Few companies have the same degree of expertise in electrical and air lines for trucks as Phillips. Established in 1928, Phillips Industries is the world’s premier developer and manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket electrical and air brake system components for commercial truck and trailer applications. The company is credited for being the first to mass-produce the coiled 7-way electrical assembly and one of the earliest suppliers of gladhand connectors in North America. It also pioneered the use of coiled air lines and has been the preferred choice by North American manufacturers for electrical assemblies since the 1980s.
Today, Phillips Industries runs one of the leading manufacturing and distribution networks for electrical and air assemblies worldwide, with key facilities in the US, Canada, China, Europe, and Mexico and partnerships with multinational freight carriers. This dedication to developing efficient and cost-effective systems and products have earned Phillips numerous customer awards from Daimler, HDT, NAPA, and many other prestigious institutions, as well as active membership in key industry associations such as TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association, and various other state and regional trucking associations.
Phillips Industries parts can be found on nearly all Class 8 trucks and more than half of all trailers manufactured in North America today. Each product is engineered to improve vehicle performance and reduce downtime and repairs through the use of high-quality materials and the latest industry innovations.
Electrical cable assemblies have been the backbone of Phillips Industries’ success since the company’s founding. The Phillips Industries cable assembly features a rugged, weatherproof jacketing with high chemical and abrasion resistance and excellent recoil memory for the coiled version. Its proprietary sealing technology locks out dirt, dust, moisture, and other contaminants from the internal wiring and plug components, effectively stopping the spread of corrosion in its tracks. The plug itself is also made of unbreakable, non-corrosive polymers with premium-grade brass pins to ensure optimum conductivity. All cable plugs also come with large finger grips for easier coupling and uncoupling.
Phillips Industries electrical cable assemblies are compatible with most trailer ABS and non-ABS applications, although special cables for ISO and auxiliary applications are also available. Phillips Industries also manufactures conversion and installation kits to retrofit existing cable connections.
For use with most trailer air brake systems, Phillips Industries’ highly durable air assemblies are there to get the job done no matter the weather. The hoses are made of advanced synthetic rubber material that’s able to withstand severe temperatures. For trucks that regularly operate in extreme weather conditions, Phillips Industries makes special Polar Air air assemblies that remain flexible even in temperatures as low as -84°F (-65°C). The hose is also treated for chemical and abrasion resistance and has a heavy duty jacketing that protects against fractures and gives a familiar rubber feel. Other features include pre-applied thread sealant, extra long spring for strain relief and kink protection, and Phillips’ proprietary Power Grip brass handle. All Phillips Industries air assemblies comply with relevant DOT and SAE requirements.
Combination Air & Electrical Assembly
If you need to replace both the electrical and air lines in your rig, you can save yourself the hassle with the Phillips Industries electrical and air combo assembly. This product combines Phillips’ top-notch electric cables and air hoses into a single convenient and durable unit. Customers can choose from a selection of cables for ABS, non-ABS, liftgate, and auxiliary applications to meet their needs along with heavy duty straight rubber air hoses. All assemblies come with a protective spiral wrap and a cable clamp or a Qwik-Clamp for premium models.
Plugs and Sockets
Phillips Industries offers a variety of electrical plugs and sockets for light duty, heavy duty, and liftgate charging applications. Designed for use in any road condition, its plugs and sockets feature the proprietary Weather-Tite seal technology that provides complete protection against dirt, moisture, and other contaminants. Housings are also made of impact and rust-resistant materials like molded polycarbonate, glass-filled nylon, and zinc die-cast, while pins are free-floating and made of high-grade machined brass. Phillips sockets also come standard with protective covers with stainless steel hinge pins and springs. Other features include extended front housing and barrel, ergonomic finger grips, and locking tabs to ensure a solid plug-to-socket connection.
The Phillips Qwik-E gladhand connector sets itself apart from the competition with a user-friendly design that makes it easier to service while maintaining an airtight seal. The connector combines the gladhand and quick-release valve, making it faster to release the air lines by up to 50% compared to conventional methods. Its housing is made from tough anodized steel with a cold rolled steel detent plate for added wear resistance. The gladhand is OEM and SAE-compliant and suitable for both ABS and non-ABS applications, although specialty versions such as latched, swinger, shutoff, and dummy gladhands are also available.
Phillips compression fittings are available in various tube and pipe sizes and configurations to accommodate common air line connections. The fittings are made of either high-quality brass or have lighter but still durable composite construction of brass, plastic, and other materials. Selected models also have sealant pre-applied for fast and convenient installation.
Phillips also offers trailer and battery cables and primary wiring. The cables have a concentric jacket design that provides consistent abrasion resistance and are made of advanced polymers with exceptionally high resistance against UV exposure, acids, fuels, and other types of chemicals. Battery cables also have a rope-style stranding for increased flexibility while primary wire products have SAE-grade GPT wire with soft annealed copper conductors for general purpose use. All cables and wires are also designed to be easy to strip and are color-coded for ease of identification.
Phillips manufactures tracker bars, pogo sticks, and other related accessories designed to keep a trailer’s myriad collection of wires, cables, and hoses organized and secured in place while moving. Phillips tracker bars are built to be installed in seconds and allow for easy cable adjustment. Springs are made of heavy gauge galvanized wire for better recoil memory and longer service life. For heavier ABS cables, Phillips pogo sticks feature an extra heavy duty internal spring and mounting bolts that can support such cables with ease. These supports also have a universal design that is compatible with most types of gladhand holders, clamps, hose holders, frame clips, tracker bars, and other accessories in the market.
Trucks require a steady supply of power and air pressure at the right amount and at the right time. With Phillips Industries, you can rest assured that its products will get your vehicle running smoothly, especially when you need it the most. And if you need such great products for your vehicle, be sure to check out our catalog at FinditParts.com. We feature an extensive selection of Phillips electrical and air cable assemblies, wires, tracker bars, and related parts and accessories for you to choose from. You won’t find a bigger lineup of OEM and aftermarket components for your truck online than here in our store. All products we have in stock are guaranteed to be 100% high quality and tested according to industry standards. And if you purchase in bulk, we’ll even throw in a discount so you can save more. So visit our online store now and take advantage of our great deals on Phillips Industries parts.