Hydrastar XL<sup>®</sup>Take Control of your trailer brakes with Cargo’s Hydrastar XL® trailer brake actuators.

Don’t be worried about stopping your trailer.
Let a Cargo trailer brake actuator and communicator give you more stopping power.

  • Patented system “senses” the amount of braking effort required and provides for a smooth, safe stop. Communicator plugs into tow vehicle’s cigarette lighter, and normally needs no special wiring to control the trailer mounted actuator
  • Vastly superior to surge brakes…eliminates feel of being pushed by trailer downhill, and problems with backing a trailer uphill or downhill.
  • Ideal for rental fleets or shared trailers… need to change tow vehicles? Just move the communicator
  • Improves braking on trailers hauling boats, RV/campers, horses, cars, construction and farm equipment,
    and many other loads
  • Meets all DOT regulations and complies with CFR-393 federal braking requirements…surge brakes are illegal in many states

Specifications:

  • Microprocessor/accelerometer control
  • Six variable load control settings
  • Plug-in Cargo Brake Command Center remote control unit
  • 12 volt DC/17 amp-hour battery – Required
    Requires a battery and breakaway kit on trailer
  • Electrical connections –
    Requires splicing into the trailer’s left/right turn, running light, and ground wires.
  • Hydraulic brakes –
    for use with DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid systems
  • Output pressure –
    HBAC10 – 1000 psi
    HBAC12 – 1200 psi
    HBAC16 – 1600 psi
  • Trailer-mounted and self-contained
  • Built-in 3-amp battery charger automatically charges trailer battery
  • Breakaway System (included with HBA-EBA)
    automatically applies the trailer brakes and illuminates the trailer stoplights in the event the trailer and towing vehicle become separated. Required to comply with DOT regulations.
  • Dimensions –
    Hydrastar XL – 16.4″ long x 5.4″ wide x 7″ high
    Shipping weight: 18lbs
    Battery kit – 10″ long x 6″ wide x 8″ high
    Shipping weight: 17lbs

 

HydraStar® XL Model Numbers

HBAC10-CLR* 1000 psi HydraStar XL Hydraulic Brake Actuator/Controller with Plug-in Command Unit
(Recommended for drum brakes. Consult brake manufacturer for maximum pressures)
HBAC12-CLR* 1200 psi HydraStar XL Hydraulic Brake Actuator/Controller with Plug-in Command Unit
(Recommended for disc brakes. Consult brake manufacturer for maximum pressures)
HBAC16-CLR* 1600 psi HydraStar XL Hydraulic Brake Actuator/Controller with Plug-in Command Unit
(Recommended for Dexter, Kodiak, and other brands of disc brakes. Consult the brake manufacturer for maximum pressures)
HBA-EBA Electronic Breakaway Kit/17 Amp hour Battery Pack
CLR Cargo Plug-In Command Unit
Above units can be modified for use with 24 volt vehicle systems, contact Cargo for details.
* Requires HBA-EBA breakaway kit/battery pack

Superior to Surge Brakes

In addition to optimizing your trailer brake system for greater control and safety, HydraStar XL actuators solve many of the problems associated with traditional surge brake systems.

  • Meets all DOT regulations and complies with CFR-393 federal braking requirements, as opposed to surge brakes
  • Eliminates the feel of being “pushed” by the trailer (reducing the potential for jackknife)
  • Eliminates problems found when backing a trailer uphill or downhill with surge brakes
  • Eliminates brake drag common with surge brakes on a downhill grade