Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit w/ Built-In Charger - Side Load - 7" Wire

Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit w/ Built-In Charger - Side Load - 7" Wire

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Breakaway system with built-in charger is designed to bring a trailer safely to a stop by activating its electric brakes should it become disconnected while being towed. Push-button tester lets you know if the rechargeable battery is fully charged. Lowest Prices for the best trailer breakaway kit from Hopkins. Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit w/ Built-In Charger - Side Load - 7" Wire part number 20099 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit - 20099

Breakaway system with built-in charger is designed to bring a trailer safely to a stop by activating its electric brakes should it become disconnected while being towed. Push-button tester lets you know if the rechargeable battery is fully charged.


Features:

  • Breakaway system activates your trailer's electric brakes if the trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle
  • Push-to-test battery feature offers fast and easy battery testing
    • Test button with LED lights clearly displays battery status
      • Green = charged
      • Yellow = charging
      • Red = low battery
  • Built-in charger automatically refuels battery while trailer is connected to tow vehicle
    • Charges at 1/2 volt below voltage supplied by tow vehicle to prevent over-charging
    • Shut-off feature activates when battery is fully charged
  • Side-loading case is easy to access from the side
    • Weather-resistant construction protects battery from moisture and debris
    • 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
  • 12-Volt rechargeable battery is included


Specs:

  • Application: single- and tandem-axle trailers with electric brakes
  • Case dimensions: 4-1/8" long x 5-5/8" wide x 5-1/8" tall
  • Battery capacity: 5 amp-hours
  • Mounting hole spacing:
    • 1-1/2" From center of hole to center of hole horizontally
    • 7/8" From center of hole to center of hole vertically
  • Lead wire length: 7"
  • 90-Day 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.



20119 Hopkins Engager Break Away System with LED Battery Monitor and Charger - Side Load - 5 amp/hrs - 7" Wiring

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Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit w/ Built-In Charger - Side Load - 7" Wire - 20099

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (304 Customer Reviews)

Breakaway system with built-in charger is designed to bring a trailer safely to a stop by activating its electric brakes should it become disconnected while being towed. Push-button tester lets you know if the rechargeable battery is fully charged.

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purchased 2 roof vents and a breakaway kit with charger.Very good quality and very good and quick service.Hopkins breakaway kit has battery with charge control and switch with cable and a great price. Ventline basic roof vents with screen and hand crank and a great price too!!! 440333


Comments

I have purchased these product previously and never had any problems with either. Thanks

Bader,dennis - 10/08/2018

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Replacing Hopkins box that came standard on my trailer. Easy Install, appreciate how to install videos on the website. 564707



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Very good product. Easy to follow instructions with all necessary hardware included. This is my second unit--have had one installed on another trailer for over 12 years now--still works great! 224784


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Still working great!

Gary W - 09/09/2016

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Still working great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 408284



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This product works great! Thank God I have never had to use it. The cable was accidently pulled out, but it was very simple to replace. I would recommend to anyone for piece of mind. Very affordable. 571373



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The Hopkins battery box and break away switch showed up in record time with a fully charged battery. I also purchased a 7 blade plug / 24' 7 wire / 2 termination boxes. My old horse trailer has 18 various lights, some always hot, some on toggle, some running lights, stop and turn signals. I used 2 term boxes, front and rear, to help me in chasing future shorts but couldn't find a termination box at my local store. Etrailer had everything I needed to complete my project. I'm looking forward to purchasing trailer tires/rims from this company. The prices can't be beat, assuming free shipping. 489356



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Bought this to replace the box that was torn up by thieves who stole my trailer. Previous box did not have the battery charge tester, so this is a nice upgrade. Very durable construction. Easy installation and instructions, which included a good drawing. Super fast shipping, which prompted me to order more items. Have dealt with etrailer.com in the past, and I am glad that I returned. 65762


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Hi Patrick, thanks for the one year check-up.I have had no issues with the kit, it all works like it is supposed to. Thankfully, I havent had to test it for what it is designed for.

