Britax e-Brake Stroller and Travel System

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  • 2015

  • Product
    Sport and Lifestyle

Designed By:

  • Britax Childcare Pty Ltd (AU), Lerado Group (CN, TW)

Commissioned By:

Britax Childcare Pty Ltd

Designed In:

Australia, China, Taiwan

The Britax e-Brake Stroller for children is the first stroller in the world to use an electronically applied braking system that automatically applies the stroller’s brakes when the user lets go of the strollers handle to prevent a stroller running away from the parent which could be deadly for the infant. The electronic control module is mounted on the handle provides a visual display of various data. The stroller is part of a travel system and can be fitted with bassinette, second, or a Unity infant carrier car seat. There are 10 different configurations to suit a family with one or two children.


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  • Parents and carers of children can be easily distracted and it only takes a moment for the stroller to roll away and it is then out of reach and cannot be stopped. The e-brake stroller has a touch sensitive handle which activates or releases the brakes and controlled through the electronic control module mounted to the handle. When the hands are removed from the handle to brakes are applied and the stroller cannot roll, when a hand touches the handle the brakes are released. The touch sensitive handle will even operate with users using thick winter gloves. The battery pack which will last for 8to 10 days before needing to be recharged. Low charge warnings are included.

  • Not only does the electronic control module provide the operation of the electronic brake system it also provides handy data for the mother or user through the LCD display. The LCD display shows: the status of the brake, the level of charge on the battery, the temperature, the time, the speed of the stroller, the distance covered, a calorie counter. The LCD display has back lighting for evenings. There is also a battery warning indicator and a status indicator in the control monitor. The screen will go in to sleep mode if there is no use in 60 seconds. A touch on the handle will reactivate the screen.

  • The stroller uses a frame that is popular in the Australian market and has been proven to be a sturdy and durable design. Britax conducts testing including testing the stroller on its Australian Standard “rolling road” at 5 kmph for 300 hours which is equivalent for walking from Melbourne to Sydney. This is 236 hours longer than required by the joint Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2088. The stroller is fitted with swivel front wheels which provide ease of maneuverability. In addition, the wheels can be locked if travelling over uneven surfaces. The frame is light weight and strong enough to mount road side gutters or kerbs. The main seat can be fitted either forward facing or facing rearward.

  • Another aspect of the e-brake stroller is the patented Second Seat which allows another child to ride on the stroller and easily folds with the main seat allowing easy folding without having to detach the second seat. The second seat is folded downwards using the actuator at the top of the backrest and release of a safety lock. The stroller has fold latches to keep the stroller folder when carrying and storing in the car boot. The second seat can be easily removed to reduce the weight as well for when the older child no longer needs to use a stroller. This second seat is often a more flexible option with a growing family rather than a dedicated twin stroller.

    The stroller and components provide a flexible and multifunctional facility of this flexible travel system. A Bassinet can used for the infant from birth to approximately 6 months old or Infant Carrier can used for the infant from birth to approximately 12 months of age. The main seat and the Second seat have a 4 position recline adjustment. The Second seat can be added when the next child arrives and fits to the rear leg of the stroller. Alternate adapters can attach an Infant Carrier child restraints used in a car to either of the attachment positions on the stroller. The main seat, the second seat, bassinet and infant carrier can be used in at least 10 different configurations.

    The brake system uses a bi-stable solenoid which only requires a pulse of power to apply and release the brake. The LCD display indicates the status of the brake as does the mechanical red/green indicators on the brake and wheel hub assembly.

    The stroller meets the requirements of AS/NZS 2088:2013 as well as the Governments Consumer Protection Notice No.8 of 2007 administered by the ACCC. The charger meets EMC requirements and has the required electrical approvals.