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The 7 Round Pin Terminal Cleaners are designed for removing corrosion and reconditioning bad connectors on 7 Round Pin type electrical terminals found on tractors and trailers. (Courtesy: Innovative Products of America.
The 7 Round Pin Terminal Cleaners are designed for removing corrosion and reconditioning bad connectors on 7 Round Pin type electrical terminals found on tractors and trailers. (Courtesy: Innovative Products of America.

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. — Innovative Products of America has launched two first-time products the company says are specifically designed to reduce guesswork and extend harness life in tractor trailer maintenance. 

 "There are more than 7 million tractors and trailers on the road today and approximately 65,000 repair centers dedicated to servicing them," Ian Vinci, IPA vice president said. “All of these vehicles have one thing in common: they use the same 7 Round Pin terminals to connect the trailer to the tractor."

 

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The 7 Round Pin Terminal Cleaners (part #8024) are designed for removing corrosion and reconditioning bad connectors on 7 Round Pin type electrical terminals found on tractors and trailers, Vinci said.

Because they are manufactured to meet SAE specifications, they can also be used as a pin wear gauge to indentify old worn out pins that need to be replaced, he added.

The 7 Round Pin Towing Maintenance Kit (part #8029) combines the popular 7 Round Pin Tester, the new terminal cleaners, and the DeoxIT Contact Enhancer (part #8030) in one convenient and easy-to-use set that allows the technician to easily test, repair and maintain trailer connections on the road or in the shop, Vinci said.

"These new products combat premature failure of lighting and ABS systems often caused by poor electrical connections," Vinci said. “Tractor and trailer terminals are constantly bombarded with dirt and debris, corrosive agents, and adverse weather conditions which lead to the build-up of corrosion and deterioration electrical connections.” 

The 7 Round Pin Terminal Cleaners (part #8024) retails for $24.95 and the 7 Round Pin Towing Maintenance Kit (part #8029) retails for $59.95.

Both are available now.  Call (888) 786-7899 to locate a distributor.

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