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Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - OEM - 1,600 psi

Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - OEM - 1,600 psi

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Anodized aluminum electric-hydraulic actuator with control adapter module (CAM) lets you use your Ford, Chevy, or GM factory brake controller to activate your trailer's hydraulic brakes. Includes rust-resistant marine-grade gasket and hardware. 1-800-940-8924 to order Hydrastar brake actuator part number HS481-8067 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Hydrastar products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - OEM - 1,600 psi. Brake Actuator reviews from real customers.
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Hydrastar Brake Actuator - HS481-8067

  • Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator
  • Disc Brakes
  • Hydrastar
  • 1600 psi

Anodized aluminum electric-hydraulic actuator with control adapter module (CAM) lets you use your Ford, Chevy, or GM factory brake controller to activate your trailer's hydraulic brakes. Includes rust-resistant marine-grade gasket and hardware.


Features:

  • Electric-over-hydraulic brake actuator activates your trailer's hydraulic brakes when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle
    • Factory brake controller sends signal from tow vehicle to actuator when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle
    • 7-Way trailer connector is needed to transmit signal from brake controller
  • Control adapter module (CAM) included for compatibility with your Ford, Dodge, or GM factory brake controller
    • Easy plug and play install - no hardwiring required
  • Improved functionality when compared with surge brake couplers
    • Faster response time - trailer brakes are triggered when you apply brakes in tow vehicle, as opposed to when trailer pushes against hitch ball
    • No need to manually lock out brakes when you back up
    • Trailer brakes can be intentionally activated when you reverse
    • Manual override on brake controller can be activated so you can engage the trailer brakes without having to apply your vehicle brakes
  • Vented end plate releases pressure, moisture, and heat in order to protect the internal components
    • Allows actuator to be mounted in places where most actuators would overheat
  • Electronic, proportional pressure valve ensures that braking is smooth and effective
  • Built-in bleeder screw lets you easily flush air out of the brake lines
  • Durable extruded aluminum provides superior corrosion resistance
    • Marine-grade gasket and stainless steel hardware make this ideal for marine use
  • Compatible with any standard, 5-amp-hour-battery breakaway kit
  • DOT compliant
  • Unit installs on trailer frame and connects to trailer's wiring and hydraulic brake lines (sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: single-, tandem-, or triple-axle trailers with disc brakes
  • Maximum output pressure: 1,600 psi
  • Power: 12V DC
  • Hydraulic port size: 3/16"
  • Dimensions: 11-3/4" long x 3" wide x 7-3/8" tall
  • Wire configuration:
    • Black: 12-volt power
    • Blue: brake controller
    • Yellow: breakaway
    • White: ground
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Note: Do not power wash the Hydrastar actuator or take it through a commercial car wash. High-pressure water may damage the seals on the actuator.


The Hydrastar electric-over-hydraulic trailer brake actuator applies pressure to your trailer's hydraulic brake system in response to the electrical signals sent from your factory brake controller. As a result, your trailer's hydraulic brakes will be activated every time you apply the brakes in your vehicle or press the manual override on your controller.


Pair the Hydrastar electric-over-hydraulic actuator with your trailer's disc brakes to get the best possible braking setup. With disc brakes, you already have more consistent braking at higher speeds and a shorter stopping distance than you'd get with drum brakes. In addition to more reliable braking, you also have less cost to maintain the brakes as there are fewer moving parts. Combine these benefits with an electric brake controller and you'll get greater control over your already superior brakes, providing you with the best braking performance.


Hydrastar Electric-Over-Hydraulic Actuator vs. Standard Surge Brake Actuators

With the Hydrastar electric-over-hydraulic actuator, you can get all the benefits of towing with an electric brake controller while using hydraulic brakes. Because this actuator will activate according to the settings you have chosen for your factory brake controller, you will have more control over when and how your trailer brakes engage. Depending on the features of your brake controller, you may be able to control both the rate and intensity with which your trailer's brakes activate. You can also use the manual override on your brake controller, which allows you to engage the trailer brakes without having to apply the brakes in your vehicle. And perhaps most impressive, if you have a proportional brake controller, your brakes will be activated with an intensity that matches the braking speed and power of your rig.


This pump-and-motor-based system increases response time compared with traditional actuators because the trailer brakes are triggered when you apply the brakes in the tow vehicle, as opposed to when the trailer pushes against the hitch ball. This not only gives you faster, more efficient braking, but it also eliminates the pushing sensation that occurs in setups that use standard surge brake actuators.


Hydrastar actuators are also beneficial because, unlike standard surge couplers, they allow you to activate your brakes when reversing down an incline, such as a boat ramp. Having the ability to brake in reverse gives you more control and prevents wear on your tow vehicle.


