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Warner Air Utility Brake Control

Warner Air Utility Brake Control

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Warner Brake Controller - 1300-80

  • Warner
  • Proportional Controller
  • Air to Electric
  • Up to 4 Axles
  • Under-Dash Box


Features:

  • Allows trucks with air brakes to pull a trailer with electric brakes
  • Brakes proportionally with the tow vehicle's air brake system
  • Manual override operates trailer brakes only
  • Will work on 1-4 axles or 2-8 brake assemblies on a trailer
  • Not compatible with electric over hydraulic trailer braking systems

1300-80 Warner Air Utility Brake Control



The Warner Air Utility Control interconnects with air brake systems of tow vehicles and automatically operates electric trailer brakes in synchronization with air brakes. It may be used in FMVSS 121 systems. The manual override feature operates trailer brakes only. The unit displaces only 2.8 cubic inches of air at 100 PSI. It is adjustable for a wide range of vehicle brake system pressures, with low pressure sensitivity that assures immediate and smooth engagement of trailer brakes. The special design of the internal multiple resistor pack provides heat sinking and heat dissipation characteristics.




1300-80 Warner Air Utility Brake Control







Video of Warner Air Utility Brake Control

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




Video Transcript for Warner Brake Controller - Proportional Controller - 1300-80 Review

Today we're going to review part number 1300-80. This is the Warner electric air or manual utility brake controller. Now this Warner air utility brake controller will work on your truck or your tractor that has air brakes. That's towing a trailer with electric brakes. This will allow the trailer to brake proportionately with the tow vehicle's air brake system. It is designed to work on one to four axles, which is two to eight brake assemblies on the trailer.

Has a manual override right over here. This will operate the trailer brakes only. Now this controller is not compatible with electric over hydraulic trailer braking systems. If you'll notice a few parts on it, right over here is your air connection for your air brakes. Right up here is an adjustment knob. This will balance the towing vehicle's brakes with the trailer brakes.

It's labeled up here. If you turn it clockwise it will say more, and if you turn it counterclockwise it will be less. That just depends on how much braking you send to the trailer. The control lever right here is the manual control lever. Any time you push down on this, as you can see, it moves the knob on top so that will give you .. if you need to manually apply the brakes for the trailer.

At the very bottom you'll see there's three wires coming out. These are your connection wires, black, a blue, and a red. Now also when you connect you will need to usually contact the air brake system manufacturer to get the proper three-way tease 01:36 tubing and double check that you sometimes need it for hooking this to your air brake system on your truck or your tractor. Now also on this brake controller in addition to connecting to the air brake system, the three wires I had mentioned that are on the bottom here need to be connected. Basically the blue wire right here, this will go to the rear of the tow vehicle and attach to the brake controller circuit of your vehicle's trailer connector. The black wire, this will need to attach to a 12-volt power source. The red wire will need to attach to the output side of the truck or tractor's stoplight switch.

Once that's all hooked up and your air line is connected, then you'll be able to use this utility brake controller. That should do it for the review on part number 1300-80, the Warner electric air or manual utility brake controller. .


Customer Reviews

Warner Air Utility Brake Control - 1300-80

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


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I use this controller in my single axle tractor to pull a gooseneck with dual tires and tandem axles, electric brakes on both axles. It flat out works. Biggest issue I have is when unloaded, trying to turn the controller down far enough. Loaded, it stops everytime. 726540



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Product shipped quickly, packaged very well, and prices are fair and reasonable. Videos are helpful to see exactly what you are getting. This company is a home run. 367555



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Controller works as it should. No problems with Etrailer.com 347070



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On time and as described. Excellent 287666



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Ask the Experts about this Warner Brake Controller

