Wiring and power systems can be a little tricky to wrap your head around, especially when it comes to something as specific as a solenoid. This device is necessary with your vehicle’s starter in order to keep your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently. But you may be wondering, how do I know my solenoid works properly?
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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