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Tekonsha BRAKE-EVN Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

Tekonsha BRAKE-EVN Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

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The large, digital, LED display and clearly labelled buttons on this proportional controller make it easy to use. Includes 3 levels of boost, a slide-bar manual override, built-in short circuit protection, and automatic leveling. Great Prices for the best trailer brake controller from Tekonsha. Tekonsha BRAKE-EVN Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional part number TK63VR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Tekonsha Trailer Brake Controller

  • Electric
  • Proportional Controller
  • Tekonsha
  • Up to 4 Axles
  • LED Display
  • Under-Dash Box
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Up to 90 Degrees

The large, digital, LED display and clearly labelled buttons on this proportional controller make it easy to use. Includes 3 levels of boost, a slide-bar manual override, built-in short circuit protection, and automatic leveling.


  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
  • Push-button controls are clearly labelled to make the controller easy to use
    • Gain setting lets you adjust the amount of power sent to the trailer's brakes
    • 3 Boost levels let you adjust initial braking power and aggressiveness
    • Slide-bar manual override is within easy reach for controlling trailer sway or stopping in emergencies
  • Large LED display is easy to read
    • Shows braking output as well as diagnostics
  • Built-in short circuit protection keeps your vehicle, trailer, and the controller safe
  • Automatic leveling lets you mount at any angle up or down for an easy installation
    • Controller must be parallel with direction of travel and horizontally level
    • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake control adapter (sold separately) available for select vehicles to reduce installation time
    • Mounting bracket and hardware included


  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Compatible with electric brakes only
  • Dimensions: 4-1/4" long x 2-3/4" wide x 1-1/8" tall
  • Mounting range: 360 degrees vertically
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Change Settings with User-Friendly Controls

Tekonsha Braken-evn brake controller LED display and buttons

The controls on the BRAKE-EVN are elegantly simple and user-friendly. Use the clearly-marked push-buttons to change the level of gain or boost. Gain lets you set the maximum amount of power that will be applied to your trailer's brakes. Typically, the gain (also known as output) is only readjusted when you experience changing road conditions or if the weight of your trailer changes.

The Tekonsha BRAKE-EVN also features a large LED display that's easy to see so you can check on your current gain setting with a glance, as well as diagnostic information.

Power Boost for Heavy-Duty Towing

The boost setting controls the aggressiveness of your trailer's braking, meaning how quickly the brakes reach the maximum braking level. You can adjust this when you're towing heavy loads and you need more umph to bring your trailer to a stop. Your tow vehicle doesn't need that much power to brake in time, but your heavy trailer does.

Depending on the level of boost, your trailer brakes can start at either 13 percent or 25 percent of the set braking output. What this means is that, instead of starting at 0, the brakes will start at 25 percent and get to 100 percent sooner. This keeps the trailer from pushing your tow vehicle forward.

If your trailer weighs less than your tow vehicle, no boost is needed. But, if you want your trailer to lead the braking, you can select level B1.

Boost Levels:

Approximate Gross Trailer Weight Boost Level Increase in Initial Power Output
Less than tow vehicle GVW B1 13%
Equal to tow vehicle GVW B1 or B2 13% or 25%
Up to 25% more than tow vehicle GVW B2 or B3* 25%
Up to 40% more than tow vehicle GVW B3* 25%

*Both B2 and B3 offer a 25-percent boost in initial power. But the braking curve for B3 is more aggressive than that of B2. This means that, even though you will start out with the same intensity when using these boost levels, you will get an overall more aggressive braking experience with the higher level. So if you use B3, you will reach maximum braking sooner than if you use B2.

To adjust the boost, use the blue push-buttons on the top of the BRAKE-EVN.

Automatic Leveling and Simple Installation

The self-leveling feature of the BRAKE-EVN ensures that the brake controller continues to function even as you drive up steep hills or through the mountains. You can mount it at any vertical angle, and the controller will level itself automatically. But keep in mind that the BRAKE-EVN must be horizontally level and parallel with the direction of travel to work correctly.

