Hopkins Engager Break-Away Kit with LED Charge Indicator, (20400)

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  • Built-in LED Battery Meter Verifies Battery Charge
  • Built-in battery charger charges battery while connected with the tow vehicle (shuts off when battery is completely charged)
  • 1-2 axle capacity
  • Complete system includes:
    • Battery Box w/ Built-in LED Battery Meter
    • Battery
    • Charger
    • 7 inch Break-Away Switch, and Hardware
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Product Description:

Hopkins Engager Break-Away Kit with LED Charge Indicator, (20400)

This breakaway system comes is designed to bring a trailer safely to a stop by activating its electric brakes should it become disconnected while being towed. Push-button tester lets you know if the rechargeable battery is fully charged.

  • Activates trailer brakes upon separation from the tow vehicle
  • Built-in LED battery meter verifies battery charge
  • Built-in battery charger charges battery while connected with the tow vehicle (shuts off when battery is completely charged)
  • Complete system includes:
    • Box
    • Battery
    • Charger
    • 7 inch break away switch, and hardware
  • 1-2 axle capacity
  • Uses a 5-amp hour battery
  • Test button with LED lights clearly displays battery status
    • Green = charged
    • Yellow = charging
    • Red = low battery
  • Break away system exceeds D.O.T. regulation 393.43 (d)
  • Installation Details 


Manufacturer ‎Hopkins Manufacturing
Manufacturer Part Number ‎  20400

Engager Break Away Kit is a paramount piece of safety equipment for all trailer owners. Should you have any queries about this component, feel free to reach us at 717-262-6383, and our seasoned team will be more than happy to assist you.

The Engager Break Away Kit is expertly designed by Hopkins Manufacturing, boasting a part number of 20400. It ensures that your trailer is brought to a safe stop if it becomes disconnected while being towed. Through the activation of the trailer’s electric brakes, it significantly mitigates the potential risk of accidents or damage.

The Engager Break Away Kit Features

The kit’s versatility shines through its 1-2 axle capacity, making it adaptable to various trailer sizes. It utilizes a robust 5-amp hour battery, promising reliable functionality throughout your journeys. Furthermore, it exceeds D.O.T. regulation 393.43 (d), affirming its commitment to optimal safety standards.

Remarkable Built-In Features

The sophisticated built-in LED battery meter is an outstanding attribute of this kit. It provides real-time verification of the battery charge, ensuring you are always informed about the operational status of your trailer. The indicator illuminates green when the battery is charged, yellow while it is charging, and red for a low battery, offering an intuitive and user-friendly interface.

Additionally, the break away kit includes a built-in battery charger that charges the battery while connected with the tow vehicle. This automatic charging system shuts off when the battery is fully charged, preventing overcharging and prolonging the battery lifespan.

To reassure you of the battery’s readiness, a push-button tester is integrated into the system. The LED lights clearly display the battery status, leaving no room for guesswork and adding an extra layer of safety.

The Engager Break Away Kit is an indispensable tool for maintaining trailer safety. It provides you with peace of mind, knowing that if your trailer becomes disconnected, it will come to a safe stop. When you equip your trailer with Hopkins Manufacturing’s meticulously crafted safety kit, you’re choosing reliability, safety, and a higher standard of traveling experience. Don’t hesitate to contact us at 717-262-6383 if you require further information. Travel safe and with confidence!

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  1. TR
  2. LJ

    I popped this onto my trailer in no time. The instructions were super clear and I didn’t even need to crack it open to get it installed.

  3. HJ

    These battery status monitors are a pretty cool step up from your usual trailer setups. Unfortunately, the battery was so heavy it squashed the plastic “cradles” inside the battery box during delivery. I’d already put together custom box brackets and bolted it on before I noticed the damage, so sending it back was a bit of a hassle. If you end up in the same boat, you’ll have to stuff some foam or other padding in the box to stop the battery from knocking about for as long as you’re using it.

  4. WS

    Totally happy with this gadget. I easily fitted it onto my ’93 Big Tex 14′ double axle and it’s working like a dream. The LED monitor is definitely a cool feature – it shows the charging status really clearly.

  5. ST

    Quick shipment


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