1. Trailer Brake Controller
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  3. Proportional Controller
  4. Smartphone
  5. Up to 2 Axles
  6. Hidden
  7. Trailer Mount
Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional

Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Alternate towing vehicles or trailers - plug-and-play design makes this very versatile
  • Are unable or unwilling to make changes to your tow vehicle's wiring/interior
  • Have a BMW, Land Rover, Volvo, or other vehicle with multiplex wiring

No, if you:

  • Are towing a trailer with an RV or similar vehicle - your phone must be less than 50' from the controller or they won't connect
  • Would get annoyed using a mobile app to operate the controller, especially if you use your phone for maps or music while towing
  • Haul a trailer with more than 2 axles
Bluetooth-enabled brake controller wirelessly connects to your smartphone, turning your phone into a brake control interface. The compact unit plugs in line with your 7-way trailer connector - no complicated install and no bulky cab-mounted unit. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brake controller from Curt. Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional part number C51180 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Brake Controller - C51180

  • Curt
  • Proportional Controller
  • Smartphone
  • Up to 2 Axles
  • Hidden
  • Trailer Mount

Bluetooth-enabled brake controller wirelessly connects to your smartphone, turning your phone into a brake control interface. The compact unit plugs in line with your 7-way trailer connector - no complicated install and no bulky cab-mounted unit.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
    • Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
  • Wireless system connects directly to your smart device for operation
    • Operate brake controller from cab of vehicle using your smartphone
  • Fast, plug-and-play installation makes setup a breeze - no tools required
    • Plug unit in between your 7-way trailer connection
    • Avoid complicated wiring and bulky control units in your vehicle
  • Intuitive, user-friendly app lets you connect, monitor, and control all of your trailer braking activity
    • Adjust braking power and aggressiveness
    • Receive error notifications if trailer is overloaded or becomes disconnected during travel
    • Customize and switch between vehicle-trailer profiles
    • Activate manual override with a single touch
  • Easy to transfer between vehicles - great for fleets of trucks and trailers
    • Create up to 5 vehicle-trailer profiles in the Echo Smart Control app
  • Triple-axis accelerometer is highly responsive to ensure smooth, uniform stopping action
  • LED indicator light on body of controller allows for troubleshooting
  • Compatible with ABS brakes, cruise control, low-voltage wiring, and pulse width modulation (PWM) systems
    • Built-in reverse polarity and short circuit protection
  • Plug-in unit, instructions, and quick reference guide included
    • Bluetooth PIN for initial pairing to your smart device located in quick reference guide
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 2 axles (4 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
  • Plug-in unit length: 6-5/8"
  • Smart device OS requirements:
    • Apple: 8.0 or newer
    • Android: 4.4 and newer
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Welcome to an entirely new towing experience. The Curt Echo brake controller puts you in control of your trailer's braking with mobile, Bluetooth operation. The portable unit installs in seconds and allows you to make braking adjustments straight from your smartphone. Easily transfer the Echo between vehicles and store it when it's not in use.


Simple, Fast Setup

Curt Echo Plug In Brake Controller

With no wiring, modules, or knobs to install, setting up the Curt Echo is a breeze. Just download the Echo Smart Control app on your Apple or Android smart device and follow the in-app instructions. The brake control unit plugs into the 7-way at the rear of your vehicle and provides a port for plugging in your 7-way trailer connector. When all the connections are made, wirelessly pair the unit to your phone via Bluetooth. Once the unit is paired, configure your desired trailer brake settings in the user-friendly app.


See etrailer.com's exclusive 7-way upgrade kit for brake controller installation (ETBC7L - sold separately) if you don't already have a 7-way plug at the back of your vehicle.


Echo Smart Control App

The Echo Smart Control app is free to download and use. Scan the QR code included with the Curt Echo or search Echo Smart Control in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Curt Echo Manual Control

The custom-designed app allows you to control brake settings, calibrate output, and monitor all braking activity with the touch of a finger. If ever there is a time that you need to brake your trailer separately from your tow vehicle - when traveling down a steep incline, for example - the manual override function is easily accessible in the app. Press and hold the large orange circle to manually activate your trailer brakes.


The app will also alert you in the event that your trailer is overloaded or becomes disconnected during travel. Should your smart device ever lose connection, the Echo will default to the settings of the last profile used. So even if your phone battery dies, you can still count on getting proportional trailer braking as long as the unit is in use.


There's no need to worry about missing a call or running multiple apps either. The Echo Smart Control app will continue running in the background if you get a call or switch between apps, and it will not interfere with your vehicle's hands-free multimedia system.


