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Phillips Adds Weather-Tite Seal to Permaplug 7-Way Connector

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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Phillips Industries is making patented change to its Permaplug 7-way electrical connector by adding a thick rubberized protective seal to create the Weather-Tite Permaplug.
Phillips Permaplug with the new Weather-Tite seal.
Phillips Permaplug with the new Weather-Tite seal.


The Weather-Tite seal, first introduced earlier this year, has a three-blade Nitrile wiper seal to lock out the elements and corrosion-causing chemicals.

Phillips Industries works to test and develop products to stop magnesium chloride from entering truck and trailer electrical systems and causing damage.

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"Damage can be costly from unscheduled downtime, interruption in electrical power and even potential electrical arcing caused by moisture and contaminates in the socket. We felt a real need to improve this connection for safety as well as the longevity of the product," said Bob Phillips, CEO and president.

Adding the Weather-Tite seal to the Permaplug will come as a running change and will become standard on Phillips electrical assemblies currently outfitted with Permaplug connectors.

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