Optronics named master distributor for trailer harness line

Updated May 17, 2019

4 5wayOptronics International has been named as master distributor for Connect-to-Protect Brand Trailer Harness Plug Protectors.

Optronics says Connect-to-Protect Brand Trailer Harness Plug Protectors enable users to shield the male end of a trailer’s harness plug when it’s not in use. The first-of-its-kind product comes in two configurations that accommodate 95 percent of all light- and medium-duty harness connectors, including 4-way flat, 5-way flat and 7-way round terminal styles.

“This product is a practical solution to a common problem that is familiar to anyone with a light- or medium-duty trailer,” says Optronics President and CEO Brett Johnson. “It will mean a lot fewer electrical problems and a lot more uptime for this entire category of trailers.”

Optronics says Connect-to-Protect Brand Trailer Harness Plug Protectors are designed to help guard a trailer’s electrical system by protecting the integrity of the wiring harness at its most vulnerable location, its connection point. The product’s protective female receptacles effectively seal the trailer’s connectors against damage, shielding the plug, terminals and wiring from moisture, dust, abrasion and the resulting corrosion.

Connect-to-Protect Brand Trailer Harness Plug Protectors are manufactured by Hanington Innovations Limited. The company, located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, manufactures the product using a rugged PVC material that remains durable, flexible and resilient, even in extreme weather conditions, Optronics says.

“Before Connect-to-Protect Brand Trailer Harness Plug Protectors, there was no simple way to protect a trailer’s plug when not in service,” says Alan McNaul, co-director of Hanington Innovations Limited. “Optronics is the leading supplier of lighting technology to the light- and medium duty trailer industry, and with their aftermarket network, they are the right company to help us take this innovative product to market.”

Connect-to-Protect Brand Trailer Harness Plug Protectors install on the trailer’s hitch coupler arm and not only shield the male harness plug, but keep it from dragging on the ground. Surface mounting the product is simple and fast since fasteners are included, and the only tools needed are a drill and a screwdriver. Flat versions mount with a single screw, and the round version uses four. Each screw requires a 0.125-inch pilot hole, the company says.

The company adds the protectors come with a three-year warranty and are available in bulk, polypack and colorful retail packaging.

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