Santa Fe Springs, CA (February 1, 2023) – Phillips Industries makes two new product enhancements to increase the performance of its premium WEATHER-TITE™️ M2 liftgate electrical assemblies designed for corrosion prevention. Phillips also introduces new M2 Charge Kits, combining the newly enhanced WEATHER-TITE M2 with easy-to-install cable support.
Corrosion is a top contributor to a failed liftgate, causing downtime and delayed deliveries. Most liftgate connections use zinc die-cast housings with unsealed open backs. Even with the best maintenance, metal corrodes over time, and any opening in an electrical system creates a pathway and the potential for corrosion.
Phillips’ WEATHER-TITE M2 is the industry’s only charging assembly with dual pole J3082 plugs that are unbreakable, non-corrosive, and completely molded to the electrical cable. The WEATHER-TITE seal at the front of the plug blocks moisture and contaminants from traveling past the connected union inside the socket, preventing corrosion from developing in the liftgate electrical system. The result is a durable solution that is impervious to water, contaminants, and corrosion. Enhancements to the WEATHER-TITE seal and added protection at the back of the plug provide added operational benefits. The previously blue WEATHER-TITE seal is now red to visibly identify liftgate battery charging applications. Additionally, assemblies now feature new cable guard sleeves to enhance strain relief protection at the back of the plugs for longer cable life.
The new M2 Charge Kit is a premium back-of-cab charging system that includes a newly enhanced 15’ coiled WEATHER-TITE M2 cable with 48” lead and a 25” QWIK-CHANGE™ tracker spring kit with QWIK-CLAMP™ for charging cables. It is the ideal solution for fast and easy set-up and best-in-class corrosion prevention for charging systems.
The QWIK-CLAMP for charging cables comes pre-installed on the WEATHER-TITE M2 assembly to eliminate measuring or misplacement during installation, and set-up takes less than two minutes. One part number provides access to a complete premium turnkey system that saves time, takes the guesswork out of installation, and provides the necessary defense against corrosion to keep liftgates cycling for on-time deliveries.
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Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA, Phillips Industries is a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake system components for the commercial truck and trailer industry. For 95 years, Phillips Industries has been the benchmark for quality and innovation. Phillips products are standard position on nearly 100% of Class 8 trucks and on more than 80% of all trailers manufactured in North America. The evolving needs of commercial vehicle operators continue to drive product development to address the changing dynamics of the industry. Phillips has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout North America, China, and Europe. Its manufacturing facilities have earned top-quality accreditations, including ISO/IATF 16949 and ISO 14001, and have received multiple prestigious customer awards. Phillips maintains active membership in key industry associations, including TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association, and various state trucking associations. For more information, please visit www.phillipsind.com. Follow and subscribe to Phillips Industries on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
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