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Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 2028 Review

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Review of Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit 2028


Today we're going to be taking a look at the Tekonsha Breakaway Kit with the included charger. This breakaway kit is designed for use on single, tadem, and tri-axle breakaway applications. It's a quick and easy installation. The unit's constructed to perform well in all weather conditions so it features a weather and corrosion resistant design and the kit meets or exceeds Department of Transportation specifications for trailer breakaway and holding requirements. It's going to come with your breakaway battery, it's already inside the case, so it comes with the breakaway battery and it's going to come with the charger for the breakaway battery. The battery is a 12 volt sealed rechargeable five amp battery, and this right here is a DC to DC triple charger that fits securely into the breakaway battery case. It's going to provide continuous recharge, it features an automatic shutoff that will not permit the battery to overcharge.

Two of the wires connect directly to the terminals here on the breakaway battery, the other two wires connect to the main power supply, and that's how the unit recharges the breakaway battery. Inside the case here fits the breakaway battery in the larger compartment and on the side area is where the charger would fit into. Simply pushes down in there and then right here on the backside you have a small cutout that allows the wires to feed out of the case that way you can still completely close the lid and not pinch the wires. The kit also comes with a durable polymer case that holds the battery and the charger. It's going to come with the clamp-on mounting bracket. This bracket can mount to the frame of the trailer, it does come with the hardware to get that unit clamped on and it's also got a hole right here so that way it could also mount to the trailer jack post.

This hole is going to have a diameter of about 2-1/2". It's also going to feature the breakaway kit, this is included as well, this unit mounts to the trailer frame, hardware to get that mounted is not included. It's got a single hole design for mounting. One wire here, one black wire's going to connect to the power supply, the other wire connects into the trailer break wire, and then the cable on this side is connected to the pin, the other end of the cable attaches to the tow vehicle. Any event where the tow vehicle and trailer disconnect and the safety chains fail, the tow vehicle will pull the cable which will pull the pin, which will then engage or activate the trailer's brakes bringing the trailer to a safe stop to prevent a full runaway situation. The case, a few measurements real quick.

Edge to edge going this direction is about 6". Just measuring the case right here, going depth is about 3-1/2" deep and then the height is going to be around 5" tall. That's going to do it for today's look at the Tekonsha Breakaway Kit with the included charger.


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