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Lighting plug and socket PM tips

The Phillips company's latest Qwik Tech Tips newsletter details plug and socket preventive maintenance steps in trademark quick-and-simple format.

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Corrosion-preventing connectors

Available in July 2012, Sta-Dry Weather-Tite Connectors, a new seven-way male connector plug with integrated seals, keep moisture from entering electrical systems and, in turn, helps prevent corrosion. The two connectors, a durable glass filled nylon connector and a hybrid glass filled nylon and zinc die-cast, are made to stop magnesium-chloride from entering the systems. Each connector features a three-blade Nitrite wiper seal at the mating end, which blocks contaminants from entering the seven-way connection. The connectors ...

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CSA repair kit

The CSA Qwik-Fix Kit holds common repair parts in a carrying bag so drivers can easily access them to correct any issues before reaching a roadside checkpoint. The Qwik-Fix Kit includes 12 parts to fix most electrical problems that could cause severity points. The bag can be customized for drivers to include parts that they regularly need to replace. PHILLIPS, www.phillipsind.com

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Battery status indicator

The Battery Status Indicator is a device that can be added to monitor the state of power for any battery, particularly lift gate batteries, and alerts operators during pre-trip inspections that battery power may be lower than required. The LED light flashes green if battery voltage is more than 12.4 volts, or 75 percent power, and blinks red when the voltage falls below 12.39 volts. PHILLIPS, www.phillipsind.com

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Shut-off gladhands

The Shut-Off Gladhands for double trailers are designed to keep debris out of the air system with integrated shut-off valves and have dust flat seals and filter screens for added protection. Their zinc die-cast surface and a bulkhead mount protects against damages from magnesium chloride, road salts and chemicals. The gladhands are color-coded with the typical gladhand coding system – blue for service and red for emergency. PHILLIPS INDUSTRIES, phillipsind.com

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Sliding axle spring kit

The sliding axle spring kit holds hoses in place to allow for easier hose and cable replacement, the company says. The kit has a scissor design and includes the company’s Qwik-Snap holders, which can stay connected at more than 80 pounds of pull force. The kit’s springs hold air lines and are made of pre-galvanized, hard-drawn wire for recoil memory. PHILLIPS INDUSTRIES, www.phillipsind.com, (800) 423-4512

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