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.
- When choosing lugs, be sure to use the correct size/gauge and hole size for the best connection.
- When choosing terminals, choose a terminal that best suits the application. This will allow you to route your cable for better service access & clearance.
- Butt splices should only be used in emergency situations.
- Brazed seam lugs, although cost effective, are not the best choice as they allow moisture and contaminants to enter the battery cable through the open end. It is suggested to solder dip the end of the exposed battery cable wire to help prevent corrosion when using these types of terminals.
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