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  • How to Test the Carlisle Hydrastar XL Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator Without Remote Controller
  • It is possible to test the Carlisle Hydrastar XL brake actuator without having the remote brake controller. You will want to wire the brake actuator into the trailer wiring first and then hook the trailer up to your vehicle to provide power to the actuator. The actuator should begin to cycle as it builds up pressure and eventually stop. If you apply 12 V power to the blue wire going into the actuator, essentially mimicking the brake away battery being activated, the brakes on the trailer...
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  • Recommended Brake Actuator for a Trail Rite Trailer with Disc Brakes
  • The # HBAC10-CLR unit is for drum brakes, and will not work with disc brakes. Instead, you will want to use hydraulic actuator # HBA16, which is specifically for disc brakes. My contact at Cargo Towing Solutions confirmed that the Hydrastar model would be a better choice for your application than the Hydrastar XL, like the # HBAC10-CLR unit, because the XL series is designed more for commercial use. Please note that you would need an electronic brake controller to use the # HBA16...
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  • Carlisle Hydrastar XL Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator, # HBAC10-CLR, Has Continuous Beep
  • We have had a similar question before that my colleague has investigated the issues with this unit and has found the following information: The Carlisle Hydrastar XL Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator, # HBAC10-CLR, requires a 12 volt battery that is a deep cycle battery and has a minimum capacity of 17 amp hours. You will want to check to make sure you have the correct type of battery installed. The battery recommended is the Carlisle Break-Away Kit and Battery for Hydrastar XL, #...
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  • Why Is Controller Beeping Fast After Replacing Battery On Carlisle Brake Actuator, # HBAC10-CLR
  • The Carlisle Hydrastar XL Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator, # HBAC10-CLR, requires a 12 volt battery that is a deep cycle battery and has a minimum capacity of 17 amp hours. You will want to check to make sure you have the correct type of battery installed. The battery recommended is the Carlisle Break-Away Kit and Battery for Hydrastar XL, # HBA-EBA. This is the battery for the Hydrastar XL actuator and the breakaway switch. If your in-cab controller is beeping, the number of beeps...
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  • Troubleshooting Carlisle Hydrastar Trailer Brake Actuator # HBA-10
  • If your Carlisle Hydrastar Trailer Brake Actuator # HBA-10 will not shut off you may want to try the following troubleshooting steps: · Verify that the trailer and tow vehicle are wired according to the electrical schematic (see image). · Perform the following checks to determine if the unit is functioning properly: Step 1 · With the unit running and brake pressure applied, determine that a minimum of 8.5 volts DC are reaching the HydraStar’s black wire. · Check to see if the white...
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  • CTS Hydrastar XL EOH Brake Actuator # HBAC10-CLR Does Not Build Up Pressure Even When Bled
  • The CTS Hydrastar XL EOH Brake Actuator # HBAC10-CLR that you referenced delivers 1000-psi pressure to operate up to three axles with hydraulic drum brakes. Please note that it is not suitable for use with disc brakes which require substantially higher 1500 or 1600-psi operating pressure. When bleeding a system it is important to keep the reservoir fluid level at no less than 1/2-full. This will prevent any chance for introduction of air bubbles in the system. You will also want to check...
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  • Troubleshooting Hydrastar XL that Flashes and Beeps
  • with this unit and has found the following information: The Carlisle Hydrastar XL Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator, # HBAC10-CLR, requires a 12 volt battery that is a deep cycle battery and has a minimum capacity of 17 amp hours. You will want to check to make sure you have the correct type of battery installed. The battery recommended is the Carlisle Break-Away Kit and Battery for Hydrastar XL, # HBA-EBA. This is the battery for the Hydrastar XL actuator and the breakaway switch. If...
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  • Troubleshooting Flickering LED Taillights on a Boat Trailer with a Hydrastar XL 1600
  • The issue is the LED lights can be activated or partially activated with very small amounts of current. Your actuator is probably sending out small amounts of current periodically and that is what you are seeing. The only real solution is to use resistors like Putco LED Light Bulb Load-Resistors # P230004A-2 on the flickering circuits. I attached installation instructions. The reason the brown wire trick did not fix anything is because that is a fix that works mainly for incandescent...
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  • Can the Hand Held Part of Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator # HBAC10-CLR Plug Into Accessory Ports
  • The in-cab hand held unit of the Carlisle Hydrastar XL Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator, # HBAC10-CLR, plugs into a cigarette lighter style receptacle. If the accessory power receptacle you installed is the same shape and size (if other items that normally plug into a cigarette lighter or power receptacle fit and work, then it is the same size) as a cigarette lighter, and it is properly grounded, and it is circuit protected by a fuse or circuit breaker (like a factory cigarette lighter...
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  • Is a Battery Charger Included with the Break-Away Kit and Battery for Hydrastar XL
  • The Cargo Towing Solutions Break-Away Kit and Battery for Hydrastar XL, # HBA-EBA, does not include a battery charger. If battery is connected to the 12-volt auxiliary circuit in the 7-way, the battery might overcharge causing damage to the battery. There is no way to regulate the power on the 12-volt auxiliary circuit to the breakaway battery. It is recommend instead to use a charger like the Trailer Breakaway Kit Battery Charger, # 20011. The kit is easy to install, black wire...
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  • Is the HydraStar XL Brake Actuator and Brake Controller a Reliable Brake Solution
  • We haven't heard anything negative about the Cargo Towing HydraStar XL brake controller part # HBAC10-CLR. The HydraStar actuators are a favorite here as they tend to be the most reliable and best performing. This specific unit is really nice because it comes with it's own remote brake controller so you don't have to also install a controller on your tow vehicle. You would just need to bring the remote with you to the new car and you'd be set. This specific unit is for drum brake...
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  • Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Recommendation that Comes with Wireless Brake Controller
  • What we have that would work best is the Cargo Towing Solutions Hydrastar XL Electric # HBAC10-CLR. This is an electric over hydraulic setup that includes it's own brake controller so once installed on your trailer you'd not need to have a brake controller installed on the tow vehicle.
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