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Jun 7, 2017

Phillips Industries Qwik Tech Tips Newsletter Explains Multimeter Use and Functions

Phillips Industries’ Qwik Tech Tips Newsletter Explains Multimeter Use and Functions


Santa Fe Springs, CA (June 7, 2017) Phillips Industries is dedicating the May and June issues of their Qwik Tech Tips newsletter explaining the use and functions of a multimeter.  

Electrical knowledge and the understanding of the use of a multimeter appears to be a decreasing skill set among commercial vehicle technicians. A two-part series of Qwik Tech Tips will review the fundamental functions of a multimeter. Most technicians have been introduced to this type of tool; however, many could be limited to performing certain diagnostics in which they only replicate the steps they’ve been taught for a specific test, rather than understanding the tool and its functions in order to utilize it to its fullest potential. The series of Qwik Tech Tips articles are intended to reinforce the foundational knowledge of the function of a multimeter and what its used for.

The May issue of Qwik Tech Tips outlines the basics of a multimeter and points out that “using a multimeter can effectively help troubleshoot and identify a problem
within the electrical system of a commercial vehicle, helping to avoid the costs
associated with unnecessary maintenance and repair/product replacement.”

June’s issue will touch on the dial measurement settings and their relation to electricity. Potential future articles will provide further information such as tips and step-by-step instructions for basic tests performed using a multimeter.

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About Phillips Industries:
Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA Phillips Industries is a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake system components, as well as electronic solutions for communicating vehicle data to fleets and their drivers for the commercial truck and trailer industry. Phillips’ products are standard on nearly 100% of Class 8 trucks, more than 50% of all trailers manufactured in North America, and can be purchased at virtually all premium distributors. Phillips has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the US and Canada, as well as Mexico, China, and Europe. Phillips maintains active membership in key industry associations including TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association and various state trucking associations. Their manufacturing facilities have earned the top-quality accreditations including ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001 as well as multiple prestigious customer awards from Daimler, NAPA, and many others.