Brake wiring? - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > Tow Rigs and Trailers
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-05-2002, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Member # 7163
Location: PA
Posts: 1,863
Brake wiring?

Can someone explain trailer brake wiring to me? I have a single axle, two brake trailer, each have about 3.2 Ohms resistance. The yahoo that wired my trailer made it so I have two 12v+ going to my brakes, and I get the feeling that one is supposed to go to ground. Can't figure out how the break away battery factors in, unless it's just switched and tied into the two leads for the brakes.



Oh, and I guess it also wouldn't make sense that my battery is only charged when the lights are on, but...

TIA,
Bryan
Oxjockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2002, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
CSP
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Member # 1533
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 3,114
Try this website out Bryan. http://www.dexteraxle.com/service_literature/

Go into the service manual and from the dropdown menu select electric brakes. Lots of good info there. Also check a site that Jaffer posted a couple days ago. I haven't looked into it other than the link he provided, but it looks like it has some good stuff also.
CSP is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-06-2002, 02:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Member # 7163
Location: PA
Posts: 1,863
Thanks, that's a good reference! I got them all working, now I have to figure out how to adjust them. They won't lock up even when empty, but I haven't bothered to take the wheel off yet.

Thanks,
Bryan
Oxjockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2002, 09:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
FYRMAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Member # 4358
Location: otHELLo, Washington
Posts: 3,717
Send a message via Yahoo to FYRMAN
3.2 ohms across the magnets is your problem. Should be 20.

Also, make sure you have a great ground.
__________________
[COLOR="Red"]Central Washington Muff Dive and Rescue Team[/COLOR]
FYRMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.