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What Is A Fuse?

Posted by Lauren on Dec 2, 2016 12:52:00 PM

What is a fuse? Simply put, it's your first line of defense against a short circuit. 

When a circuit experiences an excessive amount of current flow, fuses heat up and blow to protect the circuit from damage, such as fires. Usually, fuses are found close to the battery in order to avoid battery damage from a direct short in the cables coming off the posts. Often times you'll find one larger fuse block closer to the battery, and then have the circuit branch out further away with additional, smaller fuse blocks.

Fuses function similar to circuit breakers, except circuit breakers are often more accessible. Typically, engineering schematics will dictate when and where you'll need to use fuses versus circuit breakers. 

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


How To Install Battery Cable Repair Splices

Posted by Lauren on Nov 11, 2016 10:45:28 AM

Quickly and conveniently repair cable harnesses with battery cable repair splices. Instead of replacing the entire harness, simply replace the damaged or corroded battery terminals. Plus, even with the repair splice, you'll still have an OEM style fit!

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


What Is A Solenoid?

Posted by Lauren on Oct 27, 2016 7:46:00 AM

Overview

Often times when working on high amperage applications a solenoid is incorporated into the wiring system. This is due to their ability to control a large output of power with very little power input. But, what is a solenoid?

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


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! 

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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 LED automotive bulbs 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


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