Dual-pole cables solve grounding problems
Feb 1, 2005 12:00 PM
Dual-pole electrical cables from Phillips Industries resolve grounding problems caused by heavy-amp-draw accessories on trailer equipment, such as liftgates. With common single-pole connectors, the ground return path can be obstructed at the fifthwheel, causing power to flow through the white wire in the seven-way connector. This condition overloads the wire, leaving no power for the trailer lights or ABS or potentially causing permanent damage to the electrical system.
Phillips' dual-pole system safely and consistently recharges the battery pack in the trailer. The dual pole uses a ground wire as part of a ground return system. It removes the additional electrical load from the chassis or kingpin fifthwheel. All dual-pole cables have temperature ratings of — 55° to 230° F and have superior ratings for recoil memory and chemical and abrasion resistance. For fleets pulling equipment with single- and dual-pole trailers, Phillips also offers a “Y” adaptor with both dual- and single-pole plugs on the trailer side.
For more details, visit www.phillipsind.com or contact Phillips, 12012 Burke St, Santa Fe Springs CA 90670.
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