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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


All About Different Wire Types

Posted by Heather on Aug 3, 2017 3:57:03 PM

Electrical wire comes in all sorts of different sizes, colors and types. How do you know what is the right one to use? We have many to choose from! Take a look at this handy guide for a quick summary.

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Topics: Resources, Industrial, Wire


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


What Is A Solenoid?

Posted by Lauren on Oct 27, 2016 7:46:00 AM

Overview

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?

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Topics: Automotive, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Product Feature


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


Relay Wiring Diagram: What's In A Relay?

Posted by Lauren on Sep 15, 2016 3:00:00 PM

How do relays work? What's in a relay? What do all of those pins do? How do I wire a relay? Great questions! 

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


A Comparison Between Battery Cable And Welding Cable

Posted by Lauren on Sep 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Automotive, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Product Feature


Benefits of Automotive LED Replacement Bulbs

Posted by Deanna on Aug 4, 2016 12:30:00 PM

If you are in the market to replace your vehicle lighting, consider the new LED automotive bulbs.

LEDs are energy efficient, long-lasting, & enhance safety.

One benefit of LED automotive bulbs is that they are extremely energy efficient. They consume up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs and offer a brighter light at lower power consumption. The lower energy consumption offers less maintenance costs due to the longer operational life time of LED lighting.

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


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


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