Durable, Marine-Grade Construction

The Hydrastar Marine actuator is ideal for use on boat trailers. Just like other Hydrastar electric-over-hydraulic actuator models, this system is built of extruded anodized aluminum for superior corrosion resistance. The weathertight seals protect internal components from the elements. The Hydrastar Marine actuator also features marine-grade gaskets and stainless steel hardware that won't rust. These extra features make it perfect for marine applications.


This actuator also has a vented end plate that releases pressure, moisture, and heat to help prevent any internal damage. Unlike models that are unable to release heat and pressure, this vented actuator can be safely mounted inside of a compartment on your trailer. As a result, this actuator is great for gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailers where finding space on the tongue can be nearly impossible.



481-8067 Cargo Towing Solutions (formerly Carlisle) Hydra Star Marine Grade Electric-Hydraulic (EOH) Actuator - 1600 psi - Model MHBA-16PP





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Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - OEM - 1,600 psi - HS481-8067

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

Anodized aluminum electric-hydraulic actuator with control adapter module (CAM) lets you use your Ford, Chevy, or GM factory brake controller to activate your trailer's hydraulic brakes. Includes rust-resistant marine-grade gasket and hardware.

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Outstanding addition to my Reflection 5th wheel. Back from 7000 mile trip to Canada and no problems whatsoever. One panic stop and brakes were very effective. With over 80,000 on my trailer this is this first trip without some kind of brake issue: broken wire, needs adjustment, put together incorrectly at dealers, etc. I installed the unit myself. Relatively straight forward.

I did get confused on the wiring, could have been just me, but a separate wiring diagram for a 5th wheel might help. I didn't realize (and probably should have) that the emergency brake needs to get it's hot from the existing trailer battery and the main braking control has to get it's hot from the truck. All of this can be done in the pin box and is actually pretty straight forward.

Great product. Should have installed years ago.



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I previously had vacuum over hydraulic brakes but was not able to find controller parts to install on my truck to operate brakes. hopefully this will do the trick.



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Worth every single penny makes towing a boat Norma easy plug and play install



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E trailer came through with limited quantities of eoh activator kits when no one else had them.
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EXCELLENT service! Sales rep James is awesome. Ordered my part for an emergency repair and had it the next day! Definitely recommend for sales and service!



