Peterson Launches Modular Electrical Harness System – Maintenance


The modular harness system features a distribution module that connects all lighting components to a central “low-profile” hub to provide “excellent corrosion resistance, easy installation, and efficient troubleshooting and repair.”

Peterson Manufacturing


Peterson Manufacturing announced its new PetersonPATRIOT Modular Electrical Harness System on September 12 here at the Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting in Cleveland.

This new modular design, according to petersonwill protect wiring harness and lights from corrosion, reduce maintenance costs and trailer downtime.

The company said its PetersonPATRIOT system was designed to provide a very strong defense against moisture intrusion and corrosion with a modular layout, making it the best solution for fleets that fall into one or more of these categories:

  • Fleets that want advanced corrosion protection and a flexible, modular solution
  • Fleets that change their trailers every 5 to 7 years
  • Parks with standard configurations or limited additional electrical accessories

The modular harness system features a distribution module that connects all lighting components to a central “low-profile” hub to provide “excellent corrosion resistance, easy installation, and efficient troubleshooting and repair.”

Peterson said the distribution module is the key element of the new design. It uses a printed circuit board as a junction box, which keeps it flexible, compact and fully protected against moisture intrusion. The compact size also offers manufacturers and fleets maximum flexibility when choosing a mounting location.

Each component of the harness features industry-proven moisture-stopping amp-style connectors with silicone gaskets and built-in locking clips. Connectors are color coded by function, with one-way keyed connectors that ensure quick and foolproof assembly. If repair is needed, the modular design allows for quick troubleshooting and replacement of a damaged cable without disrupting the entire system.

Additional system components include the company’s Maxi-Seal technology with overmolded amp-style connectors to keep moisture out, an integrated moisture barrier to keep moisture out of the entire system when a wire is damaged, its easy to assemble J560. connector. The design also uses Peteron’s improved bullet connectors with molded O-rings and detents that provide secondary locking and improved sealing as well as ring terminals with adhesive filled heat shrink connectors.

The PetersonPATRIOT system is covered by a 5 year warranty against defects and corrosion.