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4 Tips For Choosing Wire Loom

Posted by Lauren on Sep 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Protecting your wire is important, and choosing the right type of wire loom can have a big impact on the level of protection and look of the install. To make sure you get what you need, here's a few tips when choosing wire loom for your build.

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


How To Use A Ratchet Crimp Tool

Posted by Lauren on Sep 22, 2016 8:03:00 AM

Getting a consistent and quality crimp every time can be tough, but using a ratchet crimp tool can help! In the demonstration below, a double ratchet crimp tool is being used, which provides even better connection protection.

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


Relay Wiring Diagram: What's In A Relay?

Posted by Lauren on Sep 15, 2016 3:00:00 PM

How do relays work? What's in a relay? What do all of those pins do? How do I wire a relay? Great questions! 

We took some time to go inside a relay to answer those questions, and broke it down in a simple relay wiring diagram for you to keep at your fingertips.

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


A Comparison Between Battery Cable And Welding Cable

Posted by Lauren on Sep 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

We often hear "what's the difference between battery cable and welding cable?" That's a good question! While these types of cables appear to be quite similar by their exterior construction, they become very different beginning with the copper strands inside...and that's just the start.

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


New Product Announcement: Triplex and Quadplex Brake Cable

Posted by Deanna on Sep 1, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Triplex and Quadplex brake cable is now available at Del City. This complementary product to our existing offering has the same properties as our Duplex brake cable and features either three-conductor or four-conductor, PVC jacketed primary wires, laid in parallel. Primarily used for electric brake systems on trucks, buses, and trailers, adding more conductor options allows the end user more flexibility with their wiring needs.

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


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


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