Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller, 7-Way, Bluetooth Smartphone Connection #51180
- Wireless, portable design allows for easy transfer from one vehicle to another
- Bluetooth connection to control all brake settings from your smartphone
- Custom-designed app monitors brake activity and sends status updates
- Zero-tool, plug-and-play install between vehicle-trailer 7-way connectors
- Triple-axis, motion-sensing accelerometer for highly responsive, smooth stops
- Stores multiple vehicle-trailer profiles
- Multi-color LED indicates power, trailer detection and wireless connectivity
- Potted circuit board is sealed off from the elements for lasting durability
- Retention strap and locking tab help keep Echo firmly installed into 7-way
- Automatic calibration reduces setup requirements
- Downloadable app available for Apple iOS and Android OS
- Allows incoming calls to be received while app is running
- Compatible with low-volt, PWM, ABS, cruise control and electric over hydraulic
- Built-in reverse-polarity and short-circuit protection
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Assembled in USA
- If Bluetooth connection is lost, the brake controller will continue to function safely, using the most recently programmed settings.
- Warning: Avoid distracted driving. Only make adjustments when the vehicle is stationary.
- Not compatible, but will not interfere, with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
- Installation Time Exact0
- Side Application Type DescriptionNot Applicable
- Shipping Weight0.785
- Mount Type DescriptionNot Applicable
- Product Weight0.550
- Axles1 - 2
- Mount AnglesN/A
- DisplayPhone App
- FinishBLACK PLASTIC
- ActivationTri-axis inertia
- Level AdjustAuto
- WarrantyLimited Lifetime
The Echo® mobile trailer brake controller is truly a brake control for the modern age. It plugs into your vehicle and wirelessly connects to your smartphone, allowing you to control and monitor all trailer brake activity right from your own device. It comes with a customizable app for Apple or Android phones, a portable design to easily switch between vehicle-trailer combinations and a durable, weather-resistant construction.
Most things in this day and age can be accessed or controlled from a smartphone. With the Echo®, that includes your trailer brakes. Echo® is powered by a Bluetooth-enabled system that connects right to your smartphone. Your phone becomes the brake control monitoring unit in the cab of your vehicle. There is no need for extra modules, controls, buttons or knobs.
The Echo® mobile trailer brake controller has one of the easiest installations in the industry. It simply plugs into the standard 7-way RV blade socket at the rear of your vehicle and provides a socket to plug in the trailer harness. It Ts into the connection, going between the vehicle and trailer plugs, and it is completely non-invasive. It also features automatic calibration to help eliminate setup requirements.
The Echo® trailer brake controller comes with a custom-designed app that can be downloaded for iOS or Android OS phones. With this app, the wireless brake control is able to connect to your smartphone and display brake control settings and activity. It also sends you status updates and allows you to receive incoming calls while the app is running. Note: If Bluetooth connection is lost, the brake controller will continue to function safely, using the most recently programmed settings.
With its compact design and simple, plug-and-play installation, the Echo® is extremely portable. You can easily transfer it between vehicles and use it with multiple trailers, as long as the vehicle and trailer have a 7-way RV blade connector. The Echo® Smart Control app allows you to store multiple vehicle-trailer profiles, making ideal for commercial fleets.
Because the Echo® mobile trailer brake controller is made to be outside the vehicle, we engineered it for maximum weather resistance. It is constructed with a potted enclosure, meaning the inside of the unit is filled with an epoxy resin that seals off the internal components from moisture and the elements. This ensures long-lasting operation in spite of rain, snow, dirt, mud and more. The Echo® also has a retention strap and locking tab for connecting to the 7-way RV blade vehicle socket. The strap and tab help maintain a strong connection, keeping the unit firmly installed.
The Echo® mobile brake controller operates using a triple-axis motion-sensing accelerometer -- an integrated circuit that produces smooth, safe stops every time. It is compatible with two to four trailer brakes (one to two axles) and can be used with low-voltage or PWM wiring systems. Echo® is also compatible with cruise control and ABS brakes and has built-in reverse-polarity protection and short-circuit protection. It is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
Easy to install. App easy to use. Works great!
Everyone was skeptical when I asked about using this new wireless controller. I simply had no room in my cab for the traditional controller nor the time to seek a substitute location. So I purchased the ECHO MOBILE TRAILER BRAKE CONTROLLER, 7-WAY, BLUETOOTH SMARTPHONE CONNECTION #51180, drove 500 miles to pick up my new trailer, a Micro Mini Winnie 2018DS, and plugged it in. Well I can tell you that this unit worked flawlessly! Even going down the “Grapevine” on I 5 in CA it assisted in maintaining a comfortable speed. With several pre-programmed settings it’s easy to pick the right one and change when circumstances require more or less braking. Don’t worry about loosing the Bluetooth connection as your brakes will still work just fine. I made sure the coupling was secure with duct tape and had no issues. I am really happy and recommend you investigate this new “contraption”!
This works great but I am not confident I am not going to loose it. The button on the rubber strap has already disappeared. Other than that its been ok.
Great device easy to use and setup. The only complaint is there needs to be a better way to secure or keep it attached to the vehicle receptacle. I traveled 1450 miles and it worked great. When I stopped for gas after a few hours of driving I noticed it was gone while I was looking around the trailer and checking my load. I know the times I stopped before it was in place and working fine. The rubber strap to help keep it secure is to me not the best. I think there should be a better way and more secure way to hold it in place. I am not sure I will replace it with another ECHO controller. That’s a lot of money hanging out there by a rubber strap.
Easy to use and setup
We just got back from a camping trip. We were towing a 2021 Jayco Jay Feather Micro 166FBS with our 2021 Ford Ranger Lariat Tremor. We are totally satisfied with the product. The initial setup was extremely easy on our IPhone. We didn’t lose the Bluetooth connection once during our entire trip. You can customize the setup depending on the weight you’re towing. If your tow vehicle doesn’t come equipped with a factory installed brake controller (like our Ranger), then we highly recommend this product.
After purchasing the Curt Echo Electronic brake model 51180, I received superlative technical support. Not only is the product of the highest quality and easy to use, the echo staff is equally top notch.
Super-simple setup and operation via bluetooth wireless phone. Highly recommended.
Very happy with the product with the exception of the rubber strap used to fasten.
This product was a real life saver for us. We took a trip out west and needed a trailer brake controller fast. This hooked up so easily and the app is great. Love it!