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Prodigy P2 Brake Control

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CEQUENT PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 1
Automatically adjusts to the position of the tow vehicle on any terrain as you drive, with no manual leveling.
The Prodigy P2 electric brake controller supplies power to your tow vehicle's brakes proportionally. This means that your trailer brakes at the same time and with the same strength as your vehicle - even in reverse gear. So if you have to slam on your truck's brakes, the trailer's brakes respond instantly, too - there's no delay. Thus your vehicle's brakes aren't overworked from trying to stop the entire load, and they suffer less wear and tear. The P2 also cuts power to the trailer's brakes when your vehicle is stopped - extending the life of the magnets and brake shoes in the trailer's brake assemblies.

Aside from smoother, more efficient braking that results from proportional application of stopping power, the Prodigy P2 also has a boost feature that gives you more initial braking power for those times when you're towing heavier loads. That's when more braking power is needed to stop the trailer at the same time as the tow vehicle. The boost setting sends 13 or 25 percent more power (depending on which setting you choose) back to the trailer brakes, thus compensating for heavier loads. You can boost the power manually at the push of a button as well. The boost feature gets more power to the trailer brakes exactly when you need it most, and your fully loaded rig brakes smoothly and comfortably.

This brake controller levels automatically as you drive, so there's no problem using it on steep hills or when towing through the mountains. The self-leveling feature also makes the Prodigy easy to install: Simply mount it in your cab at any vertical angle (it has 360-degree rotation). It's easy to see the display and to access the pivoting manual override lever on the bottom of the unit.

The P2's continuous diagnostic check monitors your connection and magnet condition, so you can fix any problems before they land you on the side of the road. This newest version of Tekonsha's popular Prodigy brake controller has reverse battery protection to preserve the unit and accessory systems. And the power-save mode reduces battery drain when the controller isn't in use.

The included mounting pocket and pigtail wiring harness make your brake controller portable. Your unit slides out of the pocket mount for easy transfer of the brake controller to another vehicle. And one end of the pigtail harness hard-wires directly into your vehicle, while the other plugs into your P2. Just unplug the unit to move it to another car, truck or SUV for storage.

For even simpler brake controller installation, a make-and-model specific wiring adapter can be available (sold separately) for certain cars, trucks, and SUVs (see fitguide). One end of the custom brake-control adapter plugs into a pre-wired port under the dash, and the other end plugs into your controller - no hard-wiring required. An instructional DVD that is included with the brake controller's written instructions allows you to take full advantage of all the features.

Features:

  • Applies power to the trailer's brakes in proportion to vehicle's braking action
  • Brakes immediately instead of pausing like time-delayed brake controls
  • Works when you're in reverse gear so that you can back into tricky parking spots
  • Levels automatically?Self-adjusts to varying terrain
  • Eases installation and allows for more mounting options
  • Offers "boost" feature that adds more initial braking power when you're towing heavier trailers
  • Features a continuous diagnostic check
  • Monitors proper connection and magnet condition so that you can find problems before you hit the road
  • Furnishes protection for battery and brake-control functions
  • Reverse battery protection defends your brake controller and trailer breakaway systems from shorts
  • Power-saving mode reduces drain on the battery when vehicle is not in use - draws only 3.6 milliamps
  • Shows voltage delivery to trailer brakes on a blue digital LED display
  • Has a built-in, rotary manual override lever
  • Detaches for easy portability - brake controller unplugs from hard-wired pigtail wiring harness
  • Can reduce installation time with a plug-in, make-and-model specific, brake-control adapter (sold separately)
This item qualifies for Product Protection coverage! Protect Your Investment! Product Protection eliminates out-of-pocket expenses and protects against costly product repairs or replacement. We’ll cover 100% parts and labor for up to two years following the expiration of your manufacturer’s warranty. Warranty service is available at any Camping World SuperCenter.



Technical Specs


Tech Specs

Weight: 1.2 lbs.

Dimensions: 6" L x 8.5" W x 12.5" H

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Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty

Manufacturer: Cequent Performance Products

Mfg Part #: 90885

Tech Notes: Weight: 1.3 lbs



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Prodigy P2 Brake Control: Customer Reviews

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Reviewed by 22 customers

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Brake Control


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
March 31, 2014
After checking with trailer shops and identifying how much money they wanted to sell the control and the labor I decided to do it myself. It was so easy and I saved a lot of money. Don't waste your money, do it yourself.
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Big safety in a little box


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November 20, 2013
Original unit used on a Ford Ranger, towing a TrailManor 2720, 3300 bs, exceptional stopping under all conditions. I actually feel stops on wet and slippery surfaces are improved and safer than when not towing. Now have installed a like unit on an Explorer....same results - exceptional control for any size load at the turn of the dial.
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Works Greate


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April 15, 2013
I never used any other product. This one is working greate. I use it on my Expedition 2003 with Puma by Palamino 19', which is about 5000 lb. No problem so far. Works nice and smoothly.
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The best of the best


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April 07, 2013
I was looking for a controller that would work like air breaks and this comes very close to that idea. I like that it tells you if you are conneted with the trailer or not . The Prodigy P2 works very well, I really like it.
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Prodigy P2 brake control


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April 03, 2013
Very easy to install and works great
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Prodigy P2 Brake Controller


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 02, 2013
Easy to install and pretty easy to set up once installed. Good looks and seems to be very good quality. So far after installation it was easy to adjust to my truck and camper and breaks smoothly and the same each time.
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Good Brake Controller


