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Draw-Tite Activator IV Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Time Delayed

Draw-Tite Activator IV Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Time Delayed

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Palm-size brake controller activates trailer brakes with preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Adjust power output and braking aggressiveness with easily accessible, up-front buttons. Digital display and manual override. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brake controller from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Activator IV Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Time Delayed part number 5504 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Brake Controller - 5504

  • Draw-Tite
  • Electric
  • Time Delayed Controller
  • Under-Dash Box
  • Up to 4 Axles
  • Dash Mount
  • Automatic Leveling
  • 360 Degrees

Palm-size brake controller activates trailer brakes with preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Adjust power output and braking aggressiveness with easily accessible, up-front buttons. Digital display and manual override.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes with preset intensity
    • Signal is sent to trailer brakes when tow vehicle's brakes are activated
  • Adjustable power output lets you determine the amount of power sent to the trailer's brakes
    • Set to higher output when towing in hilly terrain or with a fully loaded trailer
    • Back off power when towing a lightweight or empty trailer
  • Sync setting lets you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated
    • Increasing activation speed gives you full power output faster
    • Supplying power more gradually gives you smoother braking
  • Easy-to-read digital display communicates brake power output, sync setting, and error codes
    • Shows diagnostic codes for overloads and open grounds
  • Short circuit protected
  • Slide-bar manual override
  • Quick and easy installation
    • Can be mounted at any angle in any plane, and in any direction
    • Mounting bracket with hardware included
    • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake-controller adapter (sold separately) can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric brakes only
  • Dimensions: 4-3/16" long x 2-3/4" wide x 1" tall
  • Harness length: 8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Time-Delayed Braking

The Activator IV 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 the set 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 user-set delay, no matter the braking situation. Although this delay always exists, it can be adjusted by changing the sync setting. The controller will continue to send out power to the trailer brakes as long as your foot is on the brake pedal, even when your truck and trailer have come to a stop.


Built-In Controls on the Activator IV


Built-In Controls on the Activator IV

The diagram above shows the controls and components of the Activator IV electric trailer brake controller.


Power Output Control

The power output control lets you set the maximum amount of power that will be applied to your trailer's brakes. Typically, the power output is only readjusted if you switch from a heavy, loaded trailer to a much lighter, empty trailer - or vice versa. During the initial setup process, use the plus and minus adjustment buttons on the top left of the Activator IV to adjust the output.


Sync Control

The sync setting represents the elapsed time from the point that the brakes are first applied to the point that the set power output reaches its maximum. This setting is responsible for determining the aggressiveness of the braking action.


To adjust the sync, use the plus and minus buttons on the top of the unit. If you want to reach maximum power output faster, press the plus button. To get smoother braking action by supplying power to the trailer brakes more gradually, press the minus button. You can alter the sync setting to suit your driving preferences or to improve handling based on changing road conditions or varied trailer loads.


Digital Display

The Activator IV brake controller features an easy-to-read LED window that displays the power settings as you adjust them. The power output is shown as a number, with 0 indicating minimum output and 10 indicating maximum output. The sync setting is shown as a number followed by the letter "o" to differentiate it from the output reading. The least aggressive sync setting is 0o and the most aggressive is 9o.


While braking, the unit displays the power output. To see or adjust the sync setting, step on your brake pedal and press either the plus or minus button at the same time.


The display will also show trouble codes to alert you to any potential problems, such as short circuits or overloads, or if there is an internal problem with the controller.


Slide-Bar Manual Override

The manual slide lever overrides the preset power output and allows the operator to engage the trailer brakes without using the vehicle's brakes. In addition to being a necessary safety feature, this option helps to control trailer sway by slowing the trailer to put it back solidly behind the tow vehicle.


You can also engage the manual override to help you move a sliding 5th-wheel hitch closer to your truck's tailgate for tight maneuvering during slow speed turns. Just apply the manual override to hold the trailer in place while slowly moving the tow vehicle forward.


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 or position it in any particular direction. As a result, mounting options are limitless, so long as you can still easily access the manual override.


Installation of the Activator IV 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 controller, you must remove the plug at the end of the integrated wiring harness.


Installation Accessories

A vehicle-specific, dual-mated wiring adapter is available for most newer trucks and SUVs with tow packages. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your vehicle's brake controller port, and the other end plugs into the controller - no hardwiring required.


A universal wiring harness (20127 - sold separately) that plugs into any Draw-Tite brake controller is also available. The 4 leads on the universal harness can then be hardwired into your vehicle. By splicing the universal adapter into your wiring instead of directly connecting the brake controller to your wiring, you gain the ability to unplug and remove the controller from your vehicle should the need arise.


Note: If a custom brake-control wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, one of the following will be required:

20-Amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) for 2- to 4-brake applications

30-Amp circuit breaker (38630 - sold separately) for 6- to 8-brake applications


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.



5504 Draw-Tite Act IV Electric Trailer Brake Controller - Time Based

Replaces 5500

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Activator IV Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Time Delayed - 5504

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (234 Customer Reviews)

Palm-size brake controller activates trailer brakes with preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Adjust power output and braking aggressiveness with easily accessible, up-front buttons. Digital display and manual override.

