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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 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit - 20099

  • Kit with Charger
  • Hopkins
  • Side Load

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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Installation Details 20099 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

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   (420 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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Installation was easy as this was a rep lacement.



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This is a very good product.We have it on a goose neck horse trailer.Would buy it again


Comments
Great Product would buy again
Peggy M - 04/25/2021


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I had made several purchases from Etrailer and I have always got great parts service and fast shipping. We all work hard in life to be able to enjoy our hobbies. Rather it be Camping, hauling your race car to the track or keeping your work trailers in good working order. It is nice to have a company that is there to help you maintain your equipment in a economical, knowledgeable,and friendly way. If you are looking for advice,quality parts and trustworthy service look no further. Thanks Will and etrailer for helping me get me rig back on the road and safer. You guys are the best!



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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.



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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.



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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.



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We use it with every drawbar application, installs and fits perfectly barely noticeable.



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Highly recommend. Own a 99 F250 7.3 diesel. Easy install. No issues. We have not had to use the break away aspect thankfully but have no worries that it would work well if the need ever arose. We replaced our breakaway due to hitch failure on the truck. The bolts had loosened over time and one was missing. The whole hitch system fell to the ground under a full load at a red light. After my husband hyperventilated we were able to get traffic to stop and go 25 feet to safety. We are very familiar with the need for a break away and highly recommend. What happened to us is rare and our mechanics are so paranoid now that inspection of hitch systems no matter the truck are fully inspected so far they have found and prevented five potential disasters. All of our replacement items came from etrailer....hitch...ball..tongue and breakaway. We upgraded the weight limit of the hitch matching the weight to ball and tongue. We are currently saving to replace our jack to a more heavy duty easy use high weight bearing. When we do we will head to etrailer for our new jack. Highly recommend this company and all of the associates we have talked to have been great. Btw upgrading the hitch and tongue to handle weight has helped our hauling ability, ride and fuel. mileage. Have a wonderful day



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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!!!


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I have purchased these product previously and never had any problems with either. Thanks
Bader,dennis - 10/08/2018



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Arrived ahead of schedule and was a breeze to install. The mounting was easy and really tight. Worked first time and the built in voltage regulator should keep the battery up just fine. The original trailer wiring didn't have that feature and the batteries wouldn't last a season.



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Arrived as scheduled. I was replacing stock unit so I only had to drill one hole and cut and splice wires. Very simple and easy installation. Product seems tough built and so nice now to check battery with the push of a button.



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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.


Comments
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 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!


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A year later and this product has held up and worked perfectly. Was easy to install and of good quality. I would buy this again if I had a trailer that needed one.
JAY M - 04/25/2020


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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.



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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.



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Installation fast and easy



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Great parts and fast delivery. We use etrailer for all our trailer parts for our business. Very very satisfied with them and parts



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Item was a perfect replacement. Very similar to the original of the same brand, and even the mounting holes lined up perfectly. I've installed it on a 30 foot flatbed PT Trailer Gooseneck and it works great!


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Product has been working flawlessly. Its been great!
Art - 06/18/2019



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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.



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Excellent breakaway kit. Arrived faster than expected and in perfect condition.



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Arrived within a couple of days, everything I thought it would be, took a hour to mount because I soldered and heat shrunk all connections. Everythng I've ever bought from etrailer has been quality parts.



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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.



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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!


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Still working great!
Gary W - 09/09/2016



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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.



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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!!!


