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DirecLink NE and ACT-1000 Kit (ACT-1000-DLNE)

Regular price $1,124.00 Sale

Kit containing a DL-200N DirecLink brake controller and an ActuLink ACT-1000 electric/hydraulic actuator for hydraulic drum brakes

Network Enhanced Version
Proportional Trailer Brake Controller

The DirecLink NE (DL-200NE) is the network enhanced version of the DirecLink. It is designed for use with Tuson RV Brakes' ActuLink Electric-Hydraulic Actuator and ABS system. The DirecLink product line is the most advanced proportional trailer brake controller and diagnostic tool. Plugs directly into your tow vehicle’s computer network, automatically configuring your tow vehicle and trailer’s brake system. The large color display allows you to monitor your trailer brake’s system status and provides warnings when system errors or failures have happened.

Patented Digital Data Network

DirecLink NE, when used in combination with the ActuLink actuator, automatically creates a digital, two-way data network over the existing wires of your tow vehicle and towable. DirecLink NE lets you monitor the status of your towable brake system like never before.

Data and System Integrity

DirecLink NE’s data network sends braking data in a digital format to the ActuLink actuator and this information is verified with each rapid exchange of data. The DirecLink NE also monitors electrical connection and sensor data integrity to ensure the driver knows the exact status of the towable braking system.

Peace Of Mind With Diagnostics

DirecLink NE automatically displays an alert on its color screen to warn you of any system faults or failures. DirecLink NE’s diagnostics assure you all is well or provides you with the information you need to resolve a problem.

Feature Highlights

  • For 1-6 Axle Trailer
  • Proportional Brake Control, Trailer Size Adjustable
  • The Most Extensive Towing Diagnostics Ever
  • Optimized when paired with the ActuLink Electric-Hydraulic Actuator and ABS system
  • Display in Clear Plain Language, incorporated in Large Color Display
  • Plug & Play, Humanized Design features make DirecLink easy to install and use
  • Automatically Configures to your Tow Vehicle
  • Automatically Configures to your Trailer Brake System

The Most Extensive Towing Diagnostics Ever Available

  • Trailer Connection
  • Tow Vehicle Battery Voltage
  • OBDII Network Connection Integrity
  • Brake Controller Ground Connection
  • Brake Controller Power Connection
  • Engine RPM
  • Blue Wire Current Output
  • Blue Wire Short
  • Blue Wire Voltage Output
  • Brake Switch Voltage
  • Low-Speed Brake Adjustment
  • Transmission Temperature (Ford & GM)
  • HD Truck Module Compatibility
  • Ground Connection to Trailer
  • Tow Vehicle-Towable Data Network Integrity
  • ActuLink Actuator Brake Fluid Level
  • ActuLink Actuator Temperature Level
  • ActuLink Actuator Over-Current Condition
  • ActuLink Actuator Low Voltage Condition
  • ActuLink Actuator Trailer Battery Volt Level Under Load
  • ActuLink Actuator Trailer Battery Amp Level Under Load
  • ActuLink ABS Module Connection Integrity
  • ActuLink ABS Sensor Integrity (4 Sensors)
  • ActuLink ABS Module Valve Integrity (8 Valves)
  • ActuLink ABS Tire Inflation Warnings (4 Tires)
  • ActuLink ABS Hydraulic System Pressure Monitor

DirecLink Brake Controller Works with:

1997 - Present
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Chrysler
2008 - Present
  • Nissan
  • Toyota
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Volkswagen
  • BMW
  • Land Rover
  • Porsche
    DL-100 is generally compatible with the following network protocols: 
    • CAN - SAE J1939
    • PWM - SAE J1850
    • VPW - SAE J1850
    When paired with the HD Truck Module (sold separately), the DL-100 and DL-200NE are compatible with most Heavy Duty Trucks:
    • Peterbilt
    • Freightliner
    • Kenworth
    • International
    • Volvo
    • and others
    Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator
    Drum Brake Model
    Generates 1,000 psi for use with drum brakes

    Tuson ActuLink electric-hydraulic brake actuator has many one of a kind features which place it in a new class of brake actuator. But the feature which makes it truly revolutionary is that it is networked with your tow vehicle so it has the ability to brake in a collaborative way. The DirecLink Network puts the ActuLink brake actuator well above and beyond the competition.

    Patented Digital Data Network

    When used in combination with the DirecLink NE brake controller, automatically creates a digital, two-way data network over the existing wires of your tow vehicle and towable. ActuLink and DirecLink NE let you monitor the status of your towable braking system like never before.

    When the Unexpected Happens

    No other electric-hydraulic actuator is designed to help you when the unexpected happens. When the electrical connections go bad or the brake fluid leaks out a broken fitting, ActuLink sends an immediate alert to the display of the DirecLink NE. With other actuators, you don’t know about the problem until the trailer brakes stop working

    One of a Kind ABS Capability

    No other electric-hydraulic actuator has anti-lock towable braking capability. This capability reduces emergency stopping distance and greatly improves the stability of the towable during braking, especially in wet conditions.

    Self Monitoring Diagnostics

    • ActuLink is controlled by a network computer that is linked to internal and external sensors which monitor key parameters.
    • It is the only network connected electric-hydraulic actuator so all these parameters can be checked from the driver’s seat with the DirecLink NE. And, if a problem arises, a warning will automatically be displayed on the DirecLink NE
    • ActuLink, in combination with the DirecLink NE, is the only electric-hydraulic actuator that can monitor:
      • Brake fluid level
      • Actuator system temperature
      • Actuator low current condition
      • Actuator over current condition
      • Trailer battery volt level under load

    Bleeding the Brakes

    Need to bleed the trailer brake system and have no one to help out? DirecLink NE has a simple aid to make this possible. Plug a standard telephone extension cable (the length needed to reach the trailer brakes) into the Control Module of the DirecLink NE, unplug the Command Module from its spiral cable and plug it onto the other end of the extension cable. Now you can use the manual over-ride to actuate the brake system for bleeding.

    The Brake Controller We Recommend: DirecLink-200NE

    The ActuLink actuator is designed to function optimally with Tuson DirecLink-200NE Brake Controller (see brochure for more information), and we strongly encourage you to use this brake controller with the ActuLink actuator. When the ActuLink is paired together with the DirecLink-200NE, a two-way digital diagnostics network is established using the existing wiring of your tow vehicle and trailer. With the DirecLink-200NE, you can now monitor all the following diagnostics from the driver's seat:

    1. Brake fluid level
    2. Actuator system temperature
    3. Actuator low current condition
    4. Actuator over current condition
    5. Trailer battery volt level under load
    6. Trailer battery amp level under load

    Additional Approved In-Cab Brake Controllers

    • Tuson RV Brakes
      • DirecLink Lite Model (DL-50)
      • DirecLink Base Model (DL-100)
    • Hayes
      • Genesis
      • Energize XPC
      • Endeavor
      • Energize III
    • Tekonsha
      • Prodigy
      • P3
    • Ford Super Duty Integrated Brake Controller
    *If you do not see your brake controller listed, please contact us to confirm if compatible.