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Oct 12, 2021

Phillips Industries Releases New Dual Pole Maintenance Kit to Prevent Avoidable Downtime

Santa Fe Springs, CA (October 12, 2021) Phillips Industries has introduced a new Dual Pole Maintenance Kit to remove contaminants and corrosion from liftgate sockets and plugs to help prevent avoidable downtime and extend the life of the liftgate connections.

Liftgate electrical systems are no stranger to the effects of corrosion. Moisture and contaminants can enter the electrical system causing corrosion that restricts the direct current and interrupts the charging process. The liftgate system carries a much larger current/amperage, which creates heat. When heat and corrosion mix, there is the potential for a thermal event.

The new Dual Pole Maintenance Kit from Phillips for SAE J3082 connections comes with the tools necessary to remove built-up corrosion and identify poor contact due to pin degradation. A bronze cleaning brush designed for plugs and a stainless steel pin cleaner for sockets effectively and quickly removes corrosion. Both attach to the included quick change driver handle. The stainless steel pin cleaner for sockets can also be installed on a low speed drill. A stainless steel pin-wear gauge is included to help identify worn out terminals. One side of the tool is used to perform drag tests on the female plug pins, and the other side is designed to test socket pins for degradation. The entire kit comes neatly stored in a sturdy black plastic case with molded interior foam to secure and organize kit components. Easy-to-follow instructions are attached to the inside lid.

The new Dual Pole Maintenance Kit (Part # 4-123) is available from Phillips authorized dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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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/IATF 16949 and ISAO 14001 as well as multiple prestigious customer awards from Daimler, NAPA, and many others.