Utility vehicles: Liftgate Dual Pole Installation/Conversion Kit

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Commercial vehicles: Phillips Industries is now offering a complete kit with everything required for a liftgate dual pole installation or a single to dual pole conversation. Fleets are seeing an increasing need to have a ground return system vs. a chassis ground system for the supplemental power requirements of liftgates, so Phillips put together all the necessary pieces into one easy-to-order kit.

Liftgates that use single pole systems are grounded through the 5th wheel and kingpin. When the kingpin ground is interrupted, the 8 gauge wire at the J560 connector can easily become overloaded, leaving no lights and ABS on the trailer. 5th wheel Teflon and other protective coating no longer make the ground path as reliable, compared to when the 5th wheel was uncoated.

The solution to this problem is a dual pole cable. The dual pole cable has a dedicated POSITIVE and GROUND line directly from the tractor batteries. The extra reliability in the connection ensures that the charge to the liftgate batteries is continuous, and not intermittently relying on the 5th-wheel/king-pin GROUND combination. When using the dual pole cable, you are providing a cleaner signal to the liftgate batteries and other auxiliary devices.

The complete dual pole installation or conversion kit, including dual pole socket, battery cables, shrink tubing and all the miscellaneous items necessary to complete the job, can be ordered from Phillips exclusive distributors by using part number 15-327 (or 15-327-150 with 150 amp circuit breaker included).

Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA Phillips Industries is a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for the commercial vehicle industry. Phillips is a major supplier and partner to many top OEMs around the world and is a first choice for top fleets. They have manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as in Mexico, China and Belgium. Phillips maintains active memberships in key industry associations including TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and state trucking associations. Their manufacturing facilities have received the top quality accreditations including ISO 9001, TS 16949 and ISO 14001.

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