Hydrastar4u is a reseller of the HydraStar® brand hydraulic brake actuators. All of our HydraStar® units are new . We do not sell any re-manufactured or rebuilt units. As with any product, we do have FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ).
HydraStar® Brake Actuator (Electric Over Hydraulic) Overview
When you step up to the next generation (Generation 7) of hydraulic trailer brake actuators, the Hydrastar® line of trailer mounted actuators, you now have an Electronic Brake Actuator. Unlike mechanical surge actuators, you adjust the output from the Hydrastar® actuator from the driver's seat. Use your in cab controller to adjust the Hydrastar's output and set up your hydraulic brakes to match the load for the ultimate in safety and control.
Hydrastar® is Ideal for:
· Horse Trailers
· Boat Trailers
· RV Trailers
· Car Haulers
· Any Trailer with Hydraulic Brakes.
· The Hydrastar® is available in three maximum pressure settings, 1000 psi, 1200 psi and 1600 psi. Always be sure to check with your trailer manufacturer to see what pressure is recommended for your trailer brakes.
The Hydrastar® family of brake actuators has proved to be a very superior alternative to the surge brakes that are being used presently as well as in the past, for hydraulic brake actuation. Hydrastar® has three units to choose from, HBA10, HBA12 AND HBA16.
With SAFETY AS A MAJOR CONCERN, CONSIDER THESE ADVANTAGES:
1. THE HYDRASTAR® Brake Actuator is superior to surge brakes.
(a) Not only does it optimize your trailer brake system for greater control and safety, Hydrastar® actuators solve many of the problems that have been associated with the traditional surge brake systems.
(b) You will eliminate the dreaded feeling that comes when you are pushed down hill by a trailer (which has the potential for jack-knife).
(c) You will no longer have problems backing up hill (as experienced with surge brakes).
(d) You also eliminate the common brake drag problem, found with surge brakes on a downhill grade.
(e) Most important to all trailer owners, The HydraStar® Meets all DOT regulations and complies with CFR-393 federal braking requirements, as opposed to surge brakes.
Do you now have Vacuum over hydraulic brakes? The hydrastar® units, have been found and are being used, as a Cost Effective Replacement for Vacuum Over Hydraulic Systems.
• In cab controller required –
See instruction manual or our website for a list of approved controllers
• 12 volt DC operation –
Federal regulations require a battery and breakaway kit on trailer. Carlisle
(HBA-BA) kit recommended, works with any 5 amp hr. breakaway kit
• Electrical connections –
Recommended minimum wire; 12-gauge for splicing into power,
ground and breakaway; 16-gauge for controller output
• Hydraulic brakes –
For use with DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid systems
• Output pressure –
1000, 1200, or 1600 psi pressures for various trailer brake configurations -
prevents over pressurizing your brakes and damaging seals
• Trailer-mounted and self-contained weather tight enclosure
• Dimensions –
11.8" long x 3" wide x 7.3" high, shipping weight 12 lbs.
• Accessories –
– Breakaway battery kit (HBA-BA)
Automatically applies the trailer brakes in the event the
trailer and towing vehicle become separated
– 1/4" line adapter (HBA-BLC)
Allows conversion to 1/4" brake line
1/4" brake lines improve braking performance on trailers
over 20' and/or with triple axles
Superior to Surge Brakes
The HBA-10 (1000 psi) has been designed to be used for drum brakes on single or tandem axle trailers. As always check with your trailer and/or axle manufacturer to determine their recommendations for an actuator psi rating.
The HBA-12 (1200 psi) has been designed to be used for for disc brakes on axles rated up to 8000lbs. The HBA12 should also be used on 8K and larger drum brake axles.
The HBA-16 (1600 psi) The HBA-16 (1600psi) should be used for all Dexter
disc brakes and Al-ko Kober and Hayes disc or drum brakes. As always, check with the brake manufacturer for pressure requirements.
The Hydrastar™ line of trailer mounted electric over hydraulic brake actuators are unlike mechanical surge actuators, the output from the Hydrastar™ actuator is adjustable from the driver's seat. Use the in cab controller to adjust the Hydrastar’s output and set up your hydraulic brakes to match the load for the ultimate in control and safety. Ideal for Horse Trailers, Boat Trailers, RV Trailers, Car Haulers, any Trailer with hydraulic brakes. Easily replaces surge, air/hydraulic and vacuum/hydraulic systems. Simply mount the Hydrastar™ to the trailer and attach the hydraulic line.