  • Recommended Air Brake Controller Compatible With Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator
    We have exactly what you need. You will want the Hayes Air Actuated Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional # HA100400C which is the only Air to Electric brake controller we carry that is compatible with electric over hydraulic brake actuators. For this installation I also recommend the Power Wire Kit for Electric Trailer Brake Controllers - 12 Gauge # BRK-ELECKIT and the Air Line Hose 1/4" # RM450700 sold by the foot. The similar Warner Air Utility Brake Control # 1300-80...
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  • Recommended Conversion from Air Brakes on Vehicle to Hydraulic Brakes on Trailer
    For your 2009 International 4300 with air brakes you will use the Hayes Air Actuated Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional # HA100400C and then the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi # HBA16 or if you have drum brakes # HBA-12. This combination will convert your air brakes into a proportional braking system on your trailer. The Warner Air Utility Brake Control # 1300-80 is not compatible with Electric Over Hydraulic brakes so it will...
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  • Operating Hydraulic Trailer Brakes with Air Brake System on Tractor Trailer
    You can use your tractor trailer's air brakes to activate the hydraulic brakes on your hay trailer axle by using the Hayes Air Actuated Trailer Brake Controller # HA100400C along with an electric-over-hydraulic (EOH) drum brake actuator like # HBA-12 on the trailer. The Hayes controller will take in the tractor trailer's air brake pressure and convert this to an electrical output signal. This electrical brake signal will then connect to the EOH actuator which will then in turn convert...
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  • Does the Warner Air Utility Brake Controller # 1300-80 Have a Proportional or Fixed Output
    The Warner Air Utility Brake Controller, # 1300-80, is a proportional brake controller. There is a pressure sensor in the unit that sends a certain amount of voltage back to the trailer brakes based on the amount of pressure going through the tow vehicles air brake system. The unit also has a manual override lever for emergency braking situations. In addition to connecting to the air brake system, there are also 3 wires that will need to be connected. The blue wire will go back to the...
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  • How To Control The Electric Brakes On A Trailer Being Towed By Multiple Trucks With Air Brakes
    The Warner Air Utility Brake Control, part # 1300-80, is designed for use with air brake systems of tow vehicles and automatically operates electric trailer brakes in synchronization with air brakes. So, it will do what you're wanting. However, it is not designed to be used as a temporary braking solution, so the installation requires tapping into the vehicle's air lines. I wish there was an easily transferable solution that would do what you're wanting, but there isn't any type of...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a Truck with Air Brakes and a Trailer with Electric Brakes
    The trailer brakes work on a separate circuit than the lights. You have a couple of options to control the electric brakes on the trailer. One option is to use an air over electric brake control, # 1300-80. This unit connects to the air brakes on the truck and when the brakes are applied it sends an electric signal back to the trailer brakes. The other option, and what I would do, is to use an electric brake controller like # 90885. For either of these controllers, the red wire attaches...
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  • Towing a Trailer with Electric Brakes with a Semi Tractor with Air Brakes
    To tow your trailer that uses an RV style 7-way blade style connector with your semi that has a 7-pin connector, you need to construct an adapter that will also combine the brake signal into the right and left directional signal pins. This can be done by using a female 7-pin socket # PK11720 to accept the plug from the semi, a tail light converter # 119178 and a female 7-way RV blade-style socket # PK12-707E. The converter would be wired in between both sockets to combine the brake...
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  • Brake Controller for Towing Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler with 2013 International Trans Tar 8600 Air Brakes
    We have two brake controllers that work well with air brake systems. I recommend the Warner Air Utility Brake Control # 1300-80 or the Hayes Air Actuated Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional # HA100400C. Both of these systems offer both manual override and proportional braking giving your trailer brakes the same intensity as your truck. I've attached a couple videos for you to assist. If you feel comfortable working with air systems, then you can absolutely do it...
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  • Wiring Install Directions for Warner Trailer Brake Controller # 1300-80
    The black wire of the Warner controller part # 1300-80 is for the 12 volt power source. This powers the controller. The red wire will need to attach to the output side of the truck or tractor's stoplight switch. The blue wire goes to the brake output circuit of the trailer connector. This carries the voltage to the trailer brake assemblies.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2007 Prevost Bus RV Towing 16 feet Car Trailer
    All things considered I would go with a proportional electric brake controller before I would use the Warner Air Brake Controller # 1300-80. Both offer proportional braking power for the trailer, but the electric brake controller is much less expensive and installs easier. The brake controller we recommend the most is the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885. The reason for this is because of how easy it installs and how well it works. The Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake...
