What is AL-KO iQ7?

The AL-KO iQ7 is the latest in power assisted braking, designed to significantly improve stopping performance and safety for trailers with hydraulic brakes – especially large boat trailers.

It allows immediate brake application the instant it is required. And iQ7 includes in-built breakaway technology to stop your trailer if it becomes detached from the tow vehicle. No other parts are required.

In addition AL-KO iQ7 enables you to meet the legal requirement that all trailers with a loaded weight exceeding two tonnes (2.5 tonnes in New Zealand) must incorporate independent brake application.
Until recently the most popular solution was to fit a vacuum or compressed air system to the tow vehicle, but not only is this very expensive it often also means that the warranty of the tow vehicle is voided.

Fitting the AL-KO iQ7 system allows the legal use of hydraulic disc brakes for towed vehicles and trailers over 2 tonne in Australia and 2.5 tonne in New Zealand, and also provides superior stopping performance.

The bottom line is you’ll enjoy superior safety and peace of mind while knowing AL-KO iQ7 has been designed and manufactured in Australia for Australia and New Zealand conditions, backed by AL-KO’s global expertise in towing safety.

There are 2 models available – the iQ7 and the iQ7 XTREME

Q7 can be used with your existing approved motion sensing brake controller fo rconvenience and cost savings while iQ7 XTREME has additional features for ultimate safety and performance (XTREME controller, mouse and pedal).

iQ7 and iQ7 XTREME actuator features

  • Compressed air chamber for unparalleled stopping performance
  • Breakaway technology incorporated – activates trailer brakes if it becomes separated from the tow vehicle

Brake Pedal Pad (iQ7 XTREME)

  • Smoother proportional braking
  • Faster response time
  • Greater control in an emergency

XTREME Electronic Control Unit

Detects & informs driver of:

  • lack of air prssure or air leakage
  • inadequate power feed
  • excessive duty cycle
  • trailer disconnection

XTREME Controller Mouse

  • Panic button for independent braking of the trailer in emergency situations
  • Gain control lever for instant adjustment of braking characteristics

The iQ7 difference

Only AL-KO iQ7 stores compressed air within a pressure chamber, allowing immediate brake application the instant it is required.

When an emergency braking situation occurs, the common downfall of some earlier electro-hydraulic brake actuators in receiving a signal from the controller and the time taken for the electric drive motor to pump enough fluid to activate the master cylinder.

AL-KO has addressed this by utilising a compressed air reservoir to provide instant activation of the hydraulic master cylinder. This has resulted in an unparalleled response time.

AL-KO iQ7 has been equipped with the latest superior computer processor circuit technology for maximum reliability.
AL-KO has also completed over 220000 cycle tests on iQ7. This level of testing simulates the equivalent of setting off on about 42 average trips per year over 10 years, without iQ7 experiencing any problems, re-enforcing the quality and reliability of the technology.