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.
- The hardest choice a technician has when joining two wires together is choosing the right insulation for the wiring application.
- Vinyl/PVC connectors have insulation that is able to protect against short circuits, but there is little other benefit to choosing this connector when making a repair.
- Nylon terminals are more durable than vinyl/PVC connectors and are stronger as the double-crimp delivers additional tensile strength and strain relief against wire pull-out.
Heat shrink connectors protect the wires creating a waterproof seal to prevent wire corrosion and make a permanent repair.
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