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Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - OEM - 1,600 psi

Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - OEM - 1,600 psi

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Anodized aluminum electric-hydraulic actuator with control adapter module (CAM) lets you use your Ford, Chevy, or GM factory brake controller to activate your trailer's hydraulic brakes. Includes rust-resistant marine-grade gasket and hardware. 1-800-496-5010 to order Hydrastar brake actuator part number HS481-8067 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Hydrastar products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - OEM - 1,600 psi. Brake Actuator reviews from real customers.
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Hydrastar Brake Actuator

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

Anodized aluminum electric-hydraulic actuator with control adapter module (CAM) lets you use your Ford, Chevy, or GM factory brake controller to activate your trailer's hydraulic brakes. Includes rust-resistant marine-grade gasket and hardware.


Features:

  • Electric-over-hydraulic brake actuator activates your trailer's hydraulic brakes when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle
    • Factory brake controller sends signal from tow vehicle to actuator when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle
    • 7-Way trailer connector (sold separately) is needed to transmit signal from brake controller
  • Control adapter module (CAM) included for compatibility with your Ford, Dodge, or GM factory brake controller
    • Easy plug and play install - no hardwiring required
  • 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 superior corrosion resistance
    • Marine-grade gasket and stainless steel hardware make this ideal for marine use
  • 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 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 factory 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 factory brake controller, 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.


Durable, Marine-Grade Construction

The Hydrastar Marine actuator is ideal for use on boat trailers. 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. The Hydrastar Marine actuator also features marine-grade gaskets and stainless steel hardware that won't rust. These extra features make it perfect for marine applications.


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.



481-8067 Cargo Towing Solutions (formerly Carlisle) Hydra Star Marine Grade Electric-Hydraulic (EOH) Actuator - 1600 psi - Model MHBA-16PP

Item # HS481-8067






Customer Reviews

Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - OEM - 1,600 psi - HS481-8067

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

Anodized aluminum electric-hydraulic actuator with control adapter module (CAM) lets you use your Ford, Chevy, or GM factory brake controller to activate your trailer's hydraulic brakes. Includes rust-resistant marine-grade gasket and hardware.

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EXCELLENT service! Sales rep James is awesome. Ordered my part for an emergency repair and had it the next day! Definitely recommend for sales and service!