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January 07, 2013
I bought this controller along with an adapter cable for my pickup. With the cable the installation was a snap - plug and play. The hardest part was finding a place to locate the controller. The controller works very well and provides smooth brake applications. Unfortunately the display is a bit too bright for driving at night. This kept it from getting 5 stars.
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what I think about this controller


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August 29, 2012
I had my mechanic put this on for me as soon as it was received and from that point on it has been working up to my satisfaction.When I need the extra braking to slow down it automatically stops me as needed.I recommend the use of this controller with any trailer and any load.
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Works great


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June 24, 2012
Easy to install and works great
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works as advertised


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April 18, 2012
easy to install . works as advertised . easy to use . i have never used a controller nor installed one . this unit was a breeze to install and made me very comfortable to use . unusual for any item purchased these days .
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Excellent product


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 16, 2012
Excellent price on an excellent product. The best reason to shop at camping world
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Excellent Purchase


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 08, 2012
I purchased the Prodigy 2 because of the 360* mounting option. It replaced an old Valley time delay brake. It installed in 10 minutes (wiring was already in place) and another 15 minutes to program. When I'm towing you don't even feel the trailer as you brake. There is none of the jerking motion like with the time delay models. Highly recommend!!!
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Excellent Controller


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March 19, 2012
Well, I was finally able to use this product and it has lived up to everything that I have read about it. Very smooth stopping. very user friendly. Install is a snap! After using this product I can hardly tell I was towing a 4,600 lb travel trailer. The service tech that assembled my hitch for me the day I picked up my trailer also adjusted the controller. Basically made sure that it was at the factory setting of 6.0. When I asked him if it was a good controller, he said yeah, it is. Top of the line! Its what I use in my own truck So when a service tech at an RV Dealer raves about it and uses the same controller. That's good enough for me!! I would definitely recommend this product! I know there are cheaper controllers out there and I almost bought one myself. But was urged not to scrimp on safety and the cost of my Truck as well as new trailer. the extra money is well worth the fact knowing that I have one of the best!
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Easy Install


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February 27, 2012
Just purchased this product along with a WD hitch. Ordering was painless. Both products arrived in 4 days. Install was a breeze after watching the how-to videos. I am by no means a mechanic but the total install was a breeze and time was approx 30 minutes. Could've been a lot sooner but we all know how much fun it is working under the dash can be when your trying to mount something. Product came with all hardware needed for install, including the connectors. I have yet to use the controller as im still waiting on the travel trailer i ordered. But if all reviews are truthful, (and they seem to be up to this point) I don't for see any issues. Would definitely reccomend this product.
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P2 Brake Control


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
October 20, 2011
The controller arrived promptly and was easy to install. It appears to work very well.
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Works as advertised


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October 18, 2011
I did a lot of online research, and felt that the Prodigy P2 had the features that would work with my 15,000 pound 5th wheel. Last weekend we took our first trip. After adjusting the maximum rate, when I put on the brakes, the trailer stopped. No jerking. No fuss. I released the brake, and started up without jerking. I tried a couple panic stops, and the truck/trailer stopped just about as fast as the truck would alone. I'm very impressed, and very satisfied.
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Time Will Tell


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October 17, 2011
I purchased the Prodigy P2 Brake Control to replace a control that, no matter what I did, would lock and release that brakes on my horse trailer. When I got my new camper, I got this brake controller and thought it would allow for jerk-free braking. I have not had it long enough to adjust the unit so that it does not jerk when braking. I do expect the problem will be resolved when next we use our camper and I have the time to adjust the control.
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Highly recommended!


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October 07, 2011
What an awesome controller! I installed it on a 2004 Honda Pilot for my cargo trailer. Installation was not easy because there was no factory connection under the dash - and one does not mess with Honda wiring unless one is exactly correct! But once I learned which wire was the brake light switch signal, and made a very careful penetration of the firewall (a real bugger to access!) for battery power (use a 30A breaker) and brake power all else was pretty simple. The braking action with this controller is light-years ahead of my other truck's controller - so proportional, smooth, and perfect that I had to check the mirror to make sure the trailer was still connected to the vehicle! This product is worth the extra money for sure. Get one, you won't be sorry.
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Electronic Brake Control


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
September 24, 2011
Easy to install (less than an hour). Set-up with trailer took about 15 minutes, but did get help with an experienced user. Product works very well,
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Outstanding


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
September 16, 2011
At the time I first started camping we bought a Wal-Mart brand. We just couldn't take all the snatching and jerking when breaking, even jerking to ease up at a red light (I did adjust them and it didn't help any). I bought the Prodigy and have been extremely satisfied! I pull a 28' travel trailer with a F150 4x4. Very smooth when breaking!! Highly recommend this product!
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Excellent product


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
February 15, 2011
Soooo much better than the other one I had. It was included in the trailer purchase and obviously bottom of the line. This Prodigy P2 product stops smooth with my Ford 150 towing a 28 foot travel trailer.
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Great Item


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November 08, 2010
I was towing a 31 5th wheel with an Activator II brake controller for 15 years, and just bought a new 35 travel trailer this spring. Weight is approximately the same (7600 lbs) This Prodigy does everything as advertised. Easy to adjust, exceptionally smooth braking, forward and reverse. Almost forget the trailer is back there. Well worth the money.
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Is this product/company made in the USA?
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i haul 2 different trailers at different times one is a 2-axle the other is a 3-axle will this unit work for both ?
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is there a power shut off switch on this controller?
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Does the prodigy p2 need to be level left to right?
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do you have a cable for a 2007 new style GM 1500 truck?
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