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Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed

Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed

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Electronic controller activates electric trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are easily adjustable to suit your preference. Call 800-298-8924 to order Draw-Tite brake controller part number 5100 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed. Brake Controller reviews from real customers.
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Draw-Tite Brake Controller - 5100

  • Draw-Tite
  • Time Delayed Controller
  • Electric
  • Up to 2 Axles
  • Dash Mount
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Under-Dash Box
  • 360 Degrees

Electronic controller activates electric trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are easily adjustable to suit your preference.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes with preset intensity
    • Signal is sent to trailer brakes when tow vehicle's brakes are activated
  • Adjustable output control lets you determine the amount of braking force
    • Set to maximum when you travel through hilly terrain with a fully loaded trailer
    • Back off the power output when you tow a lightweight trailer
  • Sync setting lets you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated
    • Get full power output faster by moving switch forward to increase activation speed
    • Achieve smoother braking by moving switch in opposite direction to supply power gradually
  • LED indicator on front of unit shows when trailer's brakes are applied
    • Light glows brighter as power output increases
  • Built-in, slide-bar manual override
  • Quick and easy installation
    • No need to mount level like proportional brake controllers
    • Mounting bracket, wiring harness and hardware included
    • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake-control adapter (sold separately) can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time
    • Pulse preventer (5501) recommended for installation


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 2 axles (4 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric brakes only
  • Dimensions: 3" wide x 5-3/8" long x 1" tall
  • Limited 3-year warranty


Time-Delayed Braking

The Activator applies your trailer's brakes when the brake pedal in your tow vehicle is engaged. Every time you apply the brakes in your vehicle, a signal is sent - via the brake switch - to the Activator. The controller then sends power out to your trailer brakes to activate them with an intensity set by you, at a rate determined by you. Both the amount of braking power (output) and rate of application (sync) can be adjusted to suit your preference, the road conditions, type of trailer and size of the load. To determine which levels are best for your application, you must test out your towing setup and choose what feels best.


A time-delay controller is so named because there is a delay between the time that you initially apply the brakes in your tow vehicle and the time that the controller reaches maximum power output. Unlike a proportional brake controller, which activates your trailer's brakes based on the deceleration of your tow vehicle, the Activator sends power out in the same way, with the same gradual delay, no matter the braking situation. Although this delay always exists, it can be adjusted by changing the sync setting.


Sync Settings

To adjust the aggressiveness of your trailer's braking action, use the slide control on the side of the Activator to change the sync setting. If you want to reach maximum power output faster, move the switch forward. To get smoother braking action, move the switch backward, thus supplying power to the trailer brakes more gradually. You can alter the sync setting to suit your driving preferences or to improve handling based on changing road conditions or varied trailer loads.


Quick, Simple Installation

Because inertia plays no role in the functioning of this controller, you do not have to mount the unit at any particular angle. As a result, mounting options are limitless, so long as you can still easily access the controller.


Installation of the Activator requires that you either purchase a custom wiring adapter designed to plug into the controller or that you hardwire the controller directly into your vehicle. To hardwire the Activator, you must remove the plug at the end of the integrated wiring harness.


Installation Accessories

For easier installation, a vehicle-specific wiring adapter (sold separately) is available for most newer trucks and SUVs. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your vehicle, and the other end plugs into the controller - no hardwiring required.


Note: If a custom brake-control wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, a 20-amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) will be required.


See also etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake-control installation kit (ETBC7 - sold separately) if you don't already have a 7-way plug at the back of your vehicle.

Same as Reese Brakeman Compact - 83501



5100 Draw-Tite Act I Time-Delay Trailer Brake Control

Installation Details 5100 Installation instructions


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Video of Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed

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




Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Brake Controller - Time Delayed Controller - 5100 Review

Today we're going to review part number 5100. This is the Draw-Tite activator time delay trailer brake controller. It is designed to fit trailers for 1 to 2 axles. It does come with everything showing here: the mounting bracket, the mounting hardware. This brake controller will activate your trailer brakes with a preset intensity. The signal is sent to the trailer brakes when you're tow vehicle's brakes are activated. On the very front here, you can see there's a sliding switch.