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  • Does the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067
    The HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067 that you referenced does include the breakaway kit for sure.
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  • Using a HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator with a Silverado 1500's OEM Brake Controller
    To use a HydraStar electric over hydraulic actuator with your 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500's OEM brake controller, you will in fact need to use the control adapter module (CAM). We have that included with the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes. the part number being # HS481-8067. This is a plug-and-play setup that is easy to install. I've linked to a video review of this actuator for you to look at.
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  • Will the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator HS481-8067 Work with F-150 Controller
    The HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes part # HS481-8067 has the factory brake controller adapter included so it will work with any integrated factory trailer brake controller like a 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor.
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  • Is Additional Components Needed with HydraStar Kit When Used with Two Vehicles
    All of the components of the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067 that you referenced install on the trailer side of the towing setup so you wouldn't need anything different from the kit for using it with two different vehicles. You would need a brake controller installed in the vehicles that is compatible with electric over hydraulic brake systems like this like the P3 part # 90195.
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  • Does Hydrastar HS481-8067 Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Include Charger for Break Away System
    According to Hydrastar, their # HS481-8067 vented Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator system does indeed include a charger for the battery used by the break away system. The charger would connect to the 12-volt trailer connector feed from the tow vehicle. Since your # 90885 Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller is EOH actuator compatible, you won't need to use the adapter module that's included with the kit. I've linked to the installation instructions as well as to a product description...
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  • Is a Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Adapter Module Needed on a 2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD
    What we have found is the integrated trailer brake controllers on trucks can be very temperamental when used with electric over hydraulic brakes. I do recommend using a HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Adapter Module # HBA-CAM with your factory brake controller on your 2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD. This will prevent an issue from the start or developing over time since vehicles can now receive over the air updates that could cause an issue. If you are installing the electric over...
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  • What Are The Differences Between The HydraStar # HS381-9067 and HS481-8067?
    The HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator w/ Breakaway and 7-Way RV Harness # HS381-9067 is designed to work with an aftermarket electric over hydraulic brake controller. This kit will require you to wire in the components using the wire connectors that are included with the kit. I recommend using this kit if your trailer doesn't already have a 7-way trailer connection as you will get the junction box that allows you to wire up the trailer correctly. The HydraStar Vented Marine...
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  • Difference Between Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Kits HS481-8067 and HS381-9067
    Since your 2014 Ford F-150 has the integrated brake controller the kit you would want is the part # HS481-8067 which comes with the correct adapter for that. That's the big difference between it and the part # HS381-9067 that you also mentioned.
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    The Replacement Remote Mounted SD Control Module for BrakeRite II T4834200 was discontinued back towards the start of 2021. You might be able to find a lone one being sold at a resale website or shop but my guess is you'll have a hard time finding one and you'll need to replace the whole brake system. If you really like the BrakeRite system then I recommend picking up the Titan BrakeRite I Plug and Play Electric-Hydraulic Actuator Kit # T4813102 which is still compatible with disc brakes,...
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  • Correct HydraStar Kit to Convert From Surge Brakes to Electric Over Hydraulic
    The correct kit to upgrade your brakes is the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - OEM - 1,600 psi # HS481-8067. This kit comes with the actuator, wiring harness, and breakaway that you will need in order to convert to EOH. It also includes the # HBA-CAM so you will be able to use the factory brake controller on your 2016 Ford F-150. I have attached a review video along with a helpful article on adding electric over hydraulic brakes for your reference.
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  • 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Factory Brake Controller Compatibility With Hydrastar EOH Brake Actuator
    To use the integrated brake controller on your 2020 GMC 1500 with the Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HBA16 you will need the Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Adapter Module # HBA-CAM. The Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067 uses weathertight connectors for the actuator, HBA-CAM, breakaway and 7-way so there is less wiring required when installed on the trailer.
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  • Brake Controller/Break-Away System for Hydrastar Disc Brake Electric/Hydraulic Brake Actuator
    We don't offer an all-inclusive kit that offers everything you listed but I'd be happy to recommend some parts for you that would come pretty close, you'd need to get the brake controller and it's wiring harness separately. For a brake controller, you can't go wrong with a # C51140 Curt TriFlex. You'll also need the # C51451 wiring adapter harness which allows a plug and play installation into the junction box under the dash. This controller is out-of-the-box compatible with electric over...
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  • Recommendation For Converting Drum Surge Brakes To An Electric Over Hydraulic Drum Set Up
    Since you are going to be using this on a boat trailer, I definitely recommend HydraStar. Their actuators are built of extruded anodized aluminum for corrosion resistance, have weathertight seals protect internal components, and include marine-grade gaskets and stainless steel hardware, so they are designed for use with boat trailers. With that being said, we do not have a plug and play kit available for drum brakes at the moment, but we do have a kit that includes everything you need....
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  • Which HydraStar EOH Kit Is Compatible With The OEM Controller In My 2016 Ram 2500?
    The factory trailer brake controller in your 2016 Ram 2500 is compatible with the Hydrastar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator without the # HBA-CAM so you will just need the EOH Kit # HS381-9067 as it is the version without this. With that said we have found the factory trailer brake controllers like you have in your truck are not the most reliable with EOH actuators, so if you find you have issues your best bet will be replacing the controller with the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195...
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  • What is Needed to Add Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator to Trailer With Disc Surge Brakes
    So long as your 2003 Crownline currently has hydraulic disc brakes, you can absolutely add the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067. It will do a great job of giving you the stopping power needed so your boat doesn't get pulled down the ramp, and since you have surge brakes and brake lines already, there's only a couple of other things you'll need, starting with a breakaway kit, the Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with...
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  • New Brakes for 3500lb Henschen Torsion Axle
    Henschen has been out of business for quite some time now but their 3,500 lb axles did use standard bearings/hubs for that capacity so you can use a hub like the part # 84656UC3-EZ which does have the 6 lug bolt pattern you are needing. Then for electric brake assemblies the part # 23-468-469 would be all that you'd need. This would be much easier than trying to convert to electric over hydraulic.
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  • Parts Needed To Convert Boat Trailer With Tandem 3,500LB Axles To Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brake
    For your boat trailer with the tandem 3,500lb axles you will need two of the Kodiak Disc Brake Kits # K2HR35DS and two Bearing Kits # DBRKHW35EZ. These will replace the surge drum brake hubs you currently have with Dacromet and Stainless components for corrosion resistance in water. The HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067 will supply you with the actuator, breakaway battery, breakaway switch, HBA-Cam(To work with factory brake controller)...
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  • Recommended Electric Trailer Brakes For 6,000LB Boat Trailer Axle
    You can install electric brakes on a boat trailer but it is not recommended to use the electric brakes when they get submerged in the water. The Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-D has a Dacromet coating for superior corrosion resistance due to being submerged in water. If this is the route you choose you will need to ensure your hub is okay to use with electric brakes. Or we have the Galvanized Easy Grease Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-655-6-G-EZ-K. The best route would be...
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