the Hydrastar # HBA16 and will require either use of adapter # HBA-CAM or an aftermarket brake controller like the Prodigy P3 # 90195. However, the OEM controller in your 2012 F-350 pickup WILL work fine with the HydraStar EOH actuator without need for the # HBA-CAM adapter. If you scroll down on the page for the # HBA16 you will...
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  • Solution 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 with Integrated Brake Controller and Electric Over Hydraulic Brake
    What we've found is that the factory brake controllers don't work as consistently with electric over hydraulic brakes like the Hydrastar part # HBA16 that you have even when they are supposed to. Some setups work totally fine, others are intermittent, and other not at all. The adapter part # HBA-CAM would take care of the issue but I'd rather you go with a P3 brake controller part # 90195 as it's 100 percent reliable with EOH brakes and there would be no risk of them not working reliably....
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  • Is HydraStar Actuator Compatible with 2016 Chevy Integrated Brake Controller
    Yes, the HydraStar part # HBA16 actuator is compatible with the integrated brake controller of your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. I attached an install video for more info for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommendation for Routing Triple Axle Brake Line Kit
    The easiest solution I may have for you would be to use a triple axle brake line kit like the # 20TR-BLKIT or # 24TR-BLKIT and route everything like the picture I attached.
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  • Is Integrated Brake Controller of 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Compatible w Hydrastar EOH Actuator
    The HydraStar part # HBA16 actuator is compatible with the integrated brake controller of your 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD. The older GM trucks didn't have a hydraulic mode that allowed them to directly work with actuators like this but they currently are compatible. The # HBA-CAM would not be needed nor would you need to replace your controller with an aftermarket one.
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  • Is Integrated Brake Controller of 2018 Ram 3500 Compatible with Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator
    HydraStar states that their part # HBA16 will work with the integrated brake controller of a 2018 Ram 3500 like you have. That said, we've found that integrated controllers are pretty hit or miss with electric over hydraulic actuators so I'm not totally surprised you are having an issue. You could try using the adapter part # HBA-CAM which normally allows integrated controllers to work with the actuator, but best option is bypassing the controller and using one that is compatible reliably...
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    We prefer the Hydrastar Actuator part # HBA16 as it is the most reliable and works the best. This would be the best option for your trailer. We have the least amount of issues with this actuator and it is the one our installers like the most so we recommend it the highest. For a tandem axle brake line kit that uses rigid lines except for the lines that attach to the assemblies you would want the part # DM5425. Or if you wanted a kit that has the lines, a breakaway kit, and the actuator...
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  • HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator Compatibility With 2017 Ford F-350
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    The best braking system for towing a trailer that has brakes would be an Electric-Over-Hydraulic (EOH) system like what you are referencing. I do have a solution for you, but we do not have any of the products that you mentioned. Hydraulic disc brakes are superior to drum brakes and when you couple them with the accurate braking of a proportional brake controller like the Tekonsha P3 # 90195 it is hard to find a system that is more efficient. What I recommend doing is using an EOH actuator...
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    To have the brakes in your 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty activate your trailer's electric-over-hydraulic (EOH) brakes your in-cab brake controller must have an operational setting specifically for EOH systems. The better aftermarket brake controllers such as the Prodigy series from Tekonsha, the P2 # 90885 and the P3 # 90195, include the EOH option in their main menu screens. This type of actuator, such as the Hydra Star # HBA16, requires an EOH-compatible brake controller since the electrical...
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  • Breakaway Kit Recommendation for the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuators
    You can use a Tekonsha breakaway kit with the HydraStar brake actuators, but it must have a 12 volt 5 amp-hour battery. For the HydraStar brake actuators, we recommend part # 50-85-313. The HydraStar actuators do not come with a breakaway kit and they do not have an integrated battery charger. The Tekonsha breakaway kit that I referenced comes with a Premium Integrated Charger, so you will not need to worry about picking up a separate charger. If you already have a breakaway kit with...
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  • Brake Controller Compatibility with EOH Trailer Brake Actuators
    Some trailer brake controllers, including many factory-installed models, will not work with an electric-over-hydraulic type trailer brake actuator like the Hydrastar # HBA16. EOH actuators like this present a very different electrical load to the brake circuit than a typical electric drum brake and some brake controllers simply won't work. Others can be made to work with an electrical adapter like # HBA-CAM. You will want to confirm that the controller you are using has an EOH setting...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller and EOH Actuator that Stay Active with No Brake Pedal Contact
    In a trailer brake controller installation the wire on the controller that takes in the input signal from the vehicle's brake light switch is the red wire. When this wire has a 12V signal on it the controller will send a trailer brake signal out on its blue output wire that goes to the EOH actuator. The strength of the output signal depends on your chosen power and boost settings. Since you are seeing both the brake controller and the actuator misbehaving in the same way this tends to...
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  • Recommendation for Best Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brake Boat Trailer
    The electric over hydraulic actuator we recommend the highest is the Hydrastar part # HBA16. This actuator is the favorite of our installers because of how well it works. It is the most reliable and has the quickest reaction time. It will be your best option. None of the systems are designed to be submerged though so they aren't rated for saltwater or freshwater as under normal use that shouldn't be an issue. I attached an install video for this actuator for you to check out as well.
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  • How Much Pressure Does an Electric Over Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator Put Out
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Installed by:
Brent H
Test Fit:
Conner L
Test Fit:
David F

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