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Monday, 7 Apr 2014

Hayman Reese launches first wireless break-away monitor at Sydney Supershow

Charge read-out  All green is go
Charge read-out All green
is go

Hayman Reese launched the first wireless battery monitor designed to ensure the fail-safe operation of trailer break away batteries at the NSW Caravan and Camping Super Show on April 26 Jason Kieseker, Sales and Marketing Director at Hayman Reese’s parent company Cequent says. SmartCheckTM will also be available in New Zealand through Fully Equipped in Te Rapa.

Hayman Reese says the SmartCheckTM system provides visual and audible signals to the driver which show the battery powering the break away system is working correctly.

Break Away systems are designed to work alongside electric Brake Control units, and automatically apply the brakes on a caravan or trailer in the event it becomes unhitched from the towing vehicle.

Mandatory on all caravans and trailers in Australia with a gross trailer mass of over two tonnes, some states such as NSW also require a battery monitor unit (like SmartCheckTM) be installed to ensure that the battery powering the system never fails.

SmartCheck mounted at left
SmartCheck mounted at left

“SmartCheckTM is the first plug and play battery monitor available that does not require wiring from the battery to the display unit in the vehicle, making it extremely easy to install.

"As a legal requirement in some parts of Australia, SmartCheckTM is the ideal solution to monitor Break Away systems and other trailer or vehicle mounted batteries”, Jason Kieseker, Sales and Marketing Director at Hayman Reese’s parent company Cequent said. .

"As well as monitoring the battery on Break Away systems, SmartCheckTM can monitor up to three other batteries located on the vehicle, or on the caravan or trailer. These could include batteries powering fridges, freezers, and other appliances", he said.

SmartCheckTM works by wiring Battery Monitor Units to each battery it monitors (up to four). Once the Display Unit is connected to a 12 volt power supply and mounted near the driver, pressing the ‘Sync’ button on the Display Unit automatically ‘pairs’ each Battery Monitor Unit to the Display Unit.

The Display Unit shows up-to four lights; one for each battery it is monitoring. A Green light indicates that the battery has sufficient charge and is working correctly. An Amber or Red light indicates insufficient or no charge, and is usually accompanied by an audible alert prompting the driver to check the battery.


With a stylish, non-intrusive Display Unit, SmartCheckTM boasts a range of features including:

Wireless, plug and play connection.

Ability to monitor up to four batteries. The Display Unit will remember paired devices and automatically re-connect on future journeys.

Ability to quickly re-configure connections if the battery set-up has changed; such as when a different trailer or caravan is being towed.

Audible warnings if the voltage of a battery drops to an unsafe level.

Displays the status of the wireless connection between the Display Unit and the Battery Monitor Units.

Dashboard or Cigarette Socket mounting options for the Display Unit.

Hayman Reese will display SmartCheckTM on stand 297 at the NSW Caravan & Camping Super Show.

Editors Note: GSA has not had an opportunity to evaluate SmartCheckTM.

In  response to questions from GoSeers Hayman Reese says the installation does require some wiring, however, a professional fitting is not required for customers comfortable with installing it themselves. Full installation instructions are provided in the product box.

To clarify, only the battery monitor unit needs to be wired in (connected to the battery on the brake away unit). There is no wiring required on the vehicle.

Here is a NSW breakaway braking story from the GoSee Library of more than 1000 free Information Articles:

NSW firms up state breakaway caravan brake battery rego requirements

For more information
contact: Garth Morrison
Editor Go See Australia and Go See New Zealand Directory

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