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Old 05-09-2018, 04:14 PM   #1
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which controller to upgrade to?

I have a Tokensha Voyager brake controller. Have used it for 10 years. But I would like another controller that has some sort of meter for the outputs rather than just a light that changes color. The boost or whatever it is you set on the Voyager has a very narrow range between too much and not much. So I looked on Amazon and found the P2 and P3. Which do you suggest? On the Voyager there is a lever to move to activate the brakes by hand. How do you do that on the P2 andP3?

Then I saw a Direct Link controller. I remember reading about the a while back. Is that a better controller?

My truck is a 2007 Dodge 2500 if that matters.

Thank for any comments.
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:21 PM   #2
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I would go with the P2. The P3 is better, but not better enough to justify the extra $$$ for it.
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:30 PM   #3
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The P2 also has a hand lever for emergencies. It is hard to see in the usual pictures. It's just on the edge of the controller's bottom front end. Do place it so it is easy to find in an emergency...

I prefer the P2 because it is fairly easy to mount, the display is large, and it is, IMHO, easy to tune to the trailer size and load.

I tow with a Toyota Tacoma, and the controller has a custom interface cable that simply plugs into the existing OEM wire harness and has but one ground wire that needs to be under a bolt close by. Almost don't need tools...
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:40 PM   #4
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P3 in my 2017 Tundra. It has the "panic" lever as well. Great great unit. Make sure you get the correct harness adapter and it is a 5 min. install.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:22 AM   #5

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Once the configuration is set for proper trailer weight I never have had to re-set the gain for weather or road conditions. Uses a solid state gyro to sense acceleration & braking.
Have used several other brands over the last 30yrs...this has worked the best.

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Old 05-10-2018, 06:01 AM   #6
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I used to have a Prodigy P2 controller which went bad. I never liked it too much as I had to readjust from town to highway.
I went to a Brakesmart but sadly it is not made anymore because it is an awesome controller.
That said one of my camping friends has a Hensley Trucontrol and the other has the Direclink with disk brakes. Both seem to love their setup.
If I were looking for another controller I would probably go for the Hensley Trucontrol as I don't like the cord hanging down on the Direclink.
You may want to compare amperage output, electric over hydraulic capability, does it tell you if there is a short (bad brake magnet), etc......
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:00 AM   #7
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We switched from a Prodigy P3 several years ago to the DirecLink and have been 100% satisfied with it. Excellent customer service any time Iíve had questions about it too.
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I have both P2 & P3 in TV's having no negative issues w/either.
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