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Old 10-15-2016, 08:43 AM   #1
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Electric brake voltage

On average how much voltage should be going to brakes when applied . I had about just over 6 volts and they seemed to stick when released causing a chattering when starting off.

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The amount of voltage is totally dependent on how much gain you have dialed in on the controller. Chatter is caused by something else, weak return springs, shoes adjusted too tight, whatever. There will be zero volts going to the magnets when the brake pedal is released.
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Some of the newer trucks with an IBC don't send full voltage until a certain speed is reached.
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Brakes were replaced last year with self adjusting brakes. I did have one return spring break and had to replace it.
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Depends on the load and a couple of other things. I have a prodigy 3, and 10 volts is the max I usually run at for a 10,000lb 5er. Rarely see the brake controller sending more than 4.5 volts during a normal stop.

I set the max voltage just under what it takes to lock the wheels up on pavement and the brake controller sends the voltage it figures by the deceleration it picks up when you apply the tow vehicle brakes.
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The amount of voltage is totally dependent on how much gain you have dialed in on the controller. Chatter is caused by something else, weak return springs, shoes adjusted too tight, whatever. There will be zero volts going to the magnets when the brake pedal is released.
Agree here !!!! You have another problem I'd look into soon... Sure don't want those brakes dragging... They get hot quick !!!
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