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  • Can an Electric Trailer Brake Controller be Used on a 1999 Mack Truck CH600 with Air Brakes
    If you want to use a brake controller that does not require the use of the air brakes on your Mack Truck, then you can use an electric brake controller like # 90195. You will have to hardwire it to the vehicle and you will need a 7-Way trailer connector if your do not already have one. I assume that on a truck of this size, you will have some type of trailer connector on it. It is just a matter of wiring it in correctly. On the brake controller, the white wire needs to be grounded to...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller and 7-Way on a Vehicle that has Air Brakes
    There is no brake output circuit on a 4-Way to activate electric trailer brakes so you would have to install a 7-Way on the tow vehicle. To do this I recommend # ETBC7. With it you will plug in the 4-Way to get the lighting functions for the trailer and then the remaining connections will be hardwired including the electric brake circuit. I have included links that show and explain the ETBC7 installation. One thing to look for though is the brake controller red wire connection. Many...
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  • Is it Possible to have a 24 Volt Vehicle Control 12 Volt Trailer Brakes
    You are going to need a 24 volt relay but you can make the Warner Air Utility Brake Control # 1300-80 work on your 24 volt system vehicle with a 12 volt brake system trailer. Check out the FAQ article I attached that covers this exact situation.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for Semi with Air Brakes for Trailer with Electric Brakes
    The Warner brake controller is designed for exactly what you mentioned. It is designed to be installed on a vehicle like yours with air brakes to operate the electric brakes of a trailer.
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  • How to Convert Trailers Air Brakes to Electric Brakes
    The Warner Air Utility Brake Control# 1300-80, which you reference, is designed for towing vehicles that have air brakes and trailers that have electric brakes. If you want to convert your trailer's air brakes to electric brakes you will want to remove the air brakes and then install the electric brakes from scratch. You will need several items to add electric brakes to your trailer. Starting with the trailer you will need a hub and drum that matches the bearings and seal on your trailer...
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  • Will the Warner Air Brake Control Work Towing a Trailer with Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
    Since your trailer has electric over hydraulic brakes the best way to go would be to use a electronic brake controller that is compatible with the electric over hydraulic brakes on your trailer. Even though your Freightliner has air brakes, there is still a brake circuit that activates the brake lights on the vehicle that can be used to activate an electric over hydraulic compatible brake controller. The Warner Air Utility Brake Control, item # 1300-80, can be used to power electric...
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  • Brake Control Recommend for a Sterling Tractor with Air Brakes and a Trailer with Electric Brakes
    Yes, you can install this Warner Air Utility Brake Control, part # 1300-80, onto your 2000 Sterling Tractor and it would activate your electric trailer brakes. On the Air Utility Brake Control, in addition to connecting to the air brake system, there are also 3 wires that will need to be connected. The blue wire will go back to the rear your Sterling Tractor and attach to brake controller circuit of your vehicles trailer connector. The black wire will need to attach to a 12 volt power...
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  • Will Warner Air Brake Control Work on an RV with Air Brakes Towing Trailer with Electric Brakes
    The Warner Air Utility Brake Control, # 1300-80, will work with the air brakes on your Alfa motor home and trailers with electric brakes, but not the 2008 Lincoln MKX (which would require a different type of braking system like the Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System, # RM-9400). On the Air Utility Brake Control, in addition to connecting to the air brake system, there are also 3 wires that will need to be connected. The black wire provides power to the unit,...
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  • Brake Controller Recommend 2011 International 7400 with Air Brakes for Trailer w Electric Brakes
    For a brake controller designed to be installed on a vehicle with air brakes to control the electric brakes of a trailer you would want the Brake Controller # 1300-80. This controller will be able to sense the amount of braking pressure you are applying and will correctly apply the trailer brakes in proportion to this. I attached a review video for you to check out for this controller as well.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller For 1995 International With Air Brakes Towing EOH Trailer
    The best option I can recommend for you is to use an electronic brake controller that will work with your electric over hydraulic brakes on your trailer. You said your International has air brakes but there is still a brake circuit that activates the brake lights on your truck so you can use that circuit to activate the brake controller. Part # 1300-80 can power electric brakes but is not recommended for electric over hydraulic. I recommend using the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller, part...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2002 Peterbilt 379EXHD That Ties into Air Brakes
