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.
- Copper wire has its own resistance which is proportional to the length of the wire and its cross-section/thickness (gauge). Electricity running through a smaller gauge wire has more resistance trying to reach its destination than a wire with a larger gauge.
- For every plug and socket connection a small voltage drop will occur due to contacts that do not mate 100%. Always make sure plugs/sockets are completely connected and that there is good contact between the pin walls.
- When corrosion takes over the electrical system, fewer electrons are able to flow over the surface, causing resistance and a drop in voltage. Routine preventative maintenance will help fight corrosion.
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