Create Multiple Vehicle-Trailer Profiles

Vehicle Trailer Profiles

The app has the ability to sync up to 5 Echo devices, and the memory function allows you to save unlimited vehicle-trailer profiles. This makes it easy to transfer the Echo between towing setups. This convenience, along with the plug-and-play design, makes the Echo perfect for either occasional towing or commercial fleets.


Weatherproof Construction

Curt Echo Features Diagram

Because the Echo is made to be outside the vehicle, it's engineered for maximum weather resistance. The unit is filled with an epoxy resin that seals off the internal components from moisture and the elements, ensuring long-lasting operation despite rain, snow, dirt, mud, and more. The Echo also has a soft locking tab for connecting to your 7-way RV-style plug. This tab helps to reduce vibration and improve connectivity.


LED Status Indicator

Curt Echo Diagnostic Indicator

A single LED on the body of the Echo shows the status of the brake control unit so that you can easily troubleshoot any problems that may arise.


Proportional Braking

With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently. So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner.


Once the Echo is installed, it will sense - via an internal 3-axis accelerometer - how your tow vehicle brakes. This inertia-based sensor responds to the deceleration of your tow vehicle as you brake by signaling the controller to send out enough power to your trailer brakes so that they are activated with an intensity that matches. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.



51180 Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Control - Smart Phone Bluetooth Connection - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional

Installation Details C51180 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional - C51180

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (509 Customer Reviews)

Bluetooth-enabled brake controller wirelessly connects to your smartphone, turning your phone into a brake control interface. The compact unit plugs in line with your 7-way trailer connector - no complicated install and no bulky cab-mounted unit.

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2016 Subaru Forester

Worked very well the minute we set it up and got it paired. It was hard to tell if the trailer was responding since it appeared to pull and stop very evenly from the very beginning. I used the ETBC7L 4 pin flat to 7 pin converter kit. I connected the black power cable to the battery and hooked up the ground and BINGO it worked. It was a lot of work to get the black power feed cable from the controller to the battery but once it was all connected the controller just plugged right into the 7 pin adapter and the trailer plugged into the controller. I did have issues with it losing connectivity to my phone but that didn't seem to stop it from working. Great service from the folks at trailer. I paid for two day shipping and it arrived in two days in great condition. I bought the controller and the 4 pin to 7 pin converter kit together.


Comments
One year later and its still performing like a champ! I love this brake controller. Its simple. Safe. Plug and Play. I find myself not pairing it with my phone since the controller works just fine on its own. Plus, while Im driving I am not going to be checking my phone to access the manual inputs for the controller. Its automatic so I just let it do its thing and it works seamlessly. LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
John C - 06/10/2021


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I have been very pleased with this though there is a dearth of information in regards to the adjustments. I had a problem with the brakes "locking up" when in traffic and ended up using very light settings so they would engage smoothly. Another thing I could not find is with my car, the unit sits at about a 45 degree angle, I could not find anything that noted if this would be good or not. The plus is I changed tow vehicles without having to add the controller.


Comments
Thank you for your review. The Curt Echo can be installed in the 7-way plug at any angle and still operate properly. We have tested it on vehicles with 7-ways orientedangled in all different directions and it has performed well.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 06/19/2020

Comments
pretty good, though sometimes the connection is difficult to obtain. There has been a time or two where it just did not engage the breaks when I hit the button on the screen or used the pedal. This is rarely and fortunately I have a relatively light trailer in relation to me TV.
Mark S - 06/15/2021


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It works well. However, first time out, it disconnected from the auto plug in socket and was severely scuffed while dragging on the pavement. The weight of the unit, it’s added length to the socket, and the pull from the trailer cord all added together to cause it to disconnect. Good thing, it was not functionally damaged and still works normally. I now wrap a strong rubber band around it to insure the catch will not release the unit I’m also considering installing a Velcro strap around the unit for added security.


Comments
Still works wel. As I said, I wrap the two catches with Velcro and heavy rubber bands to prevent inadvertent disconnect. I also retired trailer connect to allow adequate length for connection due to special hitch. Would like to see better stronger latches to hold connection due to heavy unit leverage on connector.
Thomas - 06/19/2021


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I just got a new company vehicle that didn’t have a brake controller installed. I needed to make a trip on Monday morning with a 14 foot tandem axle work trailer. I ordered the controller Friday afternoon and it arrived Monday morning. I plugged it in and went through the setup in about 5 minutes and it worked perfectly. The easy installation and phone app control is exactly what I needed to make the trip on time!


