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Choosing The Perfect Auto Meter Gauge

Posted by Kevin on Aug 11, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Auto Meter is a high-tech company that has become a standard of excellence in providing high quality gauges. They have set the bar in the industry with their products for things like accuracy, precision, and durability. For over 50 years now, Auto Meter has been a trusted brand in gauges.

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Topics: Automotive, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, New Product


Benefits of Automotive LED Replacement Bulbs

Posted by Deanna on Aug 4, 2016 12:30:00 PM

If you are in the market to replace your vehicle lighting, consider the new LED automotive bulbs.

LEDs are energy efficient, long-lasting, & enhance safety.

One benefit of automotive LEDs is that they are extremely energy efficient. They consume up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs and offer a brighter light at lower power consumption. The lower energy consumption offers less maintenance costs due to the longer operational life time of LED lighting.

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Topics: Automotive, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, New Product


What Does A Resistor Do And Why Is It Important?

Posted by Lisa on Aug 4, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Whether you are fixing your air conditioning, connecting new LED lights, or wiring a relay, you are probably working with a resistor. Resistors can be found in almost every electrical circuit, but they are often built-in to other components. So what do these hidden resistors really do? And why are they so important to the electrical circuits you use every day?

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Topics: Automotive, Marine, Resources, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Product Feature, Agricultural


What Is Primary Wire?

Posted by Lauren on Jul 28, 2016 11:43:40 AM

What is primary wire after all? Often times when working on electrical builds, you’ll hear “primary wire” or “GPT wire” thrown around quite a bit. So, why is that? Primary wire is one of the most common types of wire to use in electrical builds – specifically in automotive or DC applications.

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Topics: Automotive, Marine, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Product Feature, Agricultural


Enhanced Site Search Driven by Customer Feedback

Posted by David on Jul 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Do you ever wonder if companies actually read the feedback you submit regarding your experience, whether it’s through a survey, a comment on social media or simply filling out a contact form? I can’t speak for other companies but at Del City, every comment, every review, every survey response or any other form of feedback is reviewed by a member of the Del City staff and indexed to help us continuously improve as a company. Voice of the customer, or VOC, is a paramount component to determining the way we go to market and any changes we decide to make organizationally. It is our goal to be a service leader in the industry and that is only possible if we truly address customer feedback, good or bad.

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Topics: Automotive, Marine, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Del City News, Agricultural


How To Wire Weather Pack Connectors

Posted by Lauren on Jul 21, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Who doesn't love the Weather Pack connectors? Really. With their superior environmental sealing, they are one of the best options when working on wiring in an automotive engine compartment. However, their high performance and design makes them equally suitable for most other marine, agricultural, and fleet applications.

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Marine, Resources, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Agricultural


New Product Announcement: Aluminized Fiberglass Insulated Products

Posted by Kevin on Jul 14, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Are you looking for more protection in a high temp environment? Do you need to reflect heat away from sensitive electronics, wiring, and hoses? If so… an aluminized fiberglass product is your ideal solution!

What is aluminized fiberglass?

Aluminized fiberglass is a material created when an aluminized metal is laminated over fiberglass insulation. The result is a product line that can endure temperatures up to 1,200°F without turning brittle!

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Topics: Automotive, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, New Product


6 Tips for Keeping Your Collector Car on the Road

Posted by Lauren on Jul 5, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Hours of sweat pouring work go into keeping up classic cars. But every ounce is worth it once you get it out onto the open road. Still, getting it to that point takes a lot of TLC (and on going TLC!), especially if you live in a climate where your car is sitting in the garage all winter long.

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Resources


New Product Announcement: 3/8" Stud Hi-Amp Circuit Breakers

Posted by Deanna on Jun 30, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Del City has expanded its Hi-Amp Circuit Breaker offering to include the 3/8”Stud Hi-Amp Circuit Breakers. Previously, these were only offered in 1/4” stud. The 3/8” Hi-Amp Stud Circuit Breakers allow for higher torque connections and wider space for heavy gauge wire lugs.

Beyond the 150A the current line goes up to, the 3/8” line is offered in a variety of amperages, including 175A and 200A. Applications for the 3/8” stud breakers include: construction, electric vehicles, heavy truck, industrial, marine and off-road equipment. Select from manual reset, manual reset (switchable) or auto reset.

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Topics: Automotive, Marine, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, New Product


How To Use Butt Connectors

Posted by Nicole on Jun 23, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Knowing how to efficiently and effectively install a butt connector can help make most any vehicle or electrical application or project that much easier. With a few simple steps, you can make your desired electrical connection with ease. All you need are a few simple tools, including:

  1. Wire
  2. Butt Connector(s)
  3. Wire Strippers
  4. Crimping Tool
  5. Heating Tool
  6. Shrink Tubing (Optional)

Review our How To Use Butt Connectors guide below for a step-by-step guide

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles


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