Ask the Expert: Air Brakes & Automotive Braking

Posted by Kelsey on Apr 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Everyone knows that brakes cause a vehicle to stop, but may not exactly know how brakes work. There is not solely one type of brake, so to clear up any confusion we sat down with Del City’s Technical Specialist. In this segment, our Technical Specialist will answer common questions about air brakes and hydraulic brakes, as well as how they differ from electric brakes. Hopefully our Technical Specialist is able to clear up this topic and increase your industry knowledge of these systems.

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Topics: Truck/Trailer, Resources, Product Feature, Hoses, Grommets & Clamps

Battery Cable: Next Steps

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 21, 2018 7:30:00 AM

We all know that there are multiple types of battery cable with various benefits and uses. Didn’t know that? Check out our post "Battery Cable: Uses, Types & Benefits for more info. You may have decided that battery cable is right for your application, that’s great! The question persists…what do I do now? In this post we go into detail on different accessories or products that allow you to make the absolute most of your battery cable.

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Topics: Product Feature, Resources, Battery Cables & Accessories

How To Use Rennsteig Compact Cable Cutter D15

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 12, 2018 8:02:44 AM

Rennsteig tools tools provide quality and versatility for your specific application. This video highlights the Rennsteig Cable Cutter and its strength. It creates a smooth, clean cut every time with minimal effort. For comparison, we have compared the Rennsteig cutter to "other" brand to show the strength! See the links below the video for more Rennsteig videos!

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Topics: How To, Resources, Hand Tools & Testers

How To Change Dies For The Rennsteig PEW12 Crimp Tool

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 12, 2018 7:56:08 AM

The PEW 12 crimp tool from Rennsteig is a high precision ratchet crimp tool that is versatile. The versatility comes from the multiple dies that are interchangeable for different terminal types. This means one crimp tool frame for all your crimping needs! See the video below for step-by-step instructions on how to change the dies in the Rennsteig PEW12 Crimp Tool System.

See below the video for links to even more Rennsteig tool videos!

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Topics: How To, Resources, Product Feature, Hand Tools & Testers

How To Use Rennsteig MultiStrip® 10 Wire Stripper

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 12, 2018 7:50:22 AM

Stripping wire is incredibly important in a multitude of electrical jobs. In this video, Del City features Rennsteig wire strippers and how to best utilize the tool. To see more how-to videos, check out the links below the video. See our full selection of Rennsteig tools here!

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Topics: How To, Resources, Hand Tools & Testers

How To Use Rennsteig PEW12 Crimp Tool System- Metri-Pack

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 12, 2018 7:46:59 AM

Rennsteig tools offer a product for almost every job. Whether it be a crimp tool, cable/wire cutter, die changes, or a wire stripper, Rennsteig has it all. Del City has created a detailed video to show how to use the Rennsteig Crimp Tool System with Metri-Pack terminals. For more how-to information for Rennsteig tools, see the links below!

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Topics: How To, Resources, Product Feature, Hand Tools & Testers

Battery Cable: Uses, Types & Benefits

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 7, 2018 8:19:09 AM

Battery Cable is a vital product when it comes to providing a link between the battery and fuse block or starter. A faulty connection can lead to poor application performance, battery breakage, damaged parts, and increased safety hazards. Del City is here to educate on the different types of battery cables as well as provide you with the perfect cable for your application.

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Topics: Resources, Product Feature, Wire & Cable

Top Safety Tips For Electrical Jobs

Posted by Kelsey on Mar 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Top 5 Safety Tips For Electrical Jobs

We know you’ve heard it a million times; safety is important. We’re not here to lecture you about the “do’s and don’ts” of electrical safety, but rather how you can help yourself to come out of a project both successfully and safely. By following these 5 electrical safety tips, we will be able rest easy knowing that you made it out without a scratch or a shock!

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Topics: Resources, How To, Chemicals, Safety, and Wipers

Anderson Powerpole® Connectors Product Guide

Posted by Kelsey on Feb 8, 2018 11:07:08 AM

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!

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Topics: Product Feature, Del City News, Resources, Wire Connectors & Quick Splices

Wire 201: Wiring Basics

Posted by Heather on Jan 15, 2018 8:02:00 AM

Following up on Wire 101: Types of Wire, Del City is continuing to educate. In this installment, we will go over wiring basics and how they pertain to the electrical world. 

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Topics: Wire & Cable, Industry News, Resources

A Guide To Cross-Link Wire

Posted by Kelsey on Jan 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM

With all the different kind of wire roaming about, it may be tough to choose which is right for your application.  Cross-Link Wire is crucial when it comes to severe environments. Have more questions? Read on about this useful wire!


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.

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Topics: Product Feature, Resources, Wire & Cable

What Is Heat Shrink?

Posted by Kelsey on Jan 1, 2018 10:15:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: How To, Resources, Product Feature, Terminals


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