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Types of Relays Explained

Posted by Kelsey on Oct 18, 2017 9:09:00 AM

Puzzled by the seemingly endless types of relays roaming around?

Well you're in luck as we decided to take a look into 5 common relay types in order to simplify this seemingly daunting topic. 

Basically, many people see a relay as a switch. The main difference between a relay and a switch  is that a switch is operated mechanically while a relay is operated electrically. Although this is a pretty general description, each relay follows this same basic principle. Where things start to differ is with the smaller details between each type of relay. Read on to decode the purposes of these relays and figure out which one is right for you!

Confused on what's in a relay? Check out Del City's blog post to get some in depth information on the technical aspects of these products! 

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Industrial


DEUTSCH Products Assembly Guide

Posted by Kelsey on Sep 20, 2017 11:05:52 AM

The DEUTSCH products are built for reliability and quality. With so many series' available, assembling them may get a little confusing. Check out the tutorials below for tips of DEUTSCH products assembly!

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Topics: How To, Resources


How To Solder Battery Lugs

Posted by Heather on Aug 21, 2017 9:28:27 AM

Battery Lugs have a wide variety of uses. In order to make the most of them, knowing how to solder battery lugs is of utmost importance. By following the steps highlighted in this video, you will be a pro at soldering battery lugs in no time! If you have further questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our Technical Support at 1-800-654-4757!

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Topics: How To


How to Test a Solenoid- A Step by Step Guide

Posted by Kelsey on Aug 18, 2017 11:41:32 AM


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? 

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Resources


How To Use Crimping Tools

Posted by Heather on Aug 15, 2017 4:02:19 PM

Getting a quality crimp time after time can be tricky for some of us! Confused on the different types of crimping tools and how to use them? Check out this video on how to use crimping tools to ease those troubles!

If you still have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our Technical Support at 1.800.654.4757! 

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Topics: How To


How To Wire Trailer Lights

Posted by Lauren on Feb 9, 2017 10:49:00 AM

Wiring up trailer lights can seem like a task with all the different wires you need to run, splice, and connect. To make it easy, we got together with our tech and had him break it down for us and put together a simple, step-by-step tutorial. In this video, we used a trailer light kit in order to have an easy, seamless install. Follow along, and if you have questions, give us a call at 1.800.654.4757.

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Topics: How To, Resources, Truck/Trailer


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


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


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


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: How To, Automotive, Resources


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