Spokane, WA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013
In 2002 the US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released a report on their two year study on corrosion. In the report the cost of corrosion to the transportation industry in the US was surprising, and points to the biggest reason to use sealed, crimped Heat Shrink Connectors – Corrosion.
From their study… The direct cost of corrosion in the transportation industry was estimated at $29.7 billion per year.*
No doubt a large part of the cost is incurred in electrical problems due to corroded wire connections in all types of vehicles. Much of the wiring on a motor vehicle is exposed to foul weather and dirt on a constant basis. Lighting and electrical problems are the most frequent causes of downtime when maintaining a fleet. Usually these problems stem from faulty electrical connections. Equipment downtime often results in hundreds to thousands of dollars in lost opportunities and repair costs. Boats, ATVs and some RVs have even more exposure to harsh environments.
Why are crimped and sealed heat shrink terminals the best solution? As the report indicates, the cost of corrosion to industry. TheElectricalDepot.com recommends NSPA™ Krimpa-Seal™ Heat Shrink Connectors for applications where the connection may be exposed to the elements. NSPA’s approach to the corrosion problem is a sealed electrical system. If the wire and connector are sealed from water and dirt, there will be no corrosion, thus preventing expensive electrical system repairs. Additionally, using heat shrink connectors will help in the case of vibration and strain, which can cause a wire to pull out. Sealed Crimp & Solder Connectors are crimped for mechanical reliability, soldered for superior strength and conductivity, and sealed for maximum durability.
Coming soon to TheElectricalDepot.com, another unique innovation by NSPA™, the Optiseal™ Sealed Window Crimp Connectors. Sealed Window Crimp Connectors offer the following visual assurances: a window ensures the wire is properly seated, preventing wire pull-out ; color stripes indicate where to crimp the connector; Crystal Clear™ waterproof tubing allows for indisputable visual inspection of the wire’s condition.
Advanced technology and computerization have resulted in OEMs designing sealed and molded components in all types of equipment. Most OEMs now require sealed connections for repair and warranty work. The integrity of the electrical system is breached when repairs are made with inferior, unsealed electrical connections.
It may seem wise to use inferior connectors of less cost, but, when you consider the cost of downtime and repairs, the wisest course is to always use quality Krimpa-seal™ connectors. Check out the large supply of connectors, wire and accessories on TheElectricalDepot.com..
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*“Corrosion Costs and Preventive Strategies in the United States”, PUBLICATION NO. FHWA-RD-01-156, http://www.nace.org/uploadedFiles/Publications/ccsupp.pdf