Phillips Industries said its new Quick Connect Plug (QCP) assembly is the "longest-lasting, most trouble-free cable" it has ever designed, and will save users hundreds of dollars per vehicle over the course of a year.
The QCP allows simply unscrewing the set screw, unplugging the Quick-Connect cartridge, plugging in a new one and replacing the set screw. Both ends contain the same easy-to-change cartridge with solid brass pins connecting into a sealed harness. Phillips said a mechanic or driver can use the QCP to change a plug end in less than two minutes and said QCP incorporates the features common to all Phillips electrical assemblies.
Phillips Industries also announced it is rolling out nationwide distribution of its Phillips LVD, a low voltage disconnect device.
Based on patented technology developed by Intra Technologies, the LVD continually monitors battery voltage, shedding non-critical loads if power drops to the point where the next ignition start-up is in jeopardy. The LVD reconnects non-essential loads after a start or when the voltage returns to a safe level.
Phillips also said it is embarking on a “wiring connection education” initiative aimed at providing distributors and fleet operators with a wide variety of tools that “will help them get better connected.”
“Some people still connect wires by winding them together and wrapping a piece of electrical tape around them,” said director of sales Bill Phillips. “The problem often isn’t detected until months later, when the connection fails. We want people to have the information they need to do it once and do it right.”
Illustrated wall charts, counter mats, literature and examples of properly and improperly connected wires are now available from Phillips without charge.