Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Dust Shields - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left/Right Hand - 12K

Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Dust Shields - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left/Right Hand - 12K

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  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • 12000 lbs Axle
  • 12-1/4 x 5 Inch Drum
  • 16 Inch Wheel
  • 16-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • 17 Inch Wheel
  • 17-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • etrailer
  • Self Adjust
  • Brake Set
Self-adjusting electric trailer brakes measure 12-1/4" x 5". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking. E-coated backing plates resist rust. Dust shields protect from debris. Fit 15" or larger wheels. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brakes from etrailer. Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Dust Shields - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left/Right Hand - 12K part number AKEBRK-12 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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etrailer by AxleTek Trailer Brakes - AKEBRK-12

Self-adjusting electric trailer brakes measure 12-1/4" x 5". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking. E-coated backing plates resist rust. Dust shields protect from debris. Fit 15" or larger wheels.


Features:

  • Electric brakes are easier to install and offer more user control than hydraulic brakes
    • Require only an electric brake controller (sold separately) - no actuator or hydraulic lines necessary
  • Automotive-grade friction material is molded to brake shoes
    • Pads are fully bonded - not riveted - to shoes for long life and more braking torque
    • Less chance of cracking and crumbling that can lead to mechanical lockup, thanks to tapered edge and circular grinding
  • Self-adjusting brakes do not require periodic manual adjustment like standard brakes
    • Fine-tooth brake adjustment gears allow for a more precise setting
  • Dust shields protect from debris while you're towing
  • E-coated backing plates resist wear and corrosion
  • Adjuster plugs (included) cover access holes to keep dirt and grime out of the assemblies and off of the shoes
  • Left-hand (driver's-side) brake assembly and right-hand (passenger's-side) brake assembly included
    • Mounting bolts and hardware (BRKH122510) sold separately
  • QAI and CSA certified


Specs:

  • Application: most standard hub-and-drum assemblies, including Dexter and Lippert (LCI)
  • Dimensions: 12-1/4" diameter x 5" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 7 bolt
  • Wheel size: 15" or larger
  • Axle rating: 12,000 lbs
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Self-Adjusting Brakes Don't Require Routine Adjustment

Standard electric brake assemblies require manual adjustment of the brake shoes over time to provide longer-lasting and more efficient braking performance. With self-adjusting brakes, the brake shoes are always properly aligned, so there's no need to manually adjust the brakes after the initial adjustment. As a result, you get optimum performance without having to take the time to continually perform this type of maintenance.


Thoroughly Tested for Safety

These brake assemblies meet the requirements for certification by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). The CSA creates standards, which when complied with ensure a safe and quality product. These brake assemblies underwent extensive testing to measure stopping distances when braking. These brakes have also been tested by QAI for braking performance in a complete automotive setup and under real-world conditions to provide the most realistic scenario for the everyday driver.


Automotive-Grade Friction Material

Each shoe on these brake assemblies is lined with automotive-grade friction material for improved stopping performance and longevity. The friction material is fully bonded onto the surface of the brake shoe. This lining is custom-molded for a perfect fit. The edges are tapered to ensure long-lasting performance. This taper, along with the circular grinding that the lining undergoes, helps to prevent cracking and crumbling. This durability helps to prevent mechanical lockup, which can occur when brake shoes are excessively worn or broken.


The friction material is also SAE-N certified, which means that it is an environmentally safe product that complies with California and Washington regulations regarding the composition of brake pads. As a result, this material not only provides high-performance braking that can endure the test of time, but it is also environmentally friendly and safe for use throughout the United States and Canada.



B1212E-21 AxleTek 12-1/4" x 5" LH Self-Adjusting Electric Brake Assembly - Drivers Side - 12K Axles - Dust Shield

B1212E-22 AxleTek 12-1/4" x 5" RH Self-Adjusting Electric Brake Assembly - Passengers Side - 12K Axles - Dust Shield







Video of Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Dust Shields - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left/Right Hand - 12K


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




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Customer Reviews

Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Dust Shields - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left/Right Hand - 12K - AKEBRK-12

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

Self-adjusting electric trailer brakes measure 12-1/4" x 5". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking. E-coated backing plates resist rust. Dust shields protect from debris. Fit 15" or larger wheels.

- AKEBRK-12
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haven't installed yet, if they are same as first 2 I ordered everything will be ok. thanks 598081



- AKEBRK-12
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great pricing. great products. fast s hipping. 465850



- AKEBRK-12
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Great package I put all four on had to break them in and they work great. Fast free shipping great price and great product thank for a fare deal and great product 501865



- AKEBRK-12
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I have 12k dexter axles and needed entire brake assemblies. Bought the etrailer brand, perfect fit! This is my new website for all my trailer needs!! 478375



- AKEBRK-12R
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Trailer Brakes


Great product easy to change. Got me back on road fast. Will be ordering two more in a few weeks. 319064



- AKEBRK-12L
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Trailer Brakes


Fast shipping and right parts thank you I will order all trailer parts from etrailerfrom now on again thank you for prompt service 528078



