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Old 10-01-2020, 03:30 PM   #1
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Hello, can anyone explain how wireless brakes work? We have bought a trailer with wireless brakes, and we’re newbies😊
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Old 10-01-2020, 06:10 PM   #2
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Does it require a wireless transmitter?
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Old 10-01-2020, 07:15 PM   #3
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Generally its the controller that is called "wireless" but it still requires some hardwiring... the user control (in the tow vehicle passenger area) is what is wireless. And even then some of them need to plug into the cigarette lighter power. Its a bit of a misnomer if you want to know the truth.

What model do you have?
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Old 10-01-2020, 09:23 PM   #4
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I may have to contact the previous owner for this as it was a comment on their original add. “‘Wireless brakes”
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:13 AM   #5
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I may have to contact the previous owner for this as it was a comment on their original add [sic]. “‘Wireless brakes”
Chances are it is an AuTowBrake or Tekonsha unit mounted on the trailer. Chances are you will need (or very much should have), a tow vehicle connection with four wires for the lights and one more for the trailer brake power. But thats at the minimum (and without a charge line for the trailer battery). The 7-pin connector is the standard, even if you don't use all 7 wires. So in 99% of cases you would still want a 7-pin on your tow vehicle even with "wireless" brakes. If its the Curt "wireless" controller then it requires a 7-pin on the tug. It just plugs into the 7-way connector, and can be removed just as fast and easy (even by a thief).
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