What Is AL-KO IQ7?

“AL-KO iQ7 - The latest in power assisted braking for large boat trailers

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 inbuilt breakaway technology to stop your trailer if it becomes detached from the tow vehicle. No other parts are required.

Meet your legal requirements

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 power assisted 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 Australian conditions, backed by AL-KO's global expertise in towing safety.

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The AL-KO iQ7 Difference

Other Systems Don't Come Close

When an emergency braking situation occurs, the common downfall of some earlier electro-hydraulic brake actuators was time-lag or delayed response time.

This is due to the delay 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, not only through its advanced XTREME electronic controller but, by utilising a compressed air reservoir to provide instant activation of the hydraulic master cylinder. This has resulted in an unparalleled response time.

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

The ultimate in reliability

AL-KO iQ7 has been equipped with the latest superior computer processor circuit technology for maximum reliability. AL-KO has also completed over 220,000 cycle tests on iQ7.

This level of testing simulates the equivalent of setting off on an average of 42 trips per year over 10 years, without iQ7 experiencing any problems. This re-enforces the quality and reliability of the technology. To complete the offer of complete peace of mind, AL-KO provides a market leading 3 year warranty (When installed by an Authorised AL-KO iQ7 Installer).

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The Al-KO iQ7 Range

There are two iQ7 models available. iQ7 and iQ7 XTREME.
iQ7 can be used with your existing brake controller while iQ7 XTREME has additional features for ultimate safety and performance (controller, mouse and pedal).

Maximum hydraulic pressure for IQ7 is 6.9 Mpa (1000psi) and fluid displacement of 21cc. Check that the pressure available is adequate for the brakes being used and the number of brakes does not exceed the available fluid displacement. For braking requirements, please refer to Vehicle Standards Bulletin VSB1.

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About AL-KO

AL-KO is the market leader in caravan, motor home and trailer components in Australia and New Zealand including axles, brakes and suspension products.
In recent years AL-KO has evolved into offering high tech electronic products, with a particular focus on towing safety.
AL-KO's Australian head office and main manufacturing facility is located in Melbourne, with further factories and offices in Sydney and Brisbane. The AL-KO group was founded in Germany in 1931 and has grown to more than 3,800 employees worldwide, with more than 40 companies in Europe, USA, Australia, Africa and China.