-- comment by: Gary - 02/14/2014

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I will just make this short, overall it’s a good product, straight forward, easy to install. I wanted something that would keep my break away battery charged. With a built in battery charger and indicator this fit the bill. I however find that it is very susceptible to rain intrusion because there is no seal between the lid and battery box. The charge indicator light will come on and kill your battery, so because I needed this thing on the road, I dried it out and sealed it up with silicone. I did contact E-trailer and the where very helpful with my issue. 172058



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Excellent product! I got this for Christmas 2009. The kit comes complete with unit and easy-to-follow instructions. I installed it last week (4/10) in about 30 minutes and it worked like a charm (minus a little brake wire issue that had nothing to do with the break-away switch). The charger works off the wiring harness, for those of us who don't have PUP batteries, and a push of the test button shows charge status: Fully Charged, Recharge, or Charging. No guess work involved. The only complaint, albeit a very minor one, was that it only came with three (3) self-taping screws; the main housing unit took 3 on my unit (sometimes two depending on the width of the mount frame) and the switch housing requires one. Additional cost: $0.13 at the local hardware store. Highly recommended!!! 2931



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Seems adequate Just installed this on our 09 Fleetwood Taos which did not come with a battery. Installation not too difficult, but battery box is too tall to get all three screws on the tongue frame, so just used two and seems sturdy enough. On the camper, I had two wires (a black and a white) coming out of the frame near the 7-wire cable, these had a connector clip at the end. The camper had a breakaway switch that was spliced to these 2 wires. So I followed the wiring diagram and connected the new switch and battery to these wires, instead of splicing into the 7-wire cable. Will do a test, to see if this was right. Wires from battery box are not long enough to mount the battery to frame under the front of the camper and reach the switch near front of the tongue. 3109



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Item came with NO installation instructions. Had to search, download and printout on my own. Item P/N was NOT listed on mfr's site but did find instructions under a different PN. No mounting hardware (screws) were provided. Item was successfully installed on Utility/Car Mover trailer and appears to work properly. Battery capacity is minimal (5VA) - will power a single axle brake (5 amps) for less than an hour. Tow vehicle battery charger (12v) circuit is mandatory. No provision for an external battery charger connection is provided. DO NOT TEST while electrically connected to tow vehicle - it will damage your Brake Controller. This is important because connecting the breakaway switch lanyard as recommended requires pulling the plug from the switch which back feeds 12v to the tow vehicle's brake controller. Must connect the lanyard BEFORE connecting the trailer electrical cable and vice-versa when disconnecting. Switch mounting plate is very thin and flimsy - easily bent when applying force necessary to reinsert breakaway plug. Must hold the housing while inserting. Do not install the battery housing or switch where subject to possible external physical impact forces or loads. They are both plastic and easily damaged. 447168



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Got my breakaway kit in 2 days. It took 2 Hrs to install...works GREAT>>>>>it replaced the 7 year old dead batt and kit on trailer. My trailer don't have a "power" wire for the charger..if your trailer does cut 30 min's off install time. As a professional truck driver SAFETY FIRST on my trailer...and the Test button lets me know it is good to go. 13925



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As for Hopkins emergency breakaway, white to clean ground run through white on epichord box. Make sure the white from epicord box is grounded by seperate lead or the emergency breakaway box is not ground by simple virtue of connecting to white epicord box terminal. Run blue emergency breakaway box wire to black lead from breakaway pull pin switch. Then blue switch lead directly to blue terminal on epichord box which is also connected to trailer blue brake lead. The black emergency breakaway box lead goes to black terminal on epicord box already connected to positive battery lead. 423172



