Electrical maintenance problems are one of the top maintenance costs facing commercial vehicle operators today.
The Qwik Tech Tips newsletter published monthly by Phillips Industries addresses specific issues that can cause problems and offers "Qwik" solutions.
Phillips Industries is a leading supplier, innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for the commercial vehicle industry. Their expertise in finding solutions through an aggressive testing and product development program can help any heavy vehicle operator reduce their own costs from electrical problems. For instance, corrosion build up in electrical systems causes enormous cost, in both time and money and Phillips is doing testing every day to find ways to reduce those costs. Phillips personnel are in constant contact with vehicle operators, asking about their problems and offering solutions.
- Prevent lighting failure due to corrosion by using sealed lights, di-electric grease on all lighting connections, and heat shrink terminals when making repairs.
- Always use the proper sized wire for your electrical system. Wire gauge that is too small can "choke" voltage capacity leading to dim lighting, or even fire from overheated wiring.
- Operating an incandescent light at an overvoltage can significantly reduce the life of the light.
- To help eliminate damage to the bulb from vibration and shock, you can install lighting specifically designed to protect the bulb from impact, or switch to LED lighting, which completely eliminates the need for a bulb.
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