CURT Echo® Brake Controllers — Fully Control Trailer Brakes Through Your Smartphone
The Echo brake controller is a Bluetooth® based system intended for a wide variety of vehicles and towing scenarios and features valuable technology that enables you to control your trailer brakes through your smartphone. The lineup of Echo brake controller products offers unique models that feature differing designs to cater to different requirements. The mobile, under-dash and in-line brake controllers can be mounted in different locations according to your preferences and allow you to manage your brakes wirelessly and easily.
The Echo brake controller system is designed specifically for modern towing and is fully accessible through the OneControl Auto app on your smartphone. Quickly and easily customize your trailer brake settings via the dedicated mobile application that supports both Android and Apple smartphones. With Echo, there's no need for additional brake controller knobs or buttons inside the vehicle, as everything can be controlled via the mobile app. Simply download the OneControl Auto app and you can adjust brake output, brake sensitivity and even apply the brakes manually as needed.
An Innovative & Wireless Bluetooth® Brake Control System Made for Modern Towing
Echo brake control devices are equipped with Bluetooth® technology, enabling direct connection between your smartphone and the brake controller. This feature allows you to make real-time adjustments to settings while on the move.
Compatible with both Apple or Android phones, the custom designed OneControl Auto app empowers you to manage settings such as brake maximum output and brake sensitivity and also manually activate trailer brakes. Additionally, you can save your preferred towing profiles for future use.
Operates 2-8 Trailer Brakes (1-4 Axles)
Echo enables you to effortlessly manage braking for up to four axles or eight independent trailer brakes wirelessly. With this feature, you can maintain a smooth and controlled braking experience while towing your trailers.
Echo Features Three Distinct Brake Controller Styles, Each Made for Differing Preferences & Needs
The portable and plug-and-play design of Echo Mobile makes it an ideal solution for use across multiple vehicles. It can be quickly and effortlessly inserted into the standard 7-way RV blade socket at the rear of your vehicle, enabling you to control up to two axles or four trailer brakes with ease. Additionally, its friendly size makes it easy to store when not in use.
An excellent choice for mounting inside the cabin of your truck, Echo under-dash stowes away from outdoor elements. It tucks neatly under the dash and utilizes a quick plug harness that is specific to your vehicle and is capable of controlling up to four axles or eight trailer brakes without requiring the standard 7-way RV blade towing socket.
Designed to be permanently mounted under the rear of your vehicle, Echo in-line has the capability to control up to four axles or eight trailer brakes. It can be easily installed by plugging it in-line into the existing 7-way RV blade wiring harness and once installed, it is concealed from view.
CURT Echo Mobile — An Easily Portable Brake Controller Perfect for Use with Several Vehicles
The Echo Mobile trailer brake controller is an ideal solution for on-the-go towing, particularly when using multiple vehicles. Its portable design ensures quick and effortless setup by simply plugging it into the 7-way RV blade socket at the rear of your truck, while also allowing for easy transfer between vehicles or storage when not in use.
Echo Mobile seamlessly connects to your smartphone through Bluetooth® technology and is supported by a custom designed app for both Apple and Android phones. The device is weather-resistant and can withstand outdoor elements, making it a durable and reliable option for brake control.
Featuring triple-axis, motion-sensing accelerometer that delivers smooth and precise braking, Echo and can be mounted without any tools, making it the most user-friendly brake controller available.
Overall, the CURT Echo Mobile brake controller is an excellent choice due to its portability, compatibility with multiple vehicles, ease of use and compact storage.
Echo Under-dash — A Interior-Mounted Brake Controller, Hidden from the Elements
The Echo under-dash trailer brake controller is an excellent option for everyday towing, as it can be discreetly mounted under the dashboard inside your truck's interior. Unlike other brake controllers, it does not require the use of the 7-way RV blade socket and instead relies on a vehicle-specific quick plug harness that is directly wired into your truck's factory wiring harness.
Installation of the under-dash brake controller requires wiring and basic hand tools, along with the wiring kit and the vehicle-specific plug harness. It can also be mounted with an optional bracket. Once installed, the under-dash brake controller is safely stowed away from external elements, ensuring its longevity.