- AKEBRK-12L
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Trailer Brakes


Great custoner service.. I ordered 1:00 pm and received the part next day 10:00 am. And I'm back on the road.. thank you very much etrailer i will be ordering some more to keep as spares. 387995



- AKEBRK-12R
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Trailer Brakes


Good brakes. Arrived too quickly! Not a fan of brake jobs, needed more time to procrastinate!! 527960



- AKEBRK-12L
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Trailer Brakes


Good brakes. Arrived too quickly! Not a fan of brake jobs, needed more time to procrastinate!! 527552



- AKEBRK-12L
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Trailer Brakes


Fit perfectly. No issues. Good value. 484248



- AKEBRK-12R
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Trailer Brakes


Fit perfectly. No issues. Good value. 484356



- AKEBRK-12R
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Trailer Brakes


Works just like it should 473524



- AKEBRK-12L
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Trailer Brakes


Great price great costumer service 473523



- AKEBRK-12R
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Trailer Brakes


fit and seems to work perfectly. Got me back on the road. 347031



- AKEBRK-12R
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Trailer Brakes


Brake assemblies seemed fine. They fit well. 342655



- AKEBRK-12L
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Trailer Brakes


Brake assemblies seem to be fine. Everything fit well. 342654



- AKEBRK-12L
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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 12K in Trailer Brakes


Great product easy to change. Got me back on road fast. Will be ordering two more in a few weeks. 316133


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  • Replacement Brake Assemblies for Trailer with Dexter 12k Axles
  • We do have the correct brake assemblies you are needing for your Dexter 12k axles that has 5 inch wide assemblies that attach with a 6 lug bolt pattern. The best option is the etrailer.com assemblies part # AKEBRK-12 that come with both sides. The price on these compared to the Dexter equivalents # 23-442-443 is considerably better and the quality is essentially the exact same.
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  • Converting Drum Brakes On A Dexter Military Trailer Axle With 8 On 6-1/2
  • I would be happy to help you choose the correct brake setup for your Dexter Torflex Axle, however there are no manufacturers that currently make electric disc brakes. All disc brakes are powered by a hydraulic cylinder. If you wish to use a disc brake setup controlled by an in-cab brake controller, you will want to consider the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes part # HBA16 and an electric brake controller such as the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller...
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  • Process to Convert Trailer from Air-Over-Hydraulic Brakes to Electric-Over-Hydraulic Brakes
  • If the brakes assemblies and hubs/drums on the subject trailers are actually 16-inches in diameter we have no compatible brakes. The largest electric and hydraulic drum brakes we have are 12-1/4 x 5, such as the left/right electric brake set # AKEBRK-12 which is rated for a 12K axle and the left/right hydraulic set # 23-408-409 also rated for 12K axles. We do have electric-over-hydraulic (EOH) actuators like the HydraStar Drum Brake Actuator # HBA-10 and the others shown on the linked...
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  • Adjusting Electric Trailer Brakes
  • In order to loosen the star nut on electric brakes you can use Adjustment Spoon # W80630 you should be able to rotate the star counter-clockwise or "down" to loosen them. There should not be any type of keeper that will keep it from loosening; if you take a look at the video I linked and forward to about the 4:25 mark you can see how the brakes should be adjusted.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer with One Hub That Locks Up Even with Low Power on Brake Controller
  • On a trailer as large and heavy as a tandem-axle 40-footer you really do want all four hubs delivering braking force. Wheel bearing grease, or oil from an oil-bath type hub, can certainly damage drum brakes. Usually such leakage will cause reduction in braking power because the grease/oil reduces the pad-to-drum friction that provides the braking force. Grease- or oil-contaminated brake assemblies do need to be replaced; it is not really possible to clean them out properly if they actually...
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  • Replacing 10K AL-KO 12-1/4 x 5 Inch Electric Brake Assemblies on Trailer
  • We do have 12-1/4 x 5 inch electric drum brake assemblies available, however we have found that with higher-rated assemblies like these the AL-KO units aren't able to be easily swapped with other brands. The etrailer.com Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-12 might work well but it features a 7 bolt pattern, which likely doesn't match up to the mounting flanges on your AL-KO axles. If this is the case you will need to try and weld the brake backing plate directly to the flange for them...
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  • Converting Electric-Over-Hydraulic Brakes to Electric Brakes on Trailer
  • If your trailer is currently equipped with electric-over-hydraulic drum brakes then a good portion of the conversion process to change it to an electric only brake setup will simply be removing existing components that are no longer needed. You will need to replace the hydraulic brake assemblies with electric units such as the etrailer.com # AKEBRK-12 if your Dexter 12K axle currently has 12-1/4 inch x 5 inch drums and re-wire the trailer accordingly. I have attached a great article...
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  • Troubleshooting Electric Brakes Not Fully Engaging
  • Thanks for the purchase and if your Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Dust Shields # AKEBRK-12 are not giving you full braking, even with the brake controller all the way up, you likely have a wiring issue as that is the root cause of most trailer brakes not giving you full stopping power. First, start by checking your trailer connectors to make sure they are free from corrosion, which will be white or green in color and if it is there, clean as needed. Corrosion in a connector will hamper...
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Notes: These have some rust spots on them. Otherwise in great condition. New and never used.

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