Curt Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with Built-In Battery Charger - Top Load

Curt Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with Built-In Battery Charger - Top Load

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A push-button tester with LED indicator lights makes it easy to know if this breakaway system's battery is fully charged so you'll have peace of mind while towing. The built-in charger refuels the gel cell battery without overcharging. Lowest Prices for the best trailer breakaway kit from Curt. Curt Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with Built-In Battery Charger - Top Load part number C52044 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - C52044

A push-button tester with LED indicator lights makes it easy to know if this breakaway system's battery is fully charged so you'll have peace of mind while towing. The built-in charger refuels the gel cell battery without overcharging.


Features:

  • Breakaway system activates your trailer's electric brakes if the trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle
  • Push-to-test battery case offers fast and easy battery testing
    • Press the button on the lid and hold for 3 seconds to test
    • LED lights on lid clearly indicate the status of the battery
      • Green = charged
      • Orange = charging
      • Red = low battery
  • Built-in charger automatically refuels the battery
    • Fully charges the battery without overcharging
    • Trickle charge maintains voltage while you tow
  • Top-loading case is easy to access from above
    • Weather-resistant polyethylene construction protects the battery and charger from moisture and debris
    • 4 Self-tapping screws included for simple mounting on your trailer's frame
  • Lockable lid deters theft - padlock sold separately
  • Breakaway switch installs on your trailer's frame - drilling is required
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) compliant
  • 12V gel cell battery is included


Specs:

  • Application: 1 to 3 axle trailers with electric brakes
  • Battery capacity: 5 amp-hours
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Note: A breakaway system is required by law in most states for trailers that are equipped with electric brakes and have a GTW of at least 3,000 lbs.



52044 Curt Top Load Push-to-Test Break Away System



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Video Transcript for Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - C52044 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Push-to-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with the built-in battery charger. This breakaway system activates your trailer's brakes if the trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle. That's going to help prevent a full runaway situation. The push-to-test battery case offers fast and easy battery testing. You can press the button right here on the lid and hold for three seconds to test the unit. Then you're going to have these LED lights that will clearly indicate the status of the battery.

Green is charged, orange is charging and red equals low battery. The built-in charger automatically refuels the battery. It fully charges the battery without over charging and that's a triple charge, so it's going to maintain voltage while you tow. The top loading case is easy to access from above. It's going to feature a nice, weather resistant polyethylene construction that protects the battery and charger from moisture and debris, and it's going to come with four self-packing screws that are included for simple mounting on your trailer's frame. The lid can also be locked with a padlock.

Padlocks are sold separately. The breakaway switch, which is this component here, this installs on your trailer's frame. It just mounts with a self-packing screw which is included, so you can mount that to the trailer frame. On this side you're going to have two black wires. One wire that's the breakaway battery.

The other black wire splices into the blue wire leading to the trailer brakes. You have your electric brake wire. The other end has a coated cable, so that way it doesn't scratch any of your stuff. That coated cable connects to the towing vehicle. In the event where the vehicle and trailer separate, the vehicle would pull on this cable and pull the pin from the switch. The switch would then activate and engage your trailer's brakes, bringing it to a safe stop.

The unit is Department of Transportation compliant. It does come with a 12 volt gel cell battery, so that's included. This unit's designed for one to three actual trailers with electric brakes. The battery capacity is 5 amp hours. Let me show you how it fits in here real quick. The wiring has some quick connects on it. That way you can just easily get it connected to the terminals here on the battery itself. The case is perfectly constructed to accept the sizing of that battery. Those wires easily connect. It's got a nice slot right here that allows all the other wires to pass through. Your yellow wire goes to your trailer 12 volt auxiliary power lead. White wire is your ground wire. Has ring tow on there, then it comes with another self-packing screw so you can easily get that grounded to a trailer frame or to a nice metal location. It's a really nice design. Again, the push-to-test design is really helpful. I do want to go over a few measurements with you to see if this would work for your particular application. We're simply going to take a measurement, the distance we have between our mount holes going center on center. Each mounting tab has two mount holes. Going across this direction, center on center, our mount holes are separated by about 5 and 1/4 inches, maybe 5 and 5/16 of an inch. Going this direction, our holes are separated by about an 1 and 1/2 inches, maybe 1 and 9/16 of an inch. Measuring the actual case, measuring the square off portion here, directly under the lid. That's going to be about 4 and 1/2 inches. The width, that's going to be about 3 and 7/8 of an inch. Then our height, it's pretty close to 6 inches, maybe 6 and 1/8, right in that area. Let me measure these holes again. Yeah, so 1 and 1/2 to 9/16 of an inch. Please note that a breakaway system is required by law in most states for trailers that are equipped with electric brakes and have a gross towing weight of at least 3,000 pounds. The unit's also going to come with detailed installation instructions. These are going to walk you through that entire process step-by-step. Got a nice wiring diagram here on the back side. Makes wiring the unit quick and easy. That's going to be it for today, a look at the Curt Push-to-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with the built-in battery charger.


Customer Reviews

Curt Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with Built-In Battery Charger - Top Load - C52044

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

A push-button tester with LED indicator lights makes it easy to know if this breakaway system's battery is fully charged so you'll have peace of mind while towing. The built-in charger refuels the gel cell battery without overcharging.

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Order arrived as described. 619541



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Works 599455



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I buy from etrailer quite a bit. They always deliver fast, the products are awesome and priced fairly. Just installed the Curt breakaway system. It works great. Thanks etrailer! 515207



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Product looks well made and installed with just one hitch. If you follow instructions and try to connect the 2 wires, one from the breakaway switch and one from the push to test panel using the supplied connector to the positive post of the battery, you can't close the lid of the battery box properly . It hits the electronics on the inside of the lid. You need to do your own splice ( 2 wires into 1 onto the + post . Not a big deal, but certainly a slight screw up by the manufacture. 512342


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  • Recommended Charger for Breakaway Kit Battery When Storing for Long Periods of Time
  • If your trailer won't be getting used very often, it is wise to use a maintainer charger on your trailer battery and breakaway battery to keep them in good working order. I recommend using a battery charger like the CTEK MULTI US 3300 12-Volt Universal Battery Charger w/ Pulse Maintenance # CTEK56158 so it will maintain your battery. This will make it so you can simply plug it in when storing it and you can be sure it will work well when you are ready to tow. You may also want to use...
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  • Does a Trailer Need a Battery for the Brakes to Work
  • No, you do not need to have an auxiliary battery on the trailer in order for the brakes to work. The brakes are powered by a brake controller like part # C51110 which draws power from the tow vehicle's battery, not the trailer's battery. You will however need a battery on the trailer to activate the breakaway which is required by law in most states however, this battery is very small and is included with most kits like the Curt Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit part # C52044. If you...
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