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    In regards to the Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit part # 20099, the first issue that you described of the yellow charge light being on even while disconnected from the tow vehicle could either be a short in the circuit board or if the trailer has an auxiliary battery this is then feeding the breakaway battery and in which case you would need to install a diode part # RM-690 to prevent this. The issue with the yellow charge light illuminating when the battery test button...
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  • Recommended Trailer Breakaway Battery Braking System with Integrated Charger
    The Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit w/ Built-In Charger - Side Load - 7" Wire # 20099 is the most popular option by far followed by the top loading version # 20400. This is my recommendation for the best option. Many trailer manufacturers utilize this breakaway kit because of its function and ease of use. I've attached a photo to assist with the installation.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Breakaway Wire That Didnt Activate Trailer Brakes
    It sounds like you had not just a breakaway pin pulled but a wiring issue. If not, the breakaway wasn't connected to your trailer correctly as the brakes should be activated but the trailer tail lights wouldn't be. To me it sounds like the pin is connected to the brake lights and not the brake magnets. I've attached an article to help with the connections and have also attached a couple videos and a diagram. It sounds like you may need the Hopkins Replacement Break-Away Switch, 7"...
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  • Easy Solution for Lost Pin for Trailer Breakaway System
    The TAP Engager brakeaway kit you have on your trailer is a standard style of breakaway very similar to the Hopkins Engager part # 20099. For a replacement pin setup that would work well we have the # HM20010 which gives you a new switch, pin and cable. This is the easiest way to replace a breakaway pin is replacing the switch and pin all together as the switches themselves are all universal but matching the pins can be a bit harder. For just the pin of this system we have the # HM20051...
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  • Could Trailer Breakaway System be Used as Parking Brake
    Breakaway systems should not be used as a parking brake. Typically they only hold the brakes of the trailer for about 10 minutes at max application. Since you have electric brakes you'd want to look into a wheel chock type setup to keep the trailer from moving when parked like the Buyers Products Wheel Chock Set # 337WC24483. This would be the safest way to prevent the trailer from moving. Check out the review video link I attached for more info as well.
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    It sounds like the house battery is backfeeding onto the breakaway battery charge line so as long as the ground is connecting it is taking a charge from the tilt battery and that is why your charge light is staying on. I have a solution for you, you will need a single function diode part # RM-690. You will need to wire it in between the breakaway battery and the tilt battery and it will stop the backfeeding from your tilt battery to the rest of the 12 volt circuit wiring of your trailer. Check...
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  • Should Trailer Brakes Hum While the Breakaway Pin Is Pulled
    Yes, when the pin on a breakaway system like the Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit part # 20099 is pulled that then sends full 12 volt power to the trailer brakes. When power is sent to an electric braking assembly you may very well hear sort of a humming noise and this is not uncommon at all nor it is an indication that a problem is present.
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  • Where Should the Ground Wire be Attached for a Trailer Breakaway Battery
    You will likely have several different grounds on any given trailer. The breakaway battery can ground by itself to the frame and to the trailer connector's ground if you want. But at the very least ground the battery to the frame. The brake magnets should be grounded independently near the magnets (axle or frame) for the best results. As long as the breakaway battery is grounded to the trailer frame and the magnets are properly grounded it will work should the trailer separate from...
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  • How to Wire Trailer Breakaway Switch to Trailer
    A trailer breakaway kit like # 20099 needs to be connected to the vehicle's 12V auxiliary power circuit so that it receives a maintenance charge at all times you are driving, not just when the lights are on. The wiring and mounting requirements, as well as the procedure for testing your breakaway system, are covered in the two articles I linked for you. Your best bet is to re-wire the trailer to match your Suburban's 7-way setup. This takes only a junction box like # 277-000141 and...
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  • Do Trailer Brakes Lock Up When Brakeaway Kit is Activated
    When the Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit w/ Built-In Charger # 20099 gets activated, your trailer brakes will immediately lock up. It sends the full 12 volts to your brakes to stop the trailer as soon as possible. This is assuming, of course, that the breakaway battery is fully charged, which should not be an issue with this kit due to its built-in battery charger. I have added a link to a video review of this kit for you to take a look at as well as a couple help...
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  • Will the Hopkins Engager Trailer Breakaway Kit Keep Charging the Battery with the Truck Turned Off
    First it is important to know that the battery on the Engager break away kit # 20099 will only be charging as long as the 12 volt circuit is providing power. If you shut off the vehicle and disconnect the trailer it will not be charging. When there is power it will continue to provide a maintenance charger to the battery to keep it at or near full power. You would want to disconnect the trailer from the vehicle if you do not want it to draw power from the vehicle battery when the truck...
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  • Can a Diode be Used to Prevent Back Feeding from a Trailer Breakaway Battery to a Brake Controller
    You could install parking light diode # RM-690 to allow power to only flow in one direction and that would prevent accidental back feeding. The diode is rated for 85 amps on a 12 volt system.
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  • Could Trailer Breakaway Battery Setup be Used to Power Interior Lights
