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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  • Time Delayed Controller
  • Draw-Tite
  • Electric
  • Up to 2 Axles
  • Under Dash Mount
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Indicator Light
  • 360 Degrees
The best technical support and full brake controller installation instructions. Lowest price Liberty brake controller guarantee and expert service. Jeep Liberty, 2002 brake controller by Draw-Tite are available from etrailer.com. For expert service call 800-298-8924 to order your Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed part number 5100, or order online at etrailer.com.


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Draw-Tite Brake Controller - 5100

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



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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   (212 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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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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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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The product and instructions are very good. The only reason I did not give an excellent rating is that instruction can be more clear about the ground connection of the unit. I do not think that is necessary to ground the unit all the way to the battery negative terminal (as shown in the wiring chart). It is comber some to do that since another 10 gage wire would need to thread through the engine firewall and rout all the way to the battery. It is sufficient just to use a solid metal underneath the dash and attach it to that location. I have to give a great paradise to the sales people that my unit was shipped on the same day. 98742



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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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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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This product was very easy to install. Works like it should. Thanks!!!! 62932


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This product after a year has been performing great with no problems. I would recommend this breaking device. Thanks.

Jack - 07/15/2014

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Work great on my 2007 gmc sierra classic, I recommend this product Thanks. 337785



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The product came quickly. The installation only took five minutes. So far the product has been good. 224786


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Great. Easy to install and operate.

Chuck - 09/10/2016

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Let me start by saying etrailer.com is the way to go. There prices even with shipping are about the same, if not cheaper, than a brick and mortar store with a lot more to choose from. Shipping was very fast and everything installed and worked in about 15 minutes. That being said, I'm not real impressed with the brake controller. It's about as basic as it gets. No numerical output reading, just a little red light that is supposed to get brighter the harder you push your brakes. Kind of hard to tell when the sun is out. It does work, and if bare bones is what you want, this would probably work for you. I will be calling or emailing to see about an exchange. I would rather spend an extra $10-20 and get something a little nicer. Will let you know how that goes. 43619



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This product is everything I needed for the tandem Car Hauler I purchased to pull with my 2012 F-150. Etrailer.com was very helpful and responsive to my order. all in all a very pleasant experience. Thank you.. 120367


Comments

Thanks Pat I have had very good success with this Brake Controller it works as expected Very good Thanks.

Mac C - 03/12/2015

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nice product and easy installation and thank u jean 4 your help on customer services the video was veryyyyyyyyyyy helpful 147471


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still working and easy to adjust your brakes to tt

m.m - 08/19/2015

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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


Comments

No complaints!

Kyle I - 03/27/2018

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Haven't had a chance to test for operability but install on my 03 suburban went flawlessly. 484526



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Works great this is the only place to shop if you own a trailer! Any questions you can think of they have the answer. Thanks again, Paul 217930


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Flawless after a year. I sold the truck it was in , but kept my controller for the next one.

Paul S - 08/08/2016

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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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The product was carefully packaged for shipping and it arrived very quickly. Thank you. 603635



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Great price, easy install and adjusts well for varying braking conditions. No complaints. Be sure to get recommended harness if needed. 590263



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It is in the box and not damaged not hooked up yet 586350



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Fast shipping 585230



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Works as advertised, installed with ease! Have yet to use it yet but with a learning curve I believe all will be fine. 579316



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Work just like it should. 579081



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Excellent 576205



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Product received was exactly as ordered 571900



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Just opened package and everything is exactly as described!! Fast shipping !!!! I will post picks after installing!!! 563030



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Was easy to find correct product for my truck, product was as ordered and quick shipping. 556537



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Controller was easy to install and works great. 543114



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I LIKE HOW YOU DO BUSINESS. Did have one issue, I must have overlooked the fact i needed the wiring harness from the controller to my truck. Not sure how i missed this during my ordering process. 2006 Chevrolet Silverado Truck 518160


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For your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado truck you will need part # 3015-P
Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - GM
$9.60
. This Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter plugs into the back of the activator brake controller and the other end plugs in under the dash. 3015-P will be the only part you need if your Silverado has a factory 7-way. If your vehicle did not come equipped with the factory 7-way plug you will need one of two parts. If the Silverado has a bundle of wires above the spare tire you will need to wire in part # PK11898
Pollak 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector Socket w/ Wiring Harness and Mounting Bracket
$31.95
to finish the wiring. If the Silverado has a round plug with a cap then you will need part # 30955
Replacement Custom Multi-Tow 7-Way and 4-Way Trailer Connectors
$22.39
that will plug into the existing plug, giving you a 7 way connection.

-- Heather A - 06/06/2018

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This is the 3rd unit like this on that i have used to pull our 21ft Rockwood. Works great. Recommend this for anyone. No need to buy a real expensive one for me. 514652



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Good product, precise installation instructions. Realy like the etrailer videos. 514499



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I just installed this, so I can't really comment on it's functioning. I did have the same controller on my last vehicle and it worked fine. Make sure you buy the harness needed to connect it to your wiring. I didn't realize I needed that and had to order it separately. 508408



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This was a replacement for my old electric brake on my F350 Ford truck which pulls my 3 horse Featherlite trailer. The old brake went out after 17 years. Assistance from etrailer was excellent on the replacement. Plug n play as advertised. Easy installation and works well. 508218



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Just Right easy installation works great 508138



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Great product with excellent price.,It was so easy to install too. Works great! Thanks Etrailer! 504361



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Had one of these in my 1998 Chevrolet Silverado one ton dually years ago. I like the fact that I can mount it anywhere anyway to fit my vehicles. I just bought this one for my 1992 1 ton G30 extended passenger van. Never had any issues with this brand and model of brake controller. Fantastic product. 501911



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Plug right in to my truck ,I like the ease of setting set the right resistance that is apply to the trailer brakes. 493896



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Come to find out it was not the controller , after installing the new one had same problem with controller staying on. Found that the brake switch on truck was faulty! 493871



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Great product. They carry the correct harness. All the hardware. Installed in less than 8 minutes. Great service. Great product. Good cost. Good shipping timing. 493719



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Mounted it. Plugged it in and worked pe rfect. 492486



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Great product and easy to install and great price, what more can I say! 491255



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Works great no problem. Thanks 481595



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It was easier to install than I thought. Works like a champ! Thanks!! 480975



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The support from the store personnel was very good and the product itself worked as advertised. The price and service was excellent. 474825



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Customer service was excellent 472352



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Great Product, easy to install, works g reat! 470653



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Exactly what I expected for a great pri ce 470273



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Worked as stated....easy to attach (once you get to truck's toggle).... 469134


Comments

Great...just as described, was easy to plug in and work with my trailer

Pamela R - 01/24/2019

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