The Camec Remote Battery Monitor is used in conjunction with the Camec Breakaway System, it delivers a Visual and Audible warning to the driver if the battery charge in the Camec Breakaway System falls to sucha level that if the system is engaged it is incapable of maintaining brake actuation for at least 15 minutes.
(March 2020) The CAMEC Breakaway Unit (PN 040119) is a safety device, designed only to be activated in case of emergency, where the caravan / trailer becomes inadvertently detached from the vehicle.
DO NOT activate the device deliberately by pulling the pin out to act as an electronic break. Doing so can drain the battery meaning it may not work when needed.
During normal use, the charging switch MUST be in the Off position. This will prevent the unit from being over charged and disconnect the unit from the Caravan’s main battery and the car’s alternator. This prevents over charging and prevents the brakes from being applied for an excessive amount of time.
Overcharging or applying the brakes for an excessive amount of time, by means of connecting the unit to an external power source such as the caravans’ battery, can cause heat build up, which may result in a fire.
Before each trip, test the unit by pressing the green test switch. If the red recharge light, illuminates, the charge switch should be changed to Battery Charger or Car Alternator. Make sure to the turn the Charging switch back to Off after no more than 5 hours, to prevent over charging.
(2019) It has come to Camec's attention that a small number of breakaway units (part number 040119) from the December 2018 batch, contained an incorrect label that referenced wiring colours, not present on the unit. For this reason,it is not possible to wire up the unit, as per the incorrect label. All breakaway units come with installation instructions, which show the correct way to wire up the unit and make reference to the correct wiring colours. If you bought a newcaravan or breakaway unit during or after December 2018, please check to see if you have the correct label. If you have the incorrect label (or any questions about this), please contact Camec and a new label will be sent to you free of charge.T
The CAMEC Breakaway Unit (PN 040119) is a safety device, designed only to be activated in case of emergency, where the caravan / trailer becomes inadvertently detached from the vehicle.