This is the adjustable output control. This will let you determine the amount of braking force. Basically if you go that way, you can see where it's lighter. That's the maximum. You'll set it to the maximum when you're going to travel through a hilly terrain with a fully-loaded trailer. Then if you want to back it off, you want to do that; back off the power outflow 00:00:45 when you're going to tow a lightweight trailer or an empty trailer. On the side here, you'll see there's also a sink setting.

The sink setting will let you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated. If you look real closely, there's a plus sign and a minus sign. This will be towards the front of your tow vehicle. This will be towards the rear of it. Basically to get the full power output faster, you'll move the switch forward. The plus sign, this will increase the activation speed.

If you want to achieve smoother braking, you could move it in the opposite direction; that will supply your power gradually. On the very front, you'll see there's a bob here. This is an LED light. This will indicate on the front of your unit, it will show when your trailer's brakes are applied. The light will glow brighter as the power output increases. I'm going to show you that in a minute.

It has the built-in slide bar manual override that you can activate the brakes immediately. It's a very quick and easy installation, because it's a time-delayed brake controller. There's no need to mount it level, like the proportionals. You can mount it in any direction. The mounting bracket, again, and the hardware is all included. If you notice, it has a plug on the end. We do recommend if it's available for your vehicle, to get the plug-in vehicle-specific brake controller adapter. We do sell those separately. You can find out if there's one available for your vehicle by just going on to our website, under the fit guide, and seeing if they list one that will plug on. A vehicle-specific brake controller adapter will have a plug that will plug into the brake controller. The other end of it will have a plug that will plug into the factory port on your vehicle. If they don't have one for your vehicle, you can get also a plug that will plug into this brake controller, and the other end would be 4 pigtail wires that you could hard-wire into your vehicle. Now getting the application on this brake controller, is for trailers with up to 2 axles or 4 brake assemblies. It is designed for use with electric brakes only. Again, I want to show you I have a plug-in hooked to a 12-O 00:02:54 power source. What we're going to do is go ahead and attach the brake controller; it snaps right in. Then what I'm going to do is go ahead and turn on the power, so we got 12-O power. Then what I'm going to do is I'm going to show you when you apply the brakes, if you watch that red LED light when your brakes are applied, you'll notice that that red LED light will come on. Put it up, you can see it better. Here you go, that's showing that your brakes are being applied, or also when your manual slide is being applied, that will come on. What you also notice, I have it up to maximum. You notice when you push the manual, it will go from a dim bulb, and as you push it up to the maximum, it will get a brighter bulb. If you turn it down some, like in the middle, you can see as you push it up, it won't go up to maximum, because you got the output set in the middle there. That should do it for the review on part number 5100, the Draw-Tite activator time delay trailer brake controller for trailers with 1 to 2 axles. .


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed - 5100

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (227 Customer Reviews)

Electronic controller activates electric trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are easily adjustable to suit your preference.

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I received the brake controller and wiring harness. took about 10 minutes to install. It works great. would highly recommend these products to any one that is in need of a good, easy to install controller for their trailer that works just fine. 656084



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Controller works great seems better built than more expensive controllers I have used in past. Etrailer was great fast delivery 572248



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Although I replaced my Activator II with an Activator; both units ended up being fine.... After replacing the Activator II, after further troubleshooting, I found that I had two independent problems. 1. The brake power wire (blue) was corroded in the truck outlet 7 way receptacle; which I replaced. 2. The actuator brake activation wire (red) was no longer getting power out of the trailer wiring plug unit located under the dash. This was resolved but cutting that wire near the harness plug, and splicing it with the cold side of the brake pedal unit’s brake light wire (white). Your wiring diagrams on the subject proved very helpful in the solution..... 472647



