Electric Brake controller....problem

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 21:26
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Had a Primus IQ made by Tekonsha fitted awhile ago & have found out (the hard way) that it is constantly discharging my start/cranking battery. The unit was fitted by an auto electrician & I am wondering if he has made a mistake or the unit is faulty. Has anyone had problems with these units? Can I have suggestions for electric brake controllers. What is everyone using? Thanks
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Reply By: Matt(WA) - Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 21:53

Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 21:53
Tekonsha Prodigy,

Use to work at a caravan repair/auto electrial place and thats all we would fit. Wouldnt even fit anything else if a customer wanted it.

They are a top unit.

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 07:41

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 07:41
Wiring is Black Power, White Earth, Red From Brake light circuit (mine cold side of switch behind pedal),

Blue to trailer

Shouldnt use power unless he has hooked red to wrong side of brake light switch. Then it will cos will have power ON all the time.

It should,when you turn ign off have two little red lights which go out after 10 mins or so.


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Follow Up By: sweetwill - Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 07:56

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 07:56
hi Graham h.
now that is an excellent reply,cheers bill.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 08:43

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 08:43
Further to my reply The black wire should go back to the battery via a circuit

breaker so has power all the time but it should go to sleep after a while as I said

It then wont use any power till you start the vehicle again.

To actually answer the question you asked

Yes the Prodigy is probably the best unit, the P3 has more features which arent really needed.
You will find lots of users on here who dont seem to have trouble with either
of them.





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Reply By: DaveO*ST-R - Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 09:30

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 09:30
Tekonsha P3 for me. Only about $40 more than the Prodigy but with full LED display and some more troubleshooting/diagnostic features. Fantastic controller. FYI -power to the unit switches off after about 15 minutes? of no use (parked etc)(when the trailer is not connected) and fires up again on application of the brakes or hand control.
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Reply By: Ianw - Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 20:04

Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 20:04
I have the Primus fitted and have had no probs at all in a bit over 2 years.

Ian
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Reply By: OREJAP - Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 12:42

Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 12:42
Thanks to everyone for their advice.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 13:07

Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 13:07
Have you fixed it and if so how



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