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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, Automotive, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles


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


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


How To Use a Clamp Making Tool

Posted by Jennifer on May 12, 2016 1:46:00 PM

The one-of-a-kind Clamp Making Tool allows you to make strong, reliable clamps out of simple Stainless Steel Safety Wire.  It can be used to replace worn or ineffective hose clamps, or to create clamps on virtually any material by tightening wires around an object and locking them in place.  Follow these instructions to create your own clamps today!

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


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


How to Jump Start a Car with a Battery Booster Pack

Posted by Lauren on Apr 14, 2016 10:11:37 AM

Having a dead battery is killer. Especially if you're on a job or out in the field and you don't have another car to give you a jump. 

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Resources, Product Feature


How to Use a Wire Loom Tool for the Easiest Install

Posted by Lauren on Mar 17, 2016 9:49:00 AM

Installing wire loom around a wire harness can be a pain. No matter what your application, using a wire loom tool like this loom insertion tool can make the process much save time and frustration by how easy it is to use. 

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


How to Wire a Toggle Switch

Posted by Lauren on Feb 11, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Using a toggle switch to actuate an electrical application is very common. Hook up anywhere from 1 to 4 different accessories, depending on the configuration of your switch. Here we will wire a SPST and a DPDT toggle switch. 

 

What You’ll Need

Step 1

Start by crimping your wire terminals on the run of wire you’re using for the circuit.

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


How To Install Weather Pack Bulkhead Wire Connectors

Posted by Nicole on Feb 5, 2016 10:06:00 AM

Weather Pack wire connectors are the premium line of environmentally sealed connectors from Delphi/Packard. The bulkhead series creates a secure and weather-proof connection for up to 22 wires and 20 amps. These wire connectors are designed with harsh environments in mind and can endure extreme temperatures, moisture, chemicals, and other fluids. Due to the fully-sealed and weather-resistant design of the weather pack wire connectors, they are commonly used in tough application settings including construction, off-road, and farm equipment.

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Topics: How To, Resources, Industrial, Agricultural


How to Install LED Light Strips

Posted by John on Jan 8, 2016 11:10:00 AM

Flexible LED Light Strips can be used on a wide variety of projects. They can be utilized for the interior of your car, below your bar, below your kitchen cabinets, and/or wherever else your creative mind sees fitting. Today, we will be looking at how to install LED Strip Lights. In this installation example, the installation is for a home bar. This is an easy and low-cost installation which drastically improves the image and atmosphere of the room. To illustrate this installation, I’ve put together a step-by-step tutorial on how to install LED strip lighting.

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Topics: How To, Automotive


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