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


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?i Primary wire isone of the most common types of wire to use in electrical builds – specifically in automotive or DC applications.

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Topics: Resources, Automotive, Marine, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Agricultural, Industrial, Product Feature, Wire & Cable


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: Resources, Automotive, Industrial, Agricultural, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Marine, Del City News


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, Specialty Vehicles, Truck/Trailer, Resources, Agricultural, Wire Connectors & Quick Splices


New Product Announcement: Aluminized Fiberglass Insulated Products

Posted by Kevin on Jul 14, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Are you looking for more protection in a high temp environment? Do you need to reflect heat away from sensitive electronics, wiring, and hoses? If so… an aluminized fiberglass product is your ideal solution!

What is aluminized fiberglass?

Aluminized fiberglass is a material created when an aluminized metal is laminated over fiberglass insulation. The result is a product line that can endure temperatures up to 1,200°F without turning brittle!

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


6 Tips for Keeping Your Collector Car on the Road

Posted by Lauren on Jul 5, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Hours of sweat pouring work go into keeping up classic cars. But every ounce is worth it once you get it out onto the open road. Still, getting it to that point takes a lot of TLC (and on going TLC!), especially if you live in a climate where your car is sitting in the garage all winter long.

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Topics: Resources, How To, Automotive


New Product Announcement: 3/8" Stud Hi-Amp Circuit Breakers

Posted by Deanna on Jun 30, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Del City has expanded its Hi-Amp Circuit Breaker offering to include the 3/8”Stud Hi-Amp Circuit Breakers. Previously, these were only offered in 1/4” stud. The 3/8” Hi-Amp Stud Circuit Breakers allow for higher torque connections and wider space for heavy gauge wire lugs.

Beyond the 150A the current line goes up to, the 3/8” line is offered in a variety of amperages, including 175A and 200A. Applications for the 3/8” stud breakers include: construction, electric vehicles, heavy truck, industrial, marine and off-road equipment. Select from manual reset, manual reset (switchable) or auto reset.

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Topics: New Product, Automotive, Marine, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Circuit Breakers


How To Use Butt Connectors

Posted by Nicole on Jun 23, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Knowing how to efficiently and effectively install a butt connector can help make most any vehicle or electrical application or project that much easier. With a few simple steps, you can make your desired electrical connection with ease. All you need are a few simple tools, including:

  1. Wire
  2. Butt Connector(s)
  3. Wire Strippers
  4. Crimping Tool
  5. Heating Tool
  6. Shrink Tubing (Optional)

Review our How To Use Butt Connectors guide below for a step-by-step guide

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


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, Relays & Power Distribution


New Product Announcement: ZCI Zero Contact Interface Trailer Light Power Module

Posted by Kevin on Jun 9, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Getting your trailer ready for the summer season? Del City now offers just the product to take the headache out of getting your trailer lights all connected! Our new product will eliminate the chance of you damaging your vehicle because it uses sensors that snap over your vehicle wiring to detect current and engage trailer lights. Hence the name, these sensors have “zero contact” with your vehicles lighting system. 

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


New Product Announcement: ARIES Floor Mats & Vehicle Guards

Posted by Deanna on Jun 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Introducing Del City’s newest product extension, ARIES Floor Mats & Vehicle Guards. ARIES specializes in custom-fit vehicle accessories including: bull bars, side bars, grille guards, running boards, Jeep-specific products, floor mats and seat defenders to protect and customize your vehicle. When buying ARIES products, customers can expect quality, durability, and a rugged/sporty style. 

 

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


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, Battery Cables & Accessories


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