Onboard Introduces Hook Electrical Improvement
Diagram of diode, solenoid assembly & electrical connector
Figure 1: Diagram of the TALON LC Keeperless Hook, showing solenoid assembly, diode and electrical connector (click to enlarge)
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Due to customer demand, Onboard Systems is rolling out a new improvement to our light cargo hook series.

Previously, if the cargo hook electrical connection was reversed, it would result in an electrical short in the hook. This, in turn, would cause the hook to stop functioning properly until an internal diode was replaced (see Figure 1).

We are pleased to announce that we have found a solution to this problem. Even if the polarity of the hook is reversed, our new electrical improvement will not result in a short that requires replacement parts, which will eliminate potential downtime.

We will be rolling this change out on our commercial line of TALON LC cargo hooks. We appreciate the feedback we receive about ways to improve our products and services, and we look forward to the opportunity of responding proactively to other issues of concern to our customers.