    For a brake controller designed to work in proportion with your air brakes on your 2002 Peterbilt 379EXHD that will activate the electric brakes of your trailer you would want the Warner Air Utility Brake Controller part # 1300-80 that you already checked out. All of the other electric brake controllers we offer would work as well, but none of them tie into the air brake system like the Warner does. If you wanted to go this route the Prodigy P2 controller # 90195 that you referenced...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a Freightliner FL-60 Towing Trailer with Electric Brakes
    The part # 1300-80 is a Warner brake controller so I am not sure how to answer your first question. As long as your Freightliner has a 12 volt electrical system a much easier to use and less expensive option would be a proportional electric brake controller like the part # 90885. This controller uses an accelerometer to sense the amount of braking your vehicle is doing and will apply the brakes proportionately. I attached a review video and a help article on installing brake controllers...
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  • Can an Electric Brake Controller be Used on a 2004 Freightliner Columbia with Air Brakes
    You can install a brake controller on a large vehicle with air brakes like your 2004 Freightliner Columbia. The only issue that you might run into is you may not have a brake switch at which to get the proper signal for the brake controller red wire. In that scenario you would need to find another dedicated, brake light only circuit somewhere. There isn't a plug-in wiring harness available for this particular vehicle so the controller will have to be hardwired in. White is ground, goes...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2003 Sterling Acterra Dump Truck
    I will be happy to explain how to install an electric brake controller in your dump truck. First, if the truck does not have a trailer connector at all you will need to add a 4-Way first. If the truck has the brake lights and turn signals on the same bulb then you can use # 18252. If the dump truck has separate turn signals from the brake lights you can use # 119178KIT. Next you will need to install a 4- and 7-Way installation kit # ETBC7. This kits includes the 7-Way and the wiring/accessories...
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  • Adding Brake Control to 1992 Ford F-800 with Air Brakes
    You have a few options to use electric brakes on a trailer with air brakes on a vehicle. You could use Warner brake control # 1300-80. These controllers tap into the vehicle air brake line and send an electrical signal back to the trailer brakes when you step on the vehicle brake pedal. The other option is to just use a regular brake controller such as # 90885. Electric brake controllers do not tap into the vehicle braking system at all. They only need an input signal that tells it you...
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  • Brake Controller for Vehicle w Air Brakes to Control Brakes On Trailer with Electric Over Hydraulic
    I have a less expensive option, but the brake controller part # 1300-80 that you referenced is not designed to work with electric over hydraulic actuators so it would not be a great solution for you. Instead you would need an electric brake controller that will work with the EOH actuators. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is...
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  • Function of the Blue Wire for the Warner Air Utility Brake Control # 1300-80
    The blue wire of the Warner Air Utility Brake Control # 1300-80 gets run to the brake output circuit of the trailer connector that is used on the tow vehicle. This is the circuit that carries the braking power for the trailer's brakes. I attached a diagram that shows how this controller wires to a vehicle for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Tow a Trailer with Electric Brakes Using a Tow Vehicle with Air Brakes
    It sounds like you have a tow vehicle with air brakes and are trying to tow a 5th wheel trailer with electric brakes. If that is the case then you can use an air to electric brake controller like the Warner Air Utility Brake Control part # 1300-80 but this requires splicing into the vehicle's brake lines which is not something most feel comfortable doing. Therefore, I recommend just using an electric brake controller like the Autowbrake Electric Brake Controller part # 3430001 which installs...
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  • How to Adjust Braking Force on Warner Air Utility Brake Control # 1300-80
    The braking force level on the Warner Air Utility Brake Control # 1300-80 is adjusted by rotating the black knob on the side of the housing either clockwise for more force or counter-clockwise for less, in the same way that a volume knob operates. The metal knob itself has a legend stamped into the top surface to indicate this. In a separate email I will forward to you the complete written installation and operation instructions.
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  • Will Warner Brake Control #1300-80 work on Tractor with Air Brakes and Trailer with Electric Brakes
    The Warner Air Utility Brake Control, part # 1300-80 will work on your International tractor with air brakes towing your trailer with electric brakes. If the trailer has an electric over hydraulic system this control will NOT operate the electric over hydraulic unit. On the Air Utility Brake Control, in addition to connecting to the air brake system, there are also 3 wires that will need to be connected. The blue wire will go to the rear of your tractor and attach to brake controller...
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