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Old 10-17-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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Breakaway brakes

My switch is not working. If I cut the wires off the switch does that kill the power to the brakes. Or is the switch normal closed or normal open. I would think it would be normal open. Am leaving in the morning and can stop and get a new one about 50 miles down the road and put it on. Thanks, if anyone can please let me know
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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The switch provides battery (trailer) power to the brakes in case of a disconnect. Disconnecting it will not effect normal brake operation.

Two things to be aware of:
  1. One of the lines will have 12 volts from the trailer battery.
  2. Pulling the pin with the trailer connected to the TV may damage certain brake controllers. I have been told that prodigy brake controllers could be damaged, but have no first hand proof.
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:28 PM   #3
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It's a normally open switch. When the cable pulls the plug, the contacts close and supply 12 VDC to the brakes.

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Old 03-30-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
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Breakaway using power if pulled

I pulled my breakaway switch out temporarily (two weeks), to replace the lanyard. Can having the breakaway out, while the trailer is parked, but battery in "use" position cause a drain on the battery? Trying to discern what else could have drained my battery. Thanks for the insight!
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I pulled my breakaway switch out temporarily (two weeks), to replace the lanyard. Can having the breakaway out, while the trailer is parked, but battery in "use" position cause a drain on the battery? Trying to discern what else could have drained my battery. Thanks for the insight!
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yes.

you might also need to be checking your brakes, as the electromagnets might be also be burned out.

the breakaway switch applies full available power to the brakes when you pull the pin....
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:11 AM   #6
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Breakaway Pin

I suspected that was what was up. I'd left the battery disconnected, giving occasional charges through the winter, and replacing the pin lanyard was one of those maintenance items before taking her out. Some point, I reconnected the battery, without thinking it all the way through.... I'll definitely get the brakes checked out. The newbie lessons never cease! Thanks for the response!
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