Phillips Industries made two new product enhancements connected to its Weather-Tite M2 liftgate electrical assemblies designed for corrosion prevention. Phillips also introduces new M2 Charge Kits, combining the newly enhanced Weather-Tite M2 with easy-to-install cable support.
According to Phillips, corrosion is a top contributor to a failed liftgate, causing downtime and delayed deliveries. Most liftgate connections use zinc die-cast housings with unsealed open backs. Even with the best maintenance, metal corrodes over time, and any opening in an electrical system creates a pathway and the potential for corrosion.
Updating the M2 Charging Assembly
Phillips’ Weather-Tite M2 is a charging assembly featuring dual pole J3082 plugs that are unbreakable, non-corrosive, and completely molded to the electrical cable.
The Weather-Tite seal at the front of the plug blocks moisture and contaminants from traveling past the connected union inside the socket, preventing corrosion from developing in the liftgate electrical system.
Enhancements to the Weather-Tite seal and added protection at the back of the plug provide added operational benefits. In addition, the previously blue Weather-Tite seal is now red to visibly identify liftgate battery charging applications. Assemblies now feature new cable guard sleeves to enhance strain relief protection at the back of the plugs for longer cable life.
What's New with the M2 Charge Kit?
The new M2 Charge Kit is a premium back-of-cab charging system that includes a newly enhanced 15’ coiled Weather-Tite M2 cable with 48” lead and a 25” Qwik-Change tracker spring kit with Qwik-Change for charging cables. It is the ideal solution for fast and easy set-up and best-in-class corrosion prevention for charging systems.
The Qwik-Change for charging cables comes pre-installed on the Weather-Tite M2 assembly to eliminate measuring or misplacement during installation, and set-up takes less than two minutes.
One part number provides access to a complete premium turnkey system that saves time, takes the guesswork out of installation, and provides the necessary defense against corrosion to keep liftgates cycling for on-time deliveries.