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Electronic Break Force Distribution (EBD)

Updated on March 31, 2011

Electronic Break Force Distribution

The brake balance or electronic brake distribution (EBD in English also known as Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) is a device used in some cars that aims to make braking safer.

During braking the load on the wheels of the car is often not equal, especially if the deceleration is high, this can result in a possible blocking of the rear wheels being more "shocks" have a lower adhesion with the asphalt. If this phenomenon were to occur, therefore, lead to a complete lack of direction of the vehicle resulting in head and tail. The brake balance avoids this problem, especially when cornering, thus relieving the braking force on one or both rear-wheel-locking. This function is normally found on cars equipped with ABS as an element of completeness of that automobile safety device.


The brake balance can be: made of a mechanical valve, which choked the pipes and causes the resistance of the circuit, electronic devices to treat the brake lines in different ways.

In addition, these systems can have a partition: Fixed, the partition of the braking is immutable rules, you can change the partition of the hand brake, used in competitions where automation is abolished, as in Formula 1 and the pilot decided to move because the braking on the front or rear. Automatic, you have an electronic or mechanical device that automatically adjusts the maximum pressure exercised on each brake circuit, and therefore the braking force on each wheel.


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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Great hub. GBY