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Pros: Sturdy enclosure, test button, break-away switch comes with 2 pins (handy when somebody drives off with your break-away cable) Cons: Conductors battery enclosure without any jacket/loom, conductors not protected from chaffing where they exit the plastic battery enclosure, conductors leaving battery box are short (18"), no strain relief of conductors exiting battery box (only thing holding them in the box is the solder connection to the charger pcb). Self-tapping screws don't appear corrosion resistant. Not sure if there is a higher quality product available. While this will get the job done, I wasn't impressed. 11407



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This product was easy to install and very user friendly. The information available on the web site was also very helpful. 657308



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etrailer Nailed this transaction! Everything was delivered in a timely fashion and they have fair pricing. The brake kit came with easily understood instructions. I couldn't be happier! 656674



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Items were poorly packaged. Grease caps were damaged. Grease seals were sized wrong. No instructions for breakaway switch. Brakes were not assembled properly causing significant time troubleshooting the issue. Called customer service, representative sounded insincere when apologizing. E trailer did send new grease caps, did not offer any compensation for incorrect grease seals. They also told me to contact Hopkins regarding an issue with the breakaway switch wiring. Overall good pricing, poor packaging, and mediocre customer service. After all the positive reviews, I expected more. 650073



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All is good... 644679



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Exactly what I needed to get my heavy trailer back in shape! 644476



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Easy transaction and fast shipment. 644089



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Haven’t made but one trip and seem to work ok. 643753



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I converted my car trailer from surge to electric and it could not have been easier The box was perfect for my needs and has held up well for the first year All the parts from one site at a great price! 634877



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easy to install and works good. 619940



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Great product works very well and has held up great over the past year. 619326



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I ordered an electric brake kit and hub and drum assemblies for my trailer.Bryan was very helpful in making sure I got the right parts and taking my order down. I got the order delivered within a few days with the free shipping!Etrailer seems to me to be a great company,refreshingly different from other places I’ve encountered on the web.Good prices on their products and they have helpful how to videos to guide you along.If I need trailer parts in the future I will definitely look up Etrailer! 619300



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all is well everything working as should be thanks for the great service. 616639



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I no longer own the trailer but this product was a great unit. It was easy to install and worked flawlessly. I highly recommend this product and etrailer for being easy to deal with. 610526



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This is the only kind I would use. Easy to hook up and you can trust that it will do everything you need 609928



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Adam Went out of His Way to Get Parts to Me!! Thank You 608979



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Great price and good product 608809



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Works as it should great product no iss ues 605152



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Great products, with fast shipping. 596812



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I bought this brake away system one year ago and have had zero issues. I like the display and the test button still works. Great product, this trailer lives outside uncovered..so far so good. 596745



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great product at a good price shipped f ast 595051



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As advertised and described. No surpris es 590861



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Easy to install - no issues 587953



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breakaway kit worked great. 583880



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Works great and easy to install. 577868



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This is the exact replacemene necessary to repair my trailer. Because of that it only took minutes to complete the replacement. Again, thank you 571146



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good fit. 569671



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Arrived fast, works great. Nuff said 569052



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This works very well, and wires into the junction box-pin plug. 566062



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Works great ! 565967



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Very good and fast delivery. 557944



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As always, great product, at great pric e. 557160



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Works great. Exactly as it should. I feel safe with it on board. 554443



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Thia was a replacement part for my Car Trailer, everything connected real easy and has worked great 549387



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easy to install 546845



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Well, you may not see the actual brake controller in these shots, but I wanted to display just how much etrailer product was used to restore this old trailer. Re-decked the trailer, new wheel bearings, added brakes on all 4 with this brake controller and battery powered emergency disconnect... new rust protection, primer and paint, new lights and wiring all the way around, new wiring harness/box, and new tire carrier. Nearly all product except the decking and paint was from etrailer. the customer support was fantastic, I highly recommend this company! 546743



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Bought this unit to replace the 12 year old original one that came with my trailer new. Same exact unit, so no surprises and was easy to swap out. etrailer had the best price, and fast shipping! 539305


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