In Cab Brake Controllers compatible with HydraStar

To find a compatible in cab brake controller for your Hydrastar you need to first know which model you have.

Working out the HydraStar model

Look at the serial number and your series (eg 1000psi, 1200psi, 1600psi) located on the HydraStar label unit to establish if it is a Generation 7 unit or earlier model.

Serial numbers for the Generation 7 model are as follows:

  • HBA 10 (1000psi) Series - #313800 and up
  • HBA 12 (1200psi) Series - #705700 and up
  • HBA 16 (1600psi) Series - #506100 and up

Serial numbers which are lower than these numbers are for earlier models of Hydrastar units.

Once you work out which model you have refer to the 2 different compatibility lists:

Brake Controller Compatibility List for use with HydraStar Generation 7 Units only

Manufacturer
Model Compatible Not Compatible
Drawtite 5500 Activator II Tick  
Drawtite 5510 Activator III Tick  
Ford Motor Co 2005-2006 TowCommand Tick*  
Ford Motor Co 2007-2008 TowCommand   Tick
Ford Motor Co 2009-2011 TowCommand Tick  
General Motors Integrated Controller   Tick
Hayes 81741B Energize III Tick e  
Hayes Energize XPC Tick e  
Hayes 81770 Endeavour Tick e  
Hayes 81792K G2 Tick e  
Hayes 81760 Engage Tick  
Hayes 81725 Syncronizer Tick  
Hayman Reese Guardian Tick  
Hayman Reese 5900 Guardian IQ   Tick
Hayman Reese 5300 Electric Tick  
Redarc EB    Tick
Redneck TA900 Redline Tick  
Redneck TA900A Redline   Tick
Redneck TA1000 Redline   Tick
Redneck TA1100   Tick
Redneck TA1200   Tick
Tekonsha AccuTrac   Tick
Tekonsha Pilot   Tick
Tekonsha 90155 Primus Tick  
Tekonsha 90160 Primus IQ   Tick
Tekonsha 90185 Prodigy Tick  
Tekonsha 90885 Prodigy P2 Tick  
Tekonsha 90195 P3 Tick  
Tekonsha 9030 Voyager Tick  
Tekonsha Voyager XP Tick  
Tekonsha Envoy Tick  

The above table is for the Generation 7 series of the HydraStar. For earlier models, such as Gen 5 & 6, you will require a HBA-CAM adapter for the Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller to be compatible.

*Under laboratory testing it was possible to make the 2005 Ford TowCommand produce error codes with a gain setting of 2 or less, and rapidly cycling the manual brake apply switch for one minute or more. It is important to note that this is inconceivable that this condition would occur during normal vehicle and brake operation.

eNo error indication is provided on the brake controller display in the event that the signal wire from the in cab controller becomes disconnected from the HydraStar unit.

Some controller manufacturers state that their products are intended to be used only with electric brake systems. Using their controllers with the HydraStar may cause the controller warranty to be null nd void. The above controllers were tested with the HydraStar and found to be compatible where indicated.

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Brake Controller Compatibility List for use with earlier models of HydraStar (Gen 5 & 6)

Manufacturer
Model Compatible Not Compatible
Dexter Predator Tick  
Drawtite Activator II Tick  
Drawtite Activator III Tick  
Ford Motor Co 2005 TBC   Tick
General Motors Integrated Controller   Tick
Hayes Energize III Tick e  
Hayes Energize XPC Tick e  
Hayes Genesis (set on Hydraulic mode) Tick e  
Jordan Ultima   Tick
Tekonsha AccuTrac   Tick
Tekonsha P3 (set on Electric/Hydraulic mode) Tick  
Tekonsha Pilot   Tick
Tekonsha Primus Tick  
Tekonsha Prodigy   Tick
Tekonsha Voyager Tick  
Tekonsha Sentinel   Tick
Tekonsha Envoy Tick  

The above table is for earlier models of HydraStar (Gen 5 & 6). You can still use the Tekonsha Prodigy as long as a HBA-CAM adapter is fitted.

*The original equipment in-dash controler installed in 2005 Ford-250 and F350 is not compatible with the HydraStar brake actuators.

eNo error indication is provided on the brake controller display in the event that the signal wire from the in cab controller becomes disconnected from the HydraStar unit.

Some controller manufacturers state that their products are intended to be used only with electric brake systems. Using their controllers with the HydraStar may cause the controller warranty to be null nd void. The above controllers were tested with the HydraStar and found to be compatible where indicated.

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HBA-CAM
Using Tekonsha Prodigy with HydraStar Gen 5 or 6

You can still have this set up by wiring a HBA-CAM to your earlier model Hydrastar.

More information on the HBA-CAM.



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