Predator Series electrically controls braking
Mar 1, 2004 12:00 PM
Dexter Axle Co has debuted its Predator Series line of electric brake controllers. The first model in the series is the Predator DX2, which operates all one- and two-axle trailers equipped with electric brakes. Dexter plans to introduce controllers for three- and four-axle trailers in coming months.
The Predator DX2 is an inertia-activated electronic brake controller. A patented pendulum sensor in the controller reacts instantly to any change in tow vehicle deceleration. When this change is detected, the controller applies the trailer brakes at the same rate as the tow vehicle brakes. The result is smooth, proportional braking between the trailer and tow vehicle.
Features of the Predator DX2 include a digital LED that displays voltage output and assists with leveling, a numeric gain wheel for precise and repeatable power settings, a versatile mounting range of -35° to 90°, and short-circuit protection that prevents damage to the controller. Dexter backs the Predator DX2 with a seven-year limited warranty.
The DX2 has an independent manual override that when activated bypasses the gain setting to deliver full braking power. This is different from many controllers on the market whose manual override is determined by the gain setting.
For additional safety, the DX2 illuminates the trailer's brake lights when the manual override is used.
The Predator DX2 comes complete with all mounting hardware, instructions, and a quick-reference card. For full information, contact Dexter, PO Box 250, Elkhart IN 46515.
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