ALKO IQ7 Electric /Hydraulic brake actuator
The AL-KO iQ7 is the latest in power assisted braking, designed to significantly improve stopping performance and safety for trailers with hydraulic brakes, especially large boat trailers. It allows immediate brake application the instant it is required. And iQ7 includes inbuilt breakaway technology to stop your trailer if it becomes detached from the tow vehicle.
Meet your legal requirements
In addition AL-KO iQ7 enables you to meet the legal requirement that all trailers with a loaded weight exceeding two tonnes (2.5 tonnes in New Zealand) must incorporate power assisted brake application. Until recently the most popular solution was to fit a vacuum or compressed air system to the tow vehicle, but not only is this very expensive it often also means that the warranty of the tow vehicle is voided. Fitting the AL-KO iQ7 system allows the legal use of hydraulic disc brakes for towed vehicles and trailers over 2 tonne in Australia and 2.5 tonne in New Zealand, and also provides superior stopping performance. The bottom line is you’ll enjoy superior safety and peace of mind while knowing AL-KO iQ7 has been designed and manufactured in Australia for Australian conditions, backed by AL-KO’s global expertise in towing safety.
When an emergency braking situation occurs, the common downfall of some earlier electro-hydraulic brake actuators was time-lag or delayed response time. This is due to the delay in receiving a signal from the controller and the time taken for the electric drive motor to pump enough fluid to activate the master cylinder.
AL-KO has addressed this, not only through its advanced XTREME electronic controller but, by utilising a compressed air reservoir to provide instant activation of the hydraulic master cylinder. This has resulted in an unparalleled response time. Only AL-KO iQ7 stores compressed air within a pressure chamber, allowing immediate brake application the instant it is required.
The ultimate in reliability
AL-KO iQ7 has been equipped with the latest superior computer processor circuit technology for maximum reliability. AL-KO has also completed over 220,000 cycle tests on iQ7. This level of testing simulates the equivalent of setting off on an average of 42 trips per year over 10 years, without iQ7 experiencing any problems. This re-enforces the quality and reliability of the technology. To complete the offer of complete peace of mind, AL-KO provides a market leading 3 year warranty (When installed by an Authorised AL-KO iQ7 Installer).
Electric over hydraulic actuator system including battery. The system is to allow an electric unit in the car to control the hydraulic trailer brakes. This system must be used for all trailers over 2000kg gross which have hydraulic brakes. Maximum is under 4.5 tonne. Anything 4.5 and over must be a full air system.
AL-KO iQ7 Approved Electronic Brake Controllers
Hayes Energiser III
Tekonsha Primus IQ
Tekonsha Prodigy P2
Tow Pro Elite
iQ7 used in conjunction with a Tekonsha P3 brake controller fulfills the requirements of providing visible warning of low operating pressure or break away by flashing a red ‘No Connection’ display from the front of the controller. This feature is required in some Australian states.