Originally Posted by CraigClan
We are towing our 2016 Chevy Equinox with a Blue Ox and the Patriot braking system. The Patriot itself is fully charged and ready to go. The problem is we get a prompt when turning on the Patriot braking system that the battery in the automobile is too low to support the braking system functions.
The battery in the car is fine. The fuse is pulled when we tow, the key is in accessory mode, the auto is in neutral, and the emergency break-away function of the Patriot appears to be operational. It is the supplemental braking that is not operational because the car battery won't support the functions.
What are we overlooking?! Any suggestions?
When you pull the fuse does that cut the power to the cigarette lighter outlet?
From the Installation Manual:
7. Plug in the power cord into a constant 12 volt power source.
The indicator light will glow.
Note: If constant 12V source is not used the brake could
experience a low battery error