Phillips Industries presented its newest product designed to fight the harmful effects of corrosion build up in the electrical systems of commercial vehicles: the patented Sta-Dry QCMS2 (Quick Connect Modular System).

The most common warranty claims for seven-way connections are due to complete loss of electrical function on the “blue” circuit. This loss of function happens because of corrosion brought on by three primary reason: lack of maintenance, water and chemical deicer intrusion, and constant current passing through the “blue” circuit as long as the tractor's key is in the “on” position.

Phillips new modular socket/plug hybrid, the QCMS2, is semi-hardwired to the tractor creating a complete seal at the seven-way connection. By removing the socket from the union, the QCMS2 mates directly with Sta-Dry QCS or QCS2 (Quick Connect Socket) boot (standard on most tractor OEMs), so there is no break or gap where moisture can enter.

As an integral part of Sta-Dry product development, Phillips engineers have designed a test stand based on real-world conditions. Their Electrified Salt Tank Test exposes samples to a continuous spray of brine solution through an irrigation system while electrical currents pass through the product. This test reproduces field results showing corrosion at 120 hours on traditional J560 designs; the QCMS2 and the QCS2 remain corrosion-free and without water intrusion in the same conditions.

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