Phillips Industries Dual Pole QCS2 Quick-Change Socket is designed for better corrosion protection in applications such as liftgate systems.
Corrosion build up in the liftgate connection can be harmful because it requires a large amperage draw which increases the chemical reaction involved in corrosion. Corrosion can “choke” the charge to the liftgate leading to possible downtime when there is not enough power to cycle the liftgate, or can even create the potential for a thermal event, according to Phillips.
To combat this, the Dual Pole QCS2 was designed with the same corrosion fighting technology as the original Phillips QCS2, initially developed for the 7-way connection when fleets began seeing the impact of harsh deicers introduced to treat the roads.
The Dual Pole QCS2 consists of a dual pole harness boot, completely molded to the liftgate harness cable, which grips the socket and holds it in place. The socket, with non-corrosive housing and a completely sealed inner cavity, blocks moisture and contaminants between the plug and socket union, keeping corrosion out.
An additional feature this product offers are offset pins to prevent accidental arcing. With a longer negative pin and shorter “hot” pin, the connection is grounded before power is circulated through the system on the positive pin, to avoid the potential for any sparks.
The Dual Pole QCS2 is currently available from Phillips authorized dealers for dual pole connections on the tractor side, with the boot in a 6 o’clock angle position in 2- and 4-gauge options.