How To Keep Your Boat Safe and Efficient

Posted by Kelsey on May 23, 2018 7:58:39 AM

Marine and boat applications can be a tricky beast to handle. These applications are subjected to harsh environments on a frequent basis, which can lead to electrical problems. A small electrical problem could result in a safety hazard for those on board and the boat itself. It is best to take care of your marine application before these problems even start. A boat is a job that should take no shortcuts.

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Topics: Marine, Fuses & Fuse Accessories, Wire & Cable, Circuit Breakers

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

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

Wire 101- Types Of Wire

Posted by Heather on Jan 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

There are many types of wire in the electrical world. These can get lost in translation when deciding which wire or cable is the best choice for your application. The following guide outlines common types of wire as well as which applications fit best. With Wire 101, you are sure to learn more about wire and cable!

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Topics: Del City News, Wire & Cable

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: Industrial, Resources, Wire & Cable

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: Resources, Product Feature, Automotive, Specialty Vehicles, Truck/Trailer, Industrial, Wire & Cable

New Product Announcement: Triplex and Quadplex Brake Cable

Posted by Deanna on Sep 1, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Triplex and Quadplex brake cable is now available at Del City. This complementary product to our existing offering has the same properties as our Duplex brake cable and features either three-conductor or four-conductor, PVC jacketed primary wires, laid in parallel. Primarily used for electric brