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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.

  • The environmental conditions and the contaminants the metal is exposed to, will determine the rate of deterioration due to corrosion.
  • To safeguard against corrosion before it starts, fit vehicles with non-corrosive nylon parts such as noseboxes, sockets and plugs.
  • Both metal and non-corrosive nylon parts have tensile strengths that far exceed what is needed to withstand the wear and tear encountered on the road, but the anti-corrosive properties of nylon will outlast metal over the long run.
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