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Electric brake controller

The idea for his invention came to him as a result of repeated comments by people around him who always had a brake problem when pulling a trailer, tent trailer or a trailer. His device is designed to generate an electrical current to one or more coils of electric brakes (on any type of trailer, trailer, and tent trailer) in proportion to the pushing of the 'trailer' 'on the vehicle in the train when braking the '' vehicle ''. This unit is installed between the 'trailer' 'and' ‘vehicle’ behind. In the mechanical part is an oval hole allowing a sliding during braking? The working principle of this device is to detect the compression of a '' material '' flexible (rubber, urethane, spring ...) by the inertia of the 'trailer' 'applied to' vehicle '' when braking the latter. Upon compression of the '' material '' flexible, axis transmits the movement to a perforated plate that clogs (in proportion to the compression), optocouplers (Consisting of an LED and a phototransistor). When obstruction of the optocouplers, the latter transmits electrical signals to a programmable microcontroller. This microcontroller generates a variable square wave (PWM), (as programmed) to a power transistor. This power transistor transmits the current to the coils which actuate the brake mechanism '' trailer ''. An electrical brake signal from said vehicle allows the system to function. By an electronic circuit with a specific frequency, it is possible to manually operate the system. Several working prototypes are already manufactured and Eric expects a fairly slow market penetration, given the current economic context and complexity of the product.