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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


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


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


Wiring A Relay In Less Than 2 Minutes

Posted by Lauren on Jun 16, 2016 7:38:00 AM

When you’re busy, you need quick advice. So, we got together with a Technical Support Specialist, and had him show us how easy wiring a relay can be!

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


What are the Different Types of Battery Terminals?

Posted by Lauren on May 19, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Heavy gauge wire requires strong and rugged termination due to the current flow and the type of systems they’re commonly used in. However, when considering which battery terminal to use, you’ll run into a lot of options. What are the different types of battery terminals? How do you know the type you’ll need for the job?

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


How to Use Cool Seal Butt Connectors

Posted by Lauren on Apr 28, 2016 3:52:00 PM

Need a fast and easy solution for wiring up your install? Get the job done in a fraction of the time in two simple steps with cool seal butt connectors. No heat or specialty tools required! The secret is in the anaerobic sealant technology.

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Industrial, Specialty Vehicles, Agricultural


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