Anderson is a brand known for their quality connectors and providing superior strength and durability. In addition to Anderson’s line of SB Connectors®, their Powerpole® line is very popular. Like the SB® Connectors, the Powerpole® connectors are genderless and interchangeable. The main difference when it comes to the Powerpole® line is allowing for custom multi-pole configurations. This allows the connectors to be more versatile and work in a wide variety of applications. For even more on why Anderson Powerpole® connectors may be the products for you, read on!
What is Cross-Link Wire?
To put it simply, this wire is a staple when it comes to extreme environments. Commonly found in engine compartments or automotive wiring, it adds protection against corrosive environments and extremely high temperatures. With multiple sizes available (skip down to “different types” for more detail!), it suits a great variety of applications that require more than just an ordinary wire.
Everything You Need to Know About Heat Shrink
In the electrical supply world, heat shrink seems to be everywhere! By the name we can tell there is probably something with heat as well as with becoming smaller in size. Besides that, where do you find heat shrink material? What does it actually do? Why should I even use it? Del City is here to answer these questions and more in order to make sure to add some brightness to your arsenal of knowledge.
Anderson SB® Connector Series Product Guide
The Anderson SB® Connector Series is your go-to for a variety of applications for a professional grade connection. Two housings and four contacts are required for a full assembly of these connectors. Read on for a breakdown of all the Anderson SB Connector products and their many uses!
The Anderson SB® Connector Series is your go-to for a variety of applications for a professional grade connection. Two housings and four contacts are required for a full assembly of these connectors. Check out this video for full installation instructions!
For large over-the-road vehicles, you can’t go without a 7 way trailer plug and socket. Protect your connection from corrosion, plus get a professional, finished look with one of these 7 way trailer plugs and sockets. Rust and wear and tear have nothing on you when you install these on your trailer. It will continue to look great and perform for the long haul.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
Universal chassis wire harnesses by Painless Performance are the easiest preassembled harnesses to install. All preassembled wire harnesses are not made equally. Just one installation with a Painless harness and you will never use an inferior harness again.
Advantages of choosing Painless Performance wire harnesses
Less wires to route. During the final assembly of the harness, Painless groups the wires together based on the appropriate vehicle location. Depending on the application the average harness will have 15-18 groups of wires all wire-tied together. Instead of routing over 100 individual wires, you will only have to route the groupings saving you time and effort.
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