Civacon announced that its new Optic and Thermistor single API sockets are now available. These sockets have been designed for longer wear than traditional stainless-steel models since they feature aluminum hard-coated nose rings and J-slots. The new sockets are also backed by a lifetime warranty from Civacon.
These vehicle-mounted API sockets connect Optic, Thermistor, and J650-type sensors to the compatible loading-terminal monitor plugs on trailers and truck tanks. Making these sockets more customer-friendly is the fact that they are constructed with the ground-verification wire already in place and wired into the socket. Ground verification is needed to load at terminals where the loading-rack monitor requires a special modified signal as part of the ground-verification operation. An accessory wire is also connected to the ground wire for use at terminals that require vehicle-identification systems.
Other features of the single API sockets include stainless-steel contact pins; an aluminum housing; color-coded wiring for easy identification; lightweight, durable caps with raised surfaces for a better grip; stainless-steel installation hardware; and an operating temperature range between -40° and 160° F (-40° and 71.1° C).