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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.

  • Battery performance can be affected by the charging process, which can influence the amount of charge the trailer batteries receive.
  • For optimal battery life, a commercial battery must maintain as close to a full charge as possible.
  • A key way to prevent undercharged trailer batteries is to utilize a trailer power management system, which can deliver the 14.4 volts needed to provide a full charge.
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