Installation of the BRAKE-EVN 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

For an even easier installation, a vehicle-specific 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.

See also'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.

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

Proportional Braking

What is proportional Braking

The Tekonsha BRAKE-EVN brake controller comes equipped with proportional braking to give you the best towing experience. Proportional braking means that your trailer brakes mimic your tow vehicle's brakes. If you slam on the brakes in your vehicle, your trailer brakes will activate with the same intensity; if you brake lightly, your trailer brakes lightly too. The trailer's braking is in proportion to your vehicle's braking. This saves wear and tear on the tires and the brakes on both your vehicle and trailer.

The BRAKE-EVN uses an internal inertia sensor to detect how your vehicle is braking so it can send the right amount of braking power to your trailer. It measures the inertia of your tow vehicle and activates the trailer's brakes to slow at the same rate. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.

8508220 Tekonsha Break Even Proportional Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles

Replaces Draw-Tite 5535

Item # TK63VR

Installation Details TK63VR Installation instructions

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Tekonsha BRAKE-EVN Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - TK63VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (48 Customer Reviews)

The large, digital, LED display and clearly labelled buttons on this proportional controller make it easy to use. Includes 3 levels of boost, a slide-bar manual override, built-in short circuit protection, and automatic leveling.


nice compact controller works great


The wiring adapter connected properly to my truck's factory, wiring adapter for electric trailer brake controller. It also subsequently connected properly to the Tekonsha Brake EVN electric brake controller I also purchased from etrailer. Everything worked properly towing my trailer.


super simple to install and with the purchase of the plug in wiring adapter made sure that everything is correctly connected for long term reliability. Could not be happier.


During conversion of the 2011 F150 from factory flat-4 to 7-blade, I had already wired for a brake controller, so installation was very simple. I've only towed once since installation, but initial setup was easy and it brakes very smoothly. Great product.


We used this to pull an 18 foot camper through 3 states and back home again. Then we pulled the camper the following year through 2 states and back home again. Steep hills and mountains and hairpin turns were part of our route and this brake controller worked perfectly. Braking was easy and smoothe. Pulling vehicle was a 2022 Toyota Tacoma SR5.


Arrived on time, actually earlier than promised and was a replacement for another controller. Just plugged it in. These controllers work great on an air brake truck


you weren't lying. It was an easy to mount and plug and play installation.


Wasn't too happy with this unit as it went bad with an (ER) code in less than two months.....Return paid was not happy but We have a new replacement from E-trailer now


Great unit. Was a plug and play on my 99 F250.


This was well packaged and exactly what I was expecting. It will work well for me.


Have bought several items from etrailer and all have shipped fast and been exactly what I wanted.


Easy to install haven't used it yet will update one we start hauling our equipment


My second one for a new tow vehicle. Simple to use and reasonably priced.


Insulation was easy and the unit looks good installed. I have not used it pulling a trailer, so I can’t speak to the operation, yet.


very fast shipping and accurate descrip tion


great product


I didn't receive my order yet

I am sorry that you have yet to receive your order. I see that this order is shipping to Canada. When it comes to shipping internationally, we are unable to confirm the shipping times that you should be receiving your order.
Katrina B - 10/06/2022


I work for a construction company were always towing something! I've order from here before and I always get exactly what I need faster than expected never fails!


Arrived quickly, works well


Setup was easy. Worked as expected.


So far so good. I have two of these and they do the job. Easy install.