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I have used etrailer many years. This time like always very pleased. Great product ,great price. great service. 739629



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Easy plug and play installation. Great products, great ,professional seller and quick shipment. Thanks! 749564



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Had fast shipping because my time was limited they did everything they said they would an quality product 571591



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I am still trying to install your product on my 2018 Chevrolet Silverado. I was under the impression I simply had to mount the bracket, mount the device, plug it in, and adjust it. Unfortunately, it does not plug into anything under my dash. I need to cut and splice some wiring...I need to discern which wires to cut and splice first. 597754


Comments
No need to cut or splice anything. Youll need a brake controller wiring harness adapter, which we offer as part # 3016
Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers
$36.36
. The harness plugs into the junction panel under the dash on the firewall behind the emergency brake pedal, as shown in the video Ive linked for you. One end of the harness plugs into the connector in the junction panel, the other plugs into the connector coming off of the back of the brake controller.
-- Mike L - 01/15/2019

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Update: thanks much guys! I was not aware of the wiring harness control adaptor. I purchased it and the process went swimmingly. Thanks guys!
Barry - 01/16/2020

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The draw tite brake controller arrived very quick. I installed it very easy on my 2015. Ram. I called Tekonsa and made sure what plug in wiring adapter need it was the 3024 p. I was told by service tech Tekconsa that they maiddraw tite. Also the guy from etrailer I order from new all the questions, very good at his job. I installed it in about an hour and that was finding the best place. The adapter plug is above the gas peddle. Will from etrailer again. Good Luck you will be satisfied. 236610



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Works great easy to install with adapter harness! 580159



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I replaced a 20 year old one with this. It is used on a 40 foot motorhome. I have had no problems with it as long as I get good contact on the plug on the trailer. I simply cut the old wires and soldered it together. I would by another one like this if I had a need. 686651



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Installation was very easy in my Tahoe thanks to the information available on your website. While I didn't need to call for assistance from your team, reading other reviews gave me confidence to place my order. Add to this that your price was very competitive, the quick shipping, and you can count me as a very satisfied customer! 230063


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Still the handiest controller I have. I pull it out of the console and plug it up when needed and store it when I dont. Stays out of the way except when needed. Functions beautifully with my car hauler or my camper. I would definitely make the same choice again today.
MelF - 10/14/2016

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This brake controller was remarkably easy to install and worked well right out of the box. I followed the recommendation of etrailer for my make and model of truck, a 2000 Chevy Suburban, and everything was exactly as depicted in the video. After viewing the video I felt as if I had done it before when I went to install my device. I was surprised that it really was as easy as it had appeared in the video. Great job, etrailer! I will definitely be back! 156382



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I used the trailer brake for only one trip and it performed just fine. I did have some issues "tweaking" the sensitivity....couldn't quite dial it in so braking was smooth near the stop. Otherwise, good product. 519807


Comments
A time-delayed controller like the Activator IV can be a little tricky to adjust for the smoothest braking. Use the gain control to adjust the amount of power delivered to the trailer brakes. Ideally, you want them set right before they would lock up. The synch control determines how quickly the power is delivered to the brakes. Its best to start in the middle of the range, and incrementally adjust it higher then lower until you find the setting that gives you the smoothest braking.
-- Mike L - 06/11/2018

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This break controller and harness installs in a 2014 Silverado with factory wires already installed. If you want to install in the dash where the factory break controller should be ,it fits with some modifications. First be careful when cutting the back of dash board. The factory wires are connected to the back of the plastic that you will cut out. The wires are located top right of the panel. Stay away from this area. You will also need to cut out the back bottom to feed the plug from break controller to drivers side fuse panel and run down under the dash board on top of parking break. Remove the black cover next to break pedal and plug in the wire harness. You will need to cut out a piece of plastic on the side of the cover box next to the plug insert, because the harness is not long enough to route thru the top. The break controller will stick out of the dash about 2 inches. This gives access to top control buttons. I mounted it this way because I like it at eye level and not down by my knee. Also did not want to drill holes in my leather appointed dash. 145442


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Control works great no problems
Rick - 08/09/2015

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You guys never aware me that I would need an extra connector for the break controller or maybe I missed that in some point, so now I have everything but I’m missing that connector in order for me to connect the controller, I need to order it!?????? 596725


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The brake controller adapter that plugs into the draw-tite activator and under the dash in your 2001 Ford F-150 is part # 3035-P
Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - Ford, Lincoln, Mercury
$16.65
. This brake controller adapter is the only part you will need if the truck came equipped with a factory 7-way. If the truck has a factory 4-flat connector you will need part # 118242
Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, 7-Way
$81.50
to give you a 7-way connection. If your truck did not come equipped with either connector you will need part # ETBC7
Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires
$110.43
and a 4 flat connector to hardwire in a 7-way connection.
-- Heather A - 01/14/2019

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Ordered several products from etrailer and watched the easy to install videos. Great company and will recommend to all my friends. Shipping is prompt, you have to blame ups or FedEx for any delays. 821501



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Works great 821479



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Easy install 20 minutes 817300



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It was easy, had installed in 30 minutes.every thing worked great. 817008



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This morning's project, etrailer.com, delivered in three days, perfect fit, one recommendation, secure the hitch with the two factory bolts on each side, then fish the remaining four bolts into place 817689



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Works perfectly I used it for a 31’ cam per. 809352



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Fit perfect and installed easy. Great product 815517



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Product is great so far. 807845



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I have been using my brake controller for 1year now, absolutely no problems, works and performs great! I have them in both of my business trucks. This is a great choice at a great price! 803643



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everything worked-easy to install 803262



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I didn't install it, but ordered exactly what my mechanic needed. Installed at the shop in a couple of hours and pulled my new rv home the next day. All lights are a go, brakes work great. 802954



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I ordered the 7 way plug, a wiring adapter and brake controller for my F350. Although simple to install everything came with directions and it really helped on the wiring adapter and made it easy to identify which plug to use. I expected some delay in shipping with the pandemic but my items arrived in two days and I couldn’t be more pleased. etrailer goes out of their way for customer support and satisfaction and I will continue to use them for all my truck/trailer needs. 798557



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All items as ordered, arrived on schedule and in perfect shape. The package was probably the best packaging I have seen in a long time protecting the items from shipping damage, Thanks 793769


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