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.
- To determine how much voltage drop is acceptable in a cable you can use any of the calculators on the internet to help you determine the range of allowable drop.
- Remember, the longer the cable, and the smaller the wire size, the greater the drop will be. Shorter cables with larger wire will have significantly less voltage drop.
- Make sure your values are correct for the wire size and length of wire you are testing.
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