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Old 11-03-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Angry Directlink brake controller

has anyone heard of this brake controller i was looking online for maxbrake and came across this one directlink
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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Maxbrake would have been great, but I guess they are out of business. The Direclink sounds like a good idea although I don't know where that unit gets the input to determine how much current is to be applied to the trailer brakes. The BrakeSmart and Maxbrake used a sensor in the brake fluid line so that the brakes were applied in direct proportion to the drivers foot pressure. If the Direclink just measures deceleration, then it probably is no better than the other junk out there.
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DirecLink Brake Controller

It links to the OBD II port which is basically your vehicles computer system. I do not know what they are monitoring via this port.

So sad to see Max Brake go away. I had one in my 2002 F350 and it worked great.

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This looks very interesting.

And they use the bod port to moniter tranny temps and voltage and a few other things.

But how well it all work would be great to see.

If I did not already have my scangauge and P3 brake controller I would like to have tryed it out.
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DirecLink Brake Controller It links to the OBD II port which is basically your vehicles computer system. I do not know what they are monitoring via this port. So sad to see Max Brake go away. I had one in my 2002 F350 and it worked great. Ken
If I was to ever sell my Kenworth, I would remove my Maxbrake. It's the only piece of equipment in it that I can't replace.
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