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  • Will the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator HS481-8067 Work with F-150 Controller
    The HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes part # HS481-8067 has the factory brake controller adapter included so it will work with any integrated factory trailer brake controller like a 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor.
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  • Does the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067
    The HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067 that you referenced does include the breakaway kit for sure.
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  • What PSI Hydrastar Actuator is Needed for Boat Trailer Disc Brakes
    For disc brakes you would want 1,600 psi like what the Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067 provides. This is exact PSI that the current surge brakes of your trailer require.
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  • How To Install The Plug-And-Play Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator
    The Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067 is designed to be completely plug-and-play so the female end of the 7-way would need to connect to the 7-way cable that's already installed on the trailer and the male end will connect to the truck's 7-way socket. Both the CAM and 7-way cable come with 4-pin connectors and will install in the following manner: Actuator - CAM - 7-way Cable. The breakaway battery has a 2-pin connector that will connect...
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  • Can Electric Brakes Be Installed and Used on a Boat Trailer While It Is Submerged in Water?
    I do have a recommendation for you as electric brake assemblies should never be connected when submerged in water. Instead the best route to go would be to use an electric over hydraulic actuator such as the Hydrastar Drum # HS481-8065 or Disc # HS481-8067. These kits are specific to either drum or disc brakes and include weather tight connectors to keep out moisture. You will be able to pair these with your current hydraulic brakes, or if you can provide me with details on your current...
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  • Using a HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator with a Silverado 1500's OEM Brake Controller
    To use a HydraStar electric over hydraulic actuator with your 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500's OEM brake controller, you will in fact need to use the control adapter module (CAM). We have that included with the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes. the part number being # HS481-8067. This is a plug-and-play setup that is easy to install. I've linked to a video review of this actuator for you to look at.
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  • Does the Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Come w/ a Break-Away Battery
    No, the Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067 does not come with a break-away battery. But, is compatible with any standard, 5-amp-hour-battery breakaway kit like the Bright Way Push-to-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with 1-Amp Charger and 5 Ah Battery # 3802346.
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  • Does Hydrastar HS481-8067 Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Include Charger for Break Away System
    According to Hydrastar, their # HS481-8067 vented Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator system does indeed include a charger for the battery used by the break away system. The charger would connect to the 12-volt trailer connector feed from the tow vehicle. Since your # 90885 Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller is EOH actuator compatible, you won't need to use the adapter module that's included with the kit. I've linked to the installation instructions as well as to a product description...
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  • Is a Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Adapter Module Needed on a 2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD
    What we have found is the integrated trailer brake controllers on trucks can be very temperamental when used with electric over hydraulic brakes. I do recommend using a HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Adapter Module # HBA-CAM with your factory brake controller on your 2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD. This will prevent an issue from the start or developing over time since vehicles can now receive over the air updates that could cause an issue. If you are installing the electric over...
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  • Difference Between Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Kits HS481-8067 and HS381-9067
    Since your 2014 Ford F-150 has the integrated brake controller the kit you would want is the part # HS481-8067 which comes with the correct adapter for that. That's the big difference between it and the part # HS381-9067 that you also mentioned.
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  • Which EOH Actuator Kit Is Compatible With My OEM Brake Controller In My Ram?
    Similar to the Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067, what you'll need for your RAM with an OEM brake controller is the: -Hydrastar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator w/ Breakaway and 7-Way RV Harness # HS381-9067. This kit contains Hydrastar marine electric-over-hydraulic actuator (Model MHBA-16), a breakaway system, 7-Way trailer connector, 7-Pole junction box, 6' Split wire loom, 4 mounting pads & mounting and wiring hardware.
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  • What Are The Differences Between The HydraStar # HS381-9067 and HS481-8067?
    The HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator w/ Breakaway and 7-Way RV Harness # HS381-9067 is designed to work with an aftermarket electric over hydraulic brake controller. This kit will require you to wire in the components using the wire connectors that are included with the kit. I recommend using this kit if your trailer doesn't already have a 7-way trailer connection as you will get the junction box that allows you to wire up the trailer correctly. The HydraStar Vented Marine...
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  • Differences Between the HydraStar Hydraulic Actuators for Disc Brakes
    The HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator w/ Breakaway and 7-Way RV Harness item # HS381-9067 is designed to work with an aftermarket electric over hydraulic brake controller. The HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - OEM item # HS481-8067 will allow you to use a OEM brake controller to operate the trailer brakes. If your vehicle has an aftermarket brake controller you will want item # HS381-9067. If you have a vehicle that came from the...
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  • Can Marine Hydrastar Vented Actuator be Used on Equipment Trailer
    Yes, the Hydrastar Vented Marine EOH Actuator kit part # HS481-8067 can be used on an equipment trailer that has 2 10k Dexter axles. While the actuator has features that allow it to work on boat trailers it would still function just as well on a non-boat trailer.
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  • Recommended Replacements for Tie Down Engineering Model 20 Actuator
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  • Is Additional Components Needed with HydraStar Kit When Used with Two Vehicles
    All of the components of the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067 that you referenced install on the trailer side of the towing setup so you wouldn't need anything different from the kit for using it with two different vehicles. You would need a brake controller installed in the vehicles that is compatible with electric over hydraulic brake systems like this like the P3 part # 90195.
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  • Correct HydraStar Kit to Convert From Surge Brakes to Electric Over Hydraulic
    The correct kit to upgrade your brakes is the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - OEM - 1,600 psi # HS481-8067. This kit comes with the actuator, wiring harness, and breakaway that you will need in order to convert to EOH. It also includes the # HBA-CAM so you will be able to use the factory brake controller on your 2016 Ford F-150. I have attached a review video along with a helpful article on adding electric over hydraulic brakes for your reference.
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  • Recommendation Converting Trailer from Surge to Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
    We recommend the HydraStar kits as they are the most reliable and quickest reacting like the Hydrastar kit part # HS481-8067 which comes with everything needed to convert your trailer to work with electric over hydraulic brakes. Your integrated 2005 Ford F-350 brake controller is compatible with it.
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  • Parts Needed to Convert Surge Disc Brake EZ Loader Trailer to Electric Over Hydraulic
    If you wanted to drill holes in the Demco Coupler # DM13203-95 to make it easier to attach to your trailer frame you certainly could. Just be mindful where you drill the holes and don't turn it into swiss cheese. When it's time to pick out an electric over hydraulic kit I would highly recommend the Hydrastar actuators as they are the most reliable and among the quickest reacting. For a kit that comes with everything for your trailer you would want the # HS481-8067.
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  • Recommended Hydraulic Actuator for a 2018 Ford F-150 w/ OEM Brake Controller
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  • 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Factory Brake Controller Compatibility With Hydrastar EOH Brake Actuator
    To use the integrated brake controller on your 2020 GMC 1500 with the Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HBA16 you will need the Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Adapter Module # HBA-CAM. The Hydrastar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067 uses weathertight connectors for the actuator, HBA-CAM, breakaway and 7-way so there is less wiring required when installed on the trailer.
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  • Recommended Flexible Brake Hose Extension
    Welcome back! Yes, we do have brake line extensions that will work with your Hydrastar Hydraulic Actuator item # HS481-8067. There are a couple of different lengths depending on how long of an extension you need. Both of them have a male and female end. I have listed them below. 12" - Demco Flexible Brake Hose item # DM02032 18" - Demco Hydraulic Brake Hose with Fittings item # DM05982
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