dual axle brake wiring?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by patpls, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. patpls

    patpls LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 80

    Hi Guys, rewiring a dual axle dump trailer and wanted to know if there is a best way to wire the electric brakes. Is the daisy chain method good or bad? Should I branch from the hot wire before the first magnet or not. I did do a search and still wasn't sure.
  2. ranger350

    ranger350 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    doesnt really matter, just as long as the feed wire is sufficent
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Right, use 12ga. wire from the plug back. And shrink tube your connections.

    I was having problems with mine and made all 4 brakes into a loop with the wire so I could be 100% sure that all 4 were getting adequete power, and the same amount of power, at all times. However it didn't help much as it was more of a problem with the magnets in the drums not making good contact because of how they wear. I replaced the brakes and didn't replace the hubs. Takes a while for the magnets to seat good into the scoring inside the drums from the old magnets. If there's too much, or too deep of grooves on the magnet mating surface in the drums you have to replace the drums. Yeah it's a bum deal... Brake shop told me they can't mill the surface smooth where the magnets ride. I hate electric brakes...

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