The name Redarc is synonymous within the camping & recreational vehicle
market for the high quality electronic products that are manufactured at
their Adelaide facility. Research & development is ongoing with the
company always on the lookout to improve & expand their range of
The TowPro Elite is an update of the previous TowPro electric trailer
brake controller which now features 'Active Calibration' to constantly monitor the vehicles direction of travel & conﬁrms the units
There is limited space available in the modern vehicle to mount a brake
controller, especially within reach of the driver for finger tip trailer
braking use on off road tracks. The small TowPro Elite's main control unit
can be mounted in any position under the dash with only two small holes
drilled into the dash facia or a blank switch for the control knob.
The unique feature of the TowPro Elite electric brake controller is it
has both inertia and delay brake controller operations built into the
In automatic mode the controller is in inertia sensing mode, also known
as pendulum style, and is best suited to on road and highway conditions.
The TowPro Elite brake controller is enabled by the vehicles brake pedal
switch while a pendulum circuit senses the vehicles stopping motion and
applies a proportional voltage to the trailers brakes. This allows the
trailer to decelerate at the same speed as the tow vehicle.
The user controlled operation of the TowPro Elite is solid state
activated, also known as time delay, and allows the driver to set the
level at which the trailer brakes are applied at a pre-determined
braking rate. This can be a big advantage in some road conditions or off road
Moving between the automatic and user controlled trailer braking modes
is a simple procedure by applying the vehicles brakes & double
clicking the knob & releasing the brake peddle. Emergency trailer braking is applied by pressing the
The TowPro Elite is able to operate 12volt or 24volt electric &
electric operated hydraulic trailer brakes.
Stuart Peddle tells us about the difference between inertia & time
thanks to Jamie at JTS for permission to use this video
Instillation is a very simple job for the 12volt DIYer with only four
wires to hook up. Hardest part is working out where to bolt the controller body
securely & more importantly where to drill the two holes for the remote
control knob in the dash within arms reach of the drivers seat.
When the Elite is ﬁrst installed it will begin learning its mounting
orientation through the active calibration process even without a trailer connected.
This can be done within about twenty brake applications. When complete
the LED will be a solid blue indicating it is now operating in automatic
Steve Moore explains how to calibrate
After calibrating the Elite it will be in automatic mode which is best suited to on
road towing duties, indicated by the blue LED.
Changing modes is a simple process & can only be completed with the
First ensure the vehicle has come to a complete stop & set the knob to
0, apply the vehicle brakes, double click the knob & release the brakes.
A green LED indicates the brake controller is in user controlled mode.
The braking level can be adjusted by adjusting the control knob on
the remote head. It is recommended the middle point at level 5 should be
used as a starting point & increased or decreased for the appropriate
towing conditions, load etc.
In an emergency situation using automatic mode you can press the control
knob which will apply the trailers brakes to a level equivalent to that
of light vehicle braking. In user controlled mode the trailer
brakes will be applied at the level set on the control knob. In
both modes the braking force can be adjusted by turning the control
knob either higher or lower, whilst applying the manual override
I recently upgraded to the TowPro Elite from the older Redarc EBRH with
remote head which is a solid state or time delay electric brake
controller only & immediately felt the difference in city & on road
braking when towing our camper trailer using the automatic mode of the Elite. Trailer braking was a lot smoother &
controlled in relation to the vehicle & camper trailer combination coming to a stop especially in
Off road it was great to feel the positive reliable braking force I had been
accustomed to with the previous Redarc EBRH.