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.
- Corrosion occurs most often at the 7-way union on the tractor side due to lack of routine maintenance.
- Because there is constant power on the blue pin and the ground, corrosion is attracted to those areas.
- It is recommended that the 7-way plug and socket be cleaned and greased at every preventive maintenance interval, on both the tractor and the trailer sides.
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