In addition to its practicality, the Echo under-dash brake controller also features a triple-axis, motion-sensing accelerometer that guarantees smooth and precise braking. It wirelessly connects to your smartphone through Bluetooth®, allowing you to customize and control brake settings through both Apple and Android phones.
For those seeking a dependable brake controller that can be stored securely within their vehicle, the under-dash Echo brake controller is an excellent choice for regular towing.
Echo In-line — A Brake Controller That's Permanently Mounted Under the Rear of the Tow Vehicle
If you're looking for a brake controller that is both practical and discreet, the Echo in-line brake controller is a great option for everyday towing. It can be easily mounted under the rear of your tow vehicle and requires minimal wiring since it plugs in-line into the standard 7-way RV blade socket. However, it is recommended that you have it professionally installed to ensure proper setup.
To install the Echo in-line, you'll need to have the 7-way RV blade socket harness installed first. Once that's done, the in-line brake controller can be mounted permanently underneath the vehicle where it's hidden from view. With its triple-axis, motion-sensing accelerometer, the in-line brake controller provides precise and smooth braking for your trailer.
The Echo in-line brake controller offers advanced connectivity features and reliable trailer braking. It connects wirelessly to your smartphone via Bluetooth® and comes with a customizable app for both Apple and Android phones, allowing you to easily control your trailer brakes.
The OneControl Auto App — Customize Your Towing Settings & Save towing Profiles
Save Multiple Towing Profiles
With the OneControl Auto app, there's no need to remember the settings for each trailer every time you tow. Instead, you can save brake settings to individual profiles, making it simple to switch between settings for different trailers. This custom designed app is compatible with both Android and iPhone devices.
Control Brakes from the Palm of Your Hand
Easily control brake output, brake sensitivity and manually engage trailer brakes with just a tap of a button. The Echo brake controller is a perfect fit for modern towing with its advanced features and compatibility with the custom-designed app.
Echo Manual Override Button
Easily control brake output, brake sensitivity and manually engage trailer brakes with just a tap of a button. The Echo brake controller is a perfect fit for modern towing with its advanced features and precise trailer brake controls.
What is a Wireless Brake Controller? What is a Bluetooth® Brake Controller?
A wireless brake controller is a brake controller that doesn’t require a traditional wiring connection to the vehicle for operation. The CURT Echo wireless brake controller eliminates the need for a separate splice-in or factory wiring installation.
A Bluetooth® brake controller is a brake controller that uses radio signals to connect to your smartphone, allowing it to become the interface for trailer brake operation. Bluetooth® eliminates the need for physical wires or cables to be connected from the brake controller to the phone.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Echo
1: What happens if my phone loses Bluetooth® connectivity or the battery dies?
Echo is a plug and play electric brake controller that retains the last saved setting even if the Bluetooth® connection is lost or the phone dies. In case of disconnection, the manual override function will be lost, but the brake controller itself will continue to function safely.
2: How does Echo detect when to apply the brakes?
When the vehicle's brake pedal is pressed and its triple-axis motion sensing accelerometer senses stopping motion, the Echo applies the trailer brakes.
3: If I have an existing brake controller, do I need to remove it to upgrade to Echo?
No, if your vehicle already has a functioning 12V 7-way RV blade socket, Echo can override an existing trailer brake controller without requiring removal.
4: What is the Bluetooth® signal range for Echo?
The Echo wireless brake controller is designed to provide Bluetooth® connectivity up to 50 ft. without obstruction, but this may also be limited by the Bluetooth® signal strength of your phone.
5: Will my phone screen stay on while using the OneControl Auto app?
Yes, the app will prevent the phone screen from going into sleep mode. However, if you turn off the screen, you will lose the manual override function mentioned in question 1.
6: Is my Echo brake controller vulnerable to Bluetooth® hacking?
No, you can only connect to the Echo unit using the Smart Control app and by entering the pin stored under the cap or in the installation instructions.
7: Is the OneControl Auto app compatible with any smartphone?
The CURT Echo mobile trailer brake controller Smart Control app is compatible with Apple IOS 5 or higher and Android OS 4.3 or higher.
8: Does Echo work with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay?
No, the CURT Echo brake controller is not compatible with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, but it will not interfere with these features.