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a couple no drill hitches, no ordering problem and as it says no drill! Brake controller was plug and play! shipping was as they stated time wise . I will definitely order again ! 679805



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Not only did my packages arrive in a timely manner, but George kept me posted ont their progress every mile of the way. When I got the brake controller, it was everything the said it would be, and along with my final email from etrailer was a link to instructions for installing it and another link to questions and answers about the product and the installation process. How could anyone possibly ask for more. Thank you George, and thank you etrailer. 468070


Comments
Its been a year since I received and installed this braking system. Ive used it may times and it works perfectly. Easy to install and easy to use and affordable you cant beat it. I highly recommend, even though I know you can bet much fancier and more expensive items, you probably dont need fancier and more expensive when this fairly inexpensive item does the trick.
garth i - 01/19/2019

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Installed super easy using the provided video for instructions. Great product, have one in both of our towing vehicles for our 19.5' camper. 575737



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Brake controller installation It took longer that it should have to connect the controller, but I was being very careful, I would check and then double check to make sure everything was alright. I wanted to do a nice clean job so I took my time. The hardest part was making sure I had the right wire connected for the brake signal to the controller, but even that was not difficult to do. I took some pictures of when I started a task and the end result. I will probably move the controller from the ash tray area at a later date, but for now it is fine where it's at since I don't smoke and I don't let anyone else smoke in my truck. 4920



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I have to say..... installation was super easy!!! Installed this in an 06 Chevy Suburban, to pull our camper. 358923


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No complaints!
Kyle I - 03/27/2018

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If you have a gladiator this is what you want. plug and play. You can`t go wrong with etrailer. 746860



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Use it weekly with no trouble. Would definitely buy again. 734322



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Great product,great price,great shippin g. 717588



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Nicholas C was very helpful order arrived early and was exactly what I needed 705226



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Brake controller (5100) seems to be operating as wanted, no complaints, glad I got it. Installation was pretty simple, first time always takes longer because some of us like to double check the connections, and there is always a little hesitation about placement. But any real problems are solved by a simple contact with someone at etrailer anxious to help and put your mind at ease. I have not had any problems with the several etrailer purchases I have made. My Vehicle is a 2014 KIA Sedona and I pull a Casita with it. I bought the receiver hitch, brake controller, air suspension enhancement, and maybe 1 or 2 other things. All good. Great people to deal with. 696717



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Plug and play. Took 5 min to install. Will see how unit performs this weekend but I imagine it’ll be fine! 682147



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Great product, comes with almost everything need to install on the vehicle, very good quality parts. The instructions were easy to understand and follow. All comes at a great price as well. Always a pleasant experience when buying from etrailer. 682078



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This electric brake controller was just what I needed for my 2008 Tahoe. The videos and info on the etrailer website were a great help in locating the wires I needed to hook up. In addition to the DrawTite 5100 I bought a 20127 cable so that I can easily removed the brake controller should I ever want to. I mounted my brake controller on the left side just above the parking brake pedal. There is a single screw on the underside of the dash there that I was able to use without having to drill any holes. Being able to reach down with my left hand to squeeze the braking button seemed more ergonomic to me than doing it with my right hand and a right hand location didn't have as good a visibility. 678209



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Great product great service 674537



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Nice item, reasonable price. Good company to do business with. 671374



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No mounting hardware was included. Had to make my own. 664212



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While I have not used the brake controller yet the delivery time and ease of installation for the wiring and controller took less than 10 minutes 664044



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Good controller, 2nd one I have owned in 2nd vehicle. Simple and effective 654908



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This harness and the Draw-Tite Activator Brake Controller worked fine. I would recommend. 639750



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Easy to install and works great 625504



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Great quality, function and well engine ered. 620112



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This was so easy to install a child could do it, and the instructional video online explained exactly how it functioned. I love that I can input my vehicle and it picked the correct O.E.M wiring to match--plug and play. I am so impressed! 616927


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