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Old 09-08-2016, 07:08 PM   #1
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emergency brake plug

hi, I accidentally unplugged my emergency plunger while setting up. I didn't address reinstalling it for several hours. Am I in for any issues?
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:12 PM   #2
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Don't think so

The most it would do is drain your battery because it was applying power to the brakes all the time.
So long as you were not "dragging" the trailer with it out, shouldn't cause you any problems.
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:35 PM   #3
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I would make sure you check your brakes. You can over heat the magnet if you apply full voltages for an extended time.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:22 PM   #4
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Check the brakes before the next trip. If they were on full for several hours the magnets could have gotten hot.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:36 PM   #5
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I knew a fellow who would pull it when he parked. He thought it would lock the brakes and steady the trailer. Hard on the battery but never seemed to affect the brakes............oh..and for those that think this might have some merit, that doesn't lock the brakes until the trailer moves. :-)
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:44 PM   #6
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thanks for the info..hooking up in am ..will let you know
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:16 PM   #7
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safely home, brakes are fine
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:39 PM   #8
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If you would research as to how electric brakes work you will find that IF, a rare chance, but IF somehow the magnet of the drum stopped exactly over the solenoid of the braking system then you could have 1) drained your battery(s) quick, 2) burnt up the electric solenoid as it was aligned with the magnet of the drum, or 3) the magnet of the drum got very hot as it exchanged those magical little electrical thingy that happen between electric solenoids and magnets when they are aligned. After several hours and not hot tar smell nor smoke coming from the wheels I would say you will be alright. Test your brake controller and brakes before leaving on another trip.
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