Brake controller and observation camera

Discussion in 'Road Safety Systems' started by mpotapa, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. mpotapa

    mpotapa Member

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    i currently have a Tekonsha Prodigy wireless brake controller. With my new camper I am getting a furrion observation camera. Both plug into the 12v cigarette lighter. I have two up in the front of my truck. Is there any issue using both these units at the same time?
     
  2. JPBar

    JPBar Well-Known Member

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    Would not think it would be.
     
  3. davido

    davido Active Member

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    This sounds strange. Your brake controller plugs into the cig lighter? How does it know when the brakes are being applied?
     
  4. megcabra

    megcabra Active Member

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    You have to check it out, it really is a great new product! To me it is worth it just not to have to wire in a traditional controller in a TV you may only have for another year or so. Then go though the process all over again with a new TV.

    https://www.etrailer.com/Brake-Controller/Tekonsha/90250.html
     
  5. mpotapa

    mpotapa Member

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    I lease my vehicles so this saves me from having to install a break controller in a new truck every couple years.
     
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  6. Sneezer

    Sneezer Well-Known Member

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    Check the amp draw. Are both outlets off the same fuse? As long a they don't overload the fuse and don't use the same frequency for transmitting then it should be fine.
     
  7. f5moab

    f5moab Retired from the Federal Government

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    The Tekonsha RF brake controller is NOT NEW. I used it on my 2013 Silverado and Hummer cause I didn't want to install a permanent one. It worked great and never had a problem with it.
    I'm assuming the hand unit pulls very little amperage so using both the camera and the hand unit on the accessory plug would be safe. If not it will simply blow a fuse.
     
  8. Sarahw

    Sarahw New Member

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    It's interesting but the system should plug into any std 12v and so they should work
     

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