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


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


What Does A Resistor Do And Why Is It Important?

Posted by Lisa on Aug 4, 2016 11:30:00 AM

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?

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


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


Enhanced Site Search Driven by Customer Feedback

Posted by David on Jul 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Do you ever wonder if companies actually read the feedback you submit regarding your experience, whether it’s through a survey, a comment on social media or simply filling out a contact form? I can’t speak for other companies but at Del City, every comment, every review, every survey response or any other form of feedback is reviewed by a member of the Del City staff and indexed to help us continuously improve as a company. Voice of the customer, or VOC, is a paramount component to determining the way we go to market and any changes we decide to make organizationally. It is our goal to be a service leader in the industry and that is only possible if we truly address customer feedback, good or bad.

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Topics: Automotive, Marine, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Del City News, Agricultural


How To Wire Weather Pack Connectors

Posted by Lauren on Jul 21, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Who doesn't love the Weather Pack connectors? Really. With their superior environmental sealing, they are one of the best options when working on wiring in an automotive engine compartment. However, their high performance and design makes them equally suitable for most other marine, agricultural, and fleet applications.

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Marine, Resources, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Agricultural


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