Alko iQ7 electric over hydraulic brake actuator unit
The Alko 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. No other parts are required.
Meet Your Legal Requirements
In addition, Alko 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 a 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 Alko iQ7 system allows the legal use of hydraulic disc brakes for towed vehicles and trailers over 2 tonnes in Australia and 2.5 tonnes in New Zealand, and also provides superior stopping performance. The bottom line is you’ll enjoy superior safety and peace of mind while knowing Alko iQ7 has been designed and manufactured in Australia for Australian conditions, backed by Alko’s global expertise in towing safety.
The IQ7 Difference
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.
Alko 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 Alko iQ7 stores compressed air within a pressure chamber, allowing immediate brake application the instant it is required.
The Ultimate In Reliability
Alko iQ7 has been equipped with the latest superior computer processor circuit technology for maximum reliability. Alko 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 reinforces the quality and reliability of the technology. To complete the offer of complete peace of mind.