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Types of Circuit Breakers Explained

Posted by Kelsey on Nov 8, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Circuit Breakers Explained

When it comes to circuit breakers, the first thing that should come to your mind is circuit protection. These automatic electrical switches are put in place in order to protect a circuit from excess current. A circuit breaker knows to spring into action when it detects a fault, and does this by interrupting current flow. Without these handy devices, the chances of fires or other electrical issues would skyrocket! A circuit breaker functions a lot like a fuse (see "What Is A Fuse?" for more info) except instead of needing to be replaced after a circuit interruption, a circuit breaker can be used time and time again. Basically, there is a piece of metal in the breaker. When this piece of metal is heated to extreme temperatures, this causes the breaker to “trip.” When the piece of metal in the circuit breaker cools down, it can be reset again. This is how a breaker is built to last longer than a normal fuse.

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Topics: Automotive, Resources


Which Hose Clamps Are Right For You?

Posted by Kelsey on Oct 12, 2017 11:25:00 AM

Hose clamps come in all shapes and sizes with each catering to a different environment, location, vehicle, project, and more!

 

So this plagues the question, which is right for me? How do I know the difference? What do these things even do? Well, we’ve got that covered so your dreary days of hose clamp confusion can be long gone.
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Topics: Resources, Del City News


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


DEUTSCH Products Guide

Posted by Kelsey on Sep 20, 2017 10:47:32 AM

The DEUTSCH brand is known for their high quality and reliable products. With multiple series' available, things can get a little confusing when deciding which one is right for you. Check out this handy guide below for tips on choosing the perfect DEUTSCH products!

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Topics: Resources


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


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


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


7 Way Trailer Plug Diagram

Posted by Lauren on Jan 5, 2017 8:11:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Resources, Truck/Trailer, Product Feature


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


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


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