Phillips Industries Redesigns PERMAPLUG Connectors

Phillips Industries has made a redesign to its PERMAPLUG connectors which now feature a thick rubberized sealing component.

Phillips Industries Weather Tite Permaplug

Phillips Industries is making an exciting patented change to improve the performance and extend the life of its PERMAPLUG. The revision is simple, yet ingenious, and the first of its kind. 

Phillips has added a sealing component to its PERMAPLUG to create the WEATHER-TITE PERMAPLUG. It’s the same PERMAPLUG that the industry has grown to trust for superior performance, only now with a thick rubberized protective seal. The WEATHER-TITE seal, first introduced earlier at this year’s TMC, has a three-blade Nitrile wiper seal to lock out the elements and corrosion causing chemicals. 

Phillips Industries leads the industry in testing and development of products to stop magnesium chloride from entering truck and trailer electrical systems and causing damage. “Damage can be costly from unscheduled downtime, interruption in electrical power and even potential electrical arcing caused by moisture and contaminates in the socket. We felt a real need to improve this connection for safety as well as the longevity of the product. Connectors with the new WEATHER-TITE seal keep contaminants from damaging the electrical system,” comments Bob Phillips, CEO and President.  

Adding the WEATHER-TITE seal to the PERMAPLUG will come as a running change, starting August 16, 2012 and will become standard on Phillips electrical assemblies currently outfitted with PERMAPLUG connectors. 

Features of the WEATHER-TITE PERMAPLUG Connectors include:

  • Blue nitrile sealing rings that stop magnesium chloride and other debris from entering socket
  • Mates with any SAE approved seven-way conductor socket
  • Wiper seals are field replaceable
  • Connector rear is sealed with compression clamp and TPR sleeve for further corrosion protection
  • Cable guard is ratchet locked preventing vibration from loosening guard
  • Connector has ABS bumper
  • 26 gauge brass insert pins have stainless steel compression springs
  • Standard with dielectric grease