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: Resources, Industry News, Wire


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: Resources, Product Feature, Wire


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


Del City Crossword Puzzle

Posted by Kelsey on Dec 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Del City is going back in time to celebrate the anniversary of the crossword puzzle! Got a long car ride coming up? Bored in some of your time off? No matter what the occasion, a crossword puzzle is sure to please! Check out Del City's crossword puzzle below, just for you! 

*If an answer is two words, the space will count as a square!

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Topics: Resources, Del City News


Anderson SB® Connector Series Product Guide

Posted by Kelsey on Dec 1, 2017 9:44:50 AM

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!

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Topics: Resources, Product Feature


How To Install Anderson SB® Connectors

Posted by Kelsey on Dec 1, 2017 9:43:17 AM

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!

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Topics: How To, Resources, Product Feature


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


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