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    If adjusting the gain and other settings on controller 5100 does nothing then there is likely a problem inside the controller and it will need to be replaced. The Activator series is discontinued now, so I recommend stepping up to a proportional controller like the # TK63VR which is a new offering from Draw-Tite. I have included a video link for you to check out. I have also included a link to our help article on brake controllers for you to look at.
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    Two dots will be displayed on your now discontinued Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller 5535 whenever a trailer is not connected. After 15 minutes of no motion the controller goes into power-saving mode and the display will be completely blank. So you will not need to worry about the controller draining your battery.
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  • Troubleshooting Locked Trailer Brakes with Activator Brake Controller Displaying No Connection
    Since the Activator Brake Controller 5100 does not have a display chances are that you have another Activator like the IV 5504. When this unit displays a decimal point (and the trailer has no brakes) then this indicates no connection between the brake circuit and the brake magnets. Since your tires are locking up it sounds like you either have a corrosion issue somewhere in the socket or plug or that your trailer connector is wired incorrectly, with the 12V power circuit being fed to the...
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    The P.9 or o.9 error message on your now discontinued Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller 5535 typically indicates a loss of connection to the battery ground. Check the white wire coming from the brake controller and make sure that it is securely connected to the negative terminal on your vehicle's battery. If that does not resolve the issue, check the grounds at both the vehicle side and trailer side connector, making sure they are attached to clean bare metal surfaces that...
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  • Does an Electric Trailer Brake Controller Drain a Vehicles Battery
    A brake controller, like the Tekonsha BRAKE-EVN # TK63VR , goes into a power-saving mode after being inactive for 15 minutes. It never turns completely off but is basically "asleep" and draws such little power when in this state that it would take months for the controller to drain your Durango's battery.
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    If your now Discontinued Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller is flashing S.H that means there is a short somewhere along the brake output circuit. Since this is happening without the trailer connected, the short is, of course, in the wiring along your 2000 Dodge Durango. Trace that wiring back to your connector and look for a spot that is broken, crimped or otherwise damaged. Also look at the connector on your Durango itself and make sure the wire is solidly connected and that...
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  • Is the Power to Brake Controller Supposed to Stay On When Vehicle Is Shut Off?
    After 15 or so minutes of inactivity, the controller goes into a 'sleep mode'. The controller doesn't turn completely off, but the power drain in the sleep mode is so miniscule that it would take months of inactivity to eventually drain the vehicle battery. The fact that the controller doesn't fully shut off is actually a safety feature, so folks don't forget to turn it back on. In other words, your Tekonsha # TK63VR BRAKE-EVN brake controller is operating properly.
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    Most likely the stop/turn circuit of your trailer wiring is shorting out to the brake output circuit which is causing the problem you are describing of the brakes wanting to lock up as soon as the pedal is pressed. You can test this pretty easily by putting on a blinker and if the brakes pulse with either side that would confirm it and it would be a matter of finding the exposed wire between the two circuits and insulating them better. If not then yes it would be time for a new brake controller...
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  • What Might Cause Brake Controller Output to be Low Voltage
    Brake controllers can show a low voltage on a circuit tester if the output setting of the brake controller is on the lower side. So make sure yours is set all the way up to make sure what you are testing for should be the full brightness on the tester. In general though if you have a brake controller that will only put out a low voltage it's probably got an internal issue and would need to be replaced by something more reliable like the Draw Tite I-Command # TK63VR.
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    It sounds like the controller has developed an internal issue and would need to be replaced. Typically the light indicates that the brakes are working but it is possible your light just has problems, but either way it's probably either not working or soon not to be working. The BRAKE-EVN # TK63VR is a step up in terms of quality and performance from what you have now and is very reliable. It's a proportional controller too which means it will sense how hard you are applying the brakes...
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    Your brake controller is definitely shot at this point based on what you listed so it would be the correct time to replace it with something like the # TK63VR which is very reliable and great performing. Since you put 12 volts on the brake output circuit and the brakes aren't activating I'd suspect you have a short on the circuit somewhere. Did the connection spark at all when you made it? I would also recommend just checking over all of the wiring and seeing if you can find any cuts or...
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    Your 2011 Chevy Silverado has brake controller wiring under the dash of the truck already but it's four blunt cut wires instead of a port that a connector can plug into. So what that means is you don't need anything else to install your controller but you'll have to do some hardwiring. I attached an install video for a similar brake controller installed on a 2011 Silverado for you to check out and see the entire process.
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