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Warner Air Utility Brake Control

Warner Air Utility Brake Control

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  • Air to Electric
  • Up to 4 Axles
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Warner Brake Controller - 1300-80


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.


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




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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. .


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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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  • 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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  • 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. This part has to be installed on the tow vehicle with an air brake system. It is not designed to be used on the trailer with electric brakes being towed by various trucks with air brakes. If the trucks you hire have a 7-way trailer connector on them I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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