    Breakaway batteries aren't typically used for powering interior lights but with a kit like the Hopkins Engager part # 20099 you'd have a kit that would come with a battery charger as well. I'd recommend LED interior lights as they draw considerably less than incandescents like the Optronics kit part # RVILL34.
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Engager Break Away Kit That Wont Recharge Battery
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  • Installation of Hopkins Engager Breakaway Kit
    Installing the Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit # 20099 is a pretty easy process; I've linked the installation instructions for you and the diagram I added is from those instructions. First you need to mount it on a flat surface on your trailer; if you can't find one I recommend using the Weld-on Trailer Frame Mounting Plate for Hopkins Engager Breakaway Kit # HM20107. After that you will wire one of the wires from the breakaway switch to the trailer brake wire for...
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  • Wiring Directions for Hopkins Engager Push-to-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit
    The wiring directions for the Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit # 20099 referenced in your question are as follows: 1. Splice one blue wire of the Break-Away Switch to the electric brake wire coming from the trailer side connector. 2. Connect other blue wire of Break-Away Switch to the blue wire (labeled Brake) from the Break-Away box (Note: Blue wires are interchangeable on the Break-Away Switch.) 3. Splice white wire from Break-Away box to existing ground wire on...
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  • What is the Expected Life of a Trailer Breakaway Battery During Winter Months
    Typically, if your trailer is exposed to the elements, the breakaway battery should last at least a full season. There are many variables that can affect a batteries life expectancy. The Engager trailer breakaway # 20099 includes a built in battery charger as is stored inside a weather resistant battery box. The LED tester, when depressed, will advise you if the battery is fully charged and/or needs charging. Most instances the battery can be fully charged in 20 minutes. Another thing...
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  • Can a Trailer Break Away Battery be Charged from the 7-Way Trailer Connector
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  • The Battery on the Hopkins Engager Breakaway Kit is not Charging When Used With a 2007 GMC Sierra
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Trailer Breakaway System Not Charging Battery
    First you will want to check the wiring of the Hopking Breakaway # 20099. If the black wire from the breakaway box is not receiving 12 volts from the 7-way on your tow vehicle it will charge the battery. You will want to use a circuit tester like part # PTW2993 to test this wire for 12 volts when the vehicle is connected and running. If there is no voltage there then you will need to trace this wire back to where it connects to your vehicle wiring and make sure it is connected securely...
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  • Yellow Charge Light on Hopkins Push-To-Test Breakaway Kit Staying On with Trailer Disconnected
    If the yellow charge light is staying on your Hopkins Engater Push-To-Test Breakaway Kit # 20099 even with the trailer disconnected then I suspect an issue with the circuit board (which is attached to the lid). The battery box is weather resistant but it's not completely waterproof, meaning it's certainly possible that enough moisture crept in to cause some issues and possibly a short in the board. This lid/circuit board is replaceable with part # 20106. The other possibility is...
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  • Using Trailer Mounted Battery to Power Both Winch and Break-Away System
    You can use a large marine battery to power your winch as well as the breakaway system, people do it all the time. However, it's not the best practice. You can connect the marine battery to the 12-volt accessory feed from the 7-way, but the circuit doesn't have enough capacity to charge a dead or nearly depleted battery. So, lets say you run down your battery from using the winch, didn't get around to recharging it using shore power, and your battery is nearly dead. Per DOT regulations,...
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  • Trailer Battery Not Charging While Towing with 2016 Ford F-150
    The 12 volt trailer battery charge circuit is not active on certain models when in park or during gear shifting so if you were trying to test this via the pins on the trailer connector this would be why it is not active. Also, the 12 volt trailer battery charge circuit must first be activated via the in-dash screen. If you need help with doing this you can refer to the owner's manual. If the 12 volt trailer battery charge circuit is still not active after addressing the above then you...
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  • Troubleshooting Melted Wires On Breakaway Switch
    Typically, any melted wires are an indication of a short in the wiring. You will need to check the wiring of your breakaway system, and look specifically at the wiring that connects to the battery. Look for any signs of damage or pinched or cut wires and fix as needed. You may find that the wiring between the battery and the switch shorted out on the frame of your trailer causing the problem.
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  • How to Prolong Life of Breakaway Battery During Winter Storage
    You could potentially store the Hopkins Engager Breakaway Kit # 20099 battery inside but that would only protect it from the colder temperatures, so you would still need a solution to re-charge it, and there really isn't an easy way to remove it without having to cut some wires or unscrewing it from the trailer frame. A better and simpler solution is to use a battery charger/maintainer, like the NOCO Genius UltraSafe Battery Charger and Maintainer # 329-GENIUS1. It will work great to...
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  • How to Wire Up a Breakaway Battery and an Auxiliary Battery on a Trailer without Backfeeding
    It sounds like the tilt battery is backfeeding onto the breakaway battery charge line so as long as the ground is connecting it is taking a charge from the tilt battery and that is why your charge light is staying on. I have a solution for you, you will need a single function diode part # RM-690. You will need to wire it in between the breakaway battery and the tilt battery and it will stop the backfeeding from your tilt battery to the rest of the 12 volt circuit wiring of your trailer. Check...
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