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How To Increase Trailer Efficiency and Longevity

Posted by Kelsey on May 17, 2018 9:50:00 AM

There are more types of trailers in various sizes on the road than ever before. 

The January 2018 prediction for the trailer industry was very favorable, and it has continued to meet those standards. A lot of this growth has come from increased efficiency, increased safety, and cost savings. You may be asking, how can efficiency and safety be increased while spending less money? The answer is in the longevity of the trailers themselves. When putting in the extra time and necessary equipment, you see an increase in positive attributes. Although it will be pricier up front for a job well done, the trailers are seeing decreased costs over time.

 

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Topics: Trailer Connectors, Truck/Trailer, How To


Types of Circuit Breakers Explained

Posted by Kelsey on May 10, 2018 10:49:00 AM

Circuit Breakers Explained

When it comes to circuit breakers, the first thing that should come to your mind is circuit protection. These automatic electrical switches are put in place in order to protect a circuit from excess current. A circuit breaker knows to spring into action when it detects a fault, and does this by interrupting current flow. Without these handy devices, the chances of fires or other electrical issues would skyrocket! A circuit breaker functions a lot like a fuse (see "What Is A Fuse?" for more info) except instead of needing to be replaced after a circuit interruption, a circuit breaker can be used time and time again. Basically, there is a piece of metal in the breaker. When this piece of metal is heated to extreme temperatures, this causes the breaker to “trip.” When the piece of metal in the circuit breaker cools down, it can be reset again. This is how a breaker is built to last longer than a normal fuse.

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Topics: Circuit Breakers


Compression Lugs and Terminals In Agriculture

Posted by Kelsey on May 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Electrical supplies are often associated in our minds with automobiles, such as everyday vehicles and semi-trucks. While electrical supplies are common in these markets, people often forget about the agricultural sector. Agriculture is a growing industry that utilizes electrical supplies. According to the World Bank, agriculture is growing so fast that it is estimated to feed 9.7 billion people by 2050. With this type of growth and potential benefits, the highest quality supplies are necessary to keep this market on track in a possibly changing environment.

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Topics: Battery Cables & Accessories


Ask the Expert: Air Brakes & Automotive Braking

Posted by Kelsey on Apr 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Everyone knows that brakes cause a vehicle to stop, but may not exactly know how brakes work. There is not solely one type of brake, so to clear up any confusion we sat down with Del City’s Technical Specialist. In this segment, our Technical Specialist will answer common questions about air brakes and hydraulic brakes, as well as how they differ from electric brakes. Hopefully our Technical Specialist is able to clear up this topic and increase your industry knowledge of these systems.

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Topics: Truck/Trailer, Resources, Product Feature, Hoses, Grommets & Clamps


Battery Cable: Next Steps

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 21, 2018 7:30:00 AM

We all know that there are multiple types of battery cable with various benefits and uses. Didn’t know that? Check out our post "Battery Cable: Uses, Types & Benefits for more info. You may have decided that battery cable is right for your application, that’s great! The question persists…what do I do now? In this post we go into detail on different accessories or products that allow you to make the absolute most of your battery cable.

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Topics: Product Feature, Resources, Battery Cables & Accessories


How To Use Rennsteig Compact Cable Cutter D15

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 12, 2018 8:02:44 AM

Rennsteig tools tools provide quality and versatility for your specific application. This video highlights the Rennsteig Cable Cutter and its strength. It creates a smooth, clean cut every time with minimal effort. For comparison, we have compared the Rennsteig cutter to "other" brand to show the strength! See the links below the video for more Rennsteig videos!

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Topics: How To, Resources, Hand Tools & Testers


How To Change Dies For The Rennsteig PEW12 Crimp Tool

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 12, 2018 7:56:08 AM

The PEW 12 crimp tool from Rennsteig is a high precision ratchet crimp tool that is versatile. The versatility comes from the multiple dies that are interchangeable for different terminal types. This means one crimp tool frame for all your crimping needs! See the video below for step-by-step instructions on how to change the dies in the Rennsteig PEW12 Crimp Tool System.

See below the video for links to even more Rennsteig tool videos!

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Topics: How To, Resources, Product Feature, Hand Tools & Testers


How To Use Rennsteig PEW12 Crimp Tool System- Weather Pack

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 12, 2018 7:53:39 AM

Rennsteig provides high quality crimp tools, cutters, strippers and more to make your job as easy as possible. This video shows step by step instructions on how to use a Rennsteig Crimp Tool to crimp a Weather Pack terminal.

For even more Rennsteig how-to videos, check out the links below the video!

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Topics: How To, Product Feature, Hand Tools & Testers


How To Use Rennsteig MultiStrip® 10 Wire Stripper

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 12, 2018 7:50:22 AM

Stripping wire is incredibly important in a multitude of electrical jobs. In this video, Del City features Rennsteig wire strippers and how to best utilize the tool. To see more how-to videos, check out the links below the video. See our full selection of Rennsteig tools here!

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Topics: How To, Resources, Hand Tools & Testers


How To Use Rennsteig PEW12 Crimp Tool System- Metri-Pack

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 12, 2018 7:46:59 AM

Rennsteig tools offer a product for almost every job. Whether it be a crimp tool, cable/wire cutter, die changes, or a wire stripper, Rennsteig has it all. Del City has created a detailed video to show how to use the Rennsteig Crimp Tool System with Metri-Pack terminals. For more how-to information for Rennsteig tools, see the links below!

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Topics: How To, Resources, Product Feature, Hand Tools & Testers


Battery Cable: Uses, Types & Benefits

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 7, 2018 8:19:09 AM

Battery Cable is a vital product when it comes to providing a link between the battery and fuse block or starter. A faulty connection can lead to poor application performance, battery breakage, damaged parts, and increased safety hazards. Del City is here to educate on the different types of battery cables as well as provide you with the perfect cable for your application.

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Topics: Resources, Product Feature, Wire & Cable


Top Safety Tips For Electrical Jobs

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Top 5 Safety Tips For Electrical Jobs

We know you’ve heard it a million times; safety is important. We’re not here to lecture you about the “do’s and don’ts” of electrical safety, but rather how you can help yourself to come out of a project both successfully and safely. By following these 5 electrical safety tips, we will be able rest easy knowing that you made it out without a scratch or a shock!

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Topics: Resources, How To, Chemicals, Safety, and Wipers


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