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I understand how the system works..motor driven. After the parking brake is set is there a constant electrical draw on the motor.



I'm thinking how electric brakes work on trailers, when the brakes are applied there is a constant electric draw until you release the brakes.


Does Subaru's just set the brake and then turns itself off?


Hope this question makes sense.


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pretty sure it's like an electric window - it sets, then is off until a demand to release is made.
 

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Can't answer for 100% certain how it works, but do I know I only hear the motor run for a second or two when I push the button to set the brake.
 

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pretty sure it's like an electric window - it sets, then is off until a demand to release is made.

Makes sense...didn't even think along those lines.


Can't answer for 100% certain how it works, but do I know I only hear the motor run for a second or two when I push the button to set the brake.

I hear the same thing, but was wondering if maybe it was still 'pulling'. I think "Lucky" is on the money.


Thanx guys for the feedback!


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Follow up...After some massive Google lookin' I (think) found the company who designed and developed (what looks to be like the Sub E-Brake) and YES it does work like an electric window. Like an elec window with a whole lot more parts involved.


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I will chime in. Once the e-brakes are applied there is no further electrical draw until they get the signal to unscrew the shaft/rod that is holding the brake tight. So yes...sort of like electric windows! :)
 

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When I found the article on the E-Brake and read it....it all made sense. But for the live of me, I just couldn't get my (old) brain around it in the beginning (LOL). In other words, Ya just saw a college degree go down the drain.


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