Comments
Excellent
Timothy M - 03/19/2021


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2018 Chevrolet Silverado

Product works completely as described. Easy to add a controller to ANY vehicle that has a 7 point trailer plug like my 2018 Chevy Silverado (no factory brake controller but has a prewired 7 and 4 point trailer plug) or my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Trailer is a 2 axle CargoMate. App was a bit hard to find on the AppStore (iphone). Search "Echo" not Curt then it comes up. Set up is quick and easy to modify if necessary with load changes. App does not need to be normally running if you don't need to apply brakes manually. But if you do need to apply brakes, the response is surprisingly fast through the Bluetooth communication. No delay whatsoever. It doesn't interfere with other apps running either. I like to use navigation and stream music from my iphone 8. Only real issue I have with the product is that its not lockable. Very easy for someone who knows what they are looking for to just unplug and run. I parked overnight at a hotel and didn't realize it until the next day. Got lucky that it didn't get stolen, but now I'm aware and take it off when done towing.


Comments
Been a year and 1000s of miles of towing ... still working great!
John - 12/06/2019



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I have used this controller to travel cross country, even in inclement conditions. It has one crack in the housting, but it works great. I also like the phone app.



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Volkswagen

I have a 2020 VW Atlas. This makes it super easy and no drilling required. The only thing is that VW programming only allows you to test for voltage or if your 7 pin connector works if you have a trailer plugged in. So if you have a buddy that has a truck that you can plug into to to set up Bluetooth prior to use then ask your buddy to use his connection. Other than that it’s pretty rad


Comments
Still great no issues
Cody - 05/17/2021


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2018 Toyota Echo

After owning the Echo Brake Controller for a year now, we were finally able to use it for a long distance trip this past March when we trailered two heavyweight motorcycles in an enclosed trailer from New Jersey to Florida. In a nutshell, it worked perfectly. The app is easy to use and the directions are simple. The Echo syncs up right away to your phone's bluetooth and once underway, adjustments can be made quite easily. I have a new car and the last thing that I wanted to do was drill holes in my dashboard to mount an older, wired unit. I read about this echo control, however, I was very skeptical about the technology, as was my trailer hitch guy. Therefore, I called etrailer before buying the Echo. I don’t recall who I talked to, but he fully explained the technology, including the fact that once the trailer and echo were connected, I could toss my phone out the window and the controller would still work because it remembers and maintains its last setting and does not need to be synced to a phone to operate. I took a leap of faith and placed the order. I’m pleased I did. I highly recommend the Echo Brake Controller.


Comments
I remain very pleased with the Echo brake controller. It’s very easy to use and I’m confident that it will continue to function perfectly. As others have stated the locking mechanism does not always feel totally engaged. Therefore, I devised a strap that holds it tight in the socket. I highly recommend the Echo brake controller.
Mark E - 03/24/2021


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Dodge Ram Pickup

This product allowed me to avoid adding a wired brake controller to the dash of our Telluride. It does work, but I found it tricky to adjust to work well with brakes on our 22’ Airstream (single axle). It does work but despite my best efforts at adjustment, the trailer brakes would grab when approaching a red light unless I pumped the brakes to get a smoother stop. I would definitely get this again under the same circumstances, but we now have a new Ram 1500 with integrated brake controller that was super simple to adjust and works very smoothly.



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The Curt Echo works as described without any wiring on the tow vehicle. It does have a few rough edges though. First, if it doesn’t get initialized correctly, it can brake far too aggressively resulting in rough stops and hot trailer brakes. Second, it seems to have a slight time lag again resulting in the trailer bumping around in the hitch receiver. Even when configured right, the brakes seemed to run hot. I’ve since moved to a wired proportional controller and its noticeably smoother. The echo was sold.



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2013 Chevrolet Equinox

The Curt Echo Wireless trailer brake controller has worked great on our daughter's Nu-Camp "teardrop" trailer. Using the Curt Echo eliminated the need to run a wire to the engine compartment of her 2013 Chevy Equinox, and mounting a brake controller on the dash. We used an old Iphone no longer in service to set up and control the Echo, and it works fine. Setup was very easy, the controller applies the trailer brakes smoothly, and it feels like the combination stops even faster with the trailer attached than with the car alone. Works great! Sometimes, but not always, it is necessary to pair the Iphone and controller if it's been awhile since using them, but it only takes a few seconds to do so.



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2015 Chevrolet Silverado

My 2015 Silverado and 2014 Escalade didn't have a factory brake controller. Was considering hardwiring one for each vehicle until I found the Echo. For the same price as two controllers I got this. Not the cheapest option but for the convenience this is the the way to go. Very easy to configure for both vehicles and didn't have to waste any time hardwiring.



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I purchased a 2002 38’ motorhome thats dod not have a trailer brake controller. Based on what i saw on online videos i was sure this would work- Sadly the bluetooth is not powerful enough to reach the drivers area. I even upgraded my phone, hoping it would connect- The phone receives the signal for apx 25 feet. I have asked several sources about a signal boost but so far there does not appear to be one for this type of Bluetooth signal



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1999 Toyota Echo

Was only going to give 4 stars because I've only used it to tow my travel trailer to the DMV, but I got to the end of my review and found it's worth 5 stars. First impression is EASY EASY. Just plug it into the 7way jack, plug your trailer into the Curt Echo, pair your phone, and you're good! I held down the brake actuator button and the trailer stopped the whole rig. Happy I went this route. Installing in the cab would've been an extra, totally unnecessary pain. Spend a little extra and save yourself a headache, and more holes in the dash.



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This unit is genius. You can use it for multiple different vehicle and trailer combinations. Works well with smart phone and has all the control of a permanent mount unit. If you think the price is high just realize that if your vehicle doesnt come with electric brake capability, most newer vehicles are $xxx.xx plus to have it installed. I would suggest this brake controller to anyone who is looking.



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Toyota Echo

My daughter ordered a Curt Echo Wireless Brake Controler from another dealer and it appeared to be faulty. I contacted eTrailer to confirm my diagnosis and they were very helpful and confirmed that the controller was faulty. As we were in a time crunch to get the trailer brakes operational, I ordered a new controller from eTrailer and it worked as advertized - easy setup and control plus three families can use the same controller instead of having to have 3 separate controllers. Only issue is that it took over a week for them to ship the controller even though they showed it in stock when I ordered it.



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Use them everyday for customers buying new campers, hardly ever do the plug and play brake controllers anymore unless the older folks want the old school style. Love them, great support on them if you have any questions, Curt has great customer service.



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Toyota Highlander

My Toyota Highlander 2020 can’t be adapted to add a wired brake controller (unlike the Toyota truck). However, the wireless brake controller works well and easy to configure. My daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids borrow my trailer and use the same wireless brake controller (so no need to buy 2 brake controllers for 2 vehicles). Easy to install on my iPhone and configure and easy to test with manual brake controls.



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Pontiac Trans Sport Van

I ordered my brake controller with a very narrow window of opportunity to receive it. I needed to pick up a boat in Minnesota and needed trailer brakes to transport. Etraiker assured me we would get it, and it did come in time. I am amazed on how well it works, and the ease of setting it up to be controlled by my cell phone. Thanks for following up, George



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I really love this controller. No need to wire every vehicle I have or will have. I just need the 7-pin hookup and I'm good to go. Very simple to use and to connect to my phone. I highly recommend this one.


Comments
It works great! No additional wiring needed. Just plug it in, connect to your phone. Done.
Todd A - 05/17/2021


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Works great and super simple to use. I set it up with the app when it arrived and haven't had to mess with it since, as it remembers your settings. Well worth it and saved the expense and hassle of having a trailer break installed. Plug it in, attach the camper plug, and away we go!



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I needed this for the trailer behind the fifth wheel. And it has been working awesome. Does loose it’s blue tooth but still make the brakes work as I had it set.



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Excellent product! Ive driven several thousand miles to locations and I boondock my tiny Vistabule teardrop trailer 100% traveling some bumpy roads. Despite my neglect,leading to my running over the Echo with my Suby Outback, slightly cracking the housing and breaking off the door this baby has never failed to perform.



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Toyota Echo

Works as advertised. I owned a Jeep Gladiator and could not have towed my travel trailer without the Echo (at least not with the additional time and added expense of wiring in a brake controller). I purchased an F350 so I no longer require its use, but I will not sell it because I can use it on other vehicles. Definitely worth the purchase price.



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Purchased new Ram 1500 2 mos ago. Did not have Brake controller. Called dealer to have one installed. Was told they !re back ordered for 3 months. Told me they can't put me on a waiting list - will just have to keep calling to see when they arrive. Went on to etrailer for a solution and found this one. Amazing. Set up in minutes. Works great. Can use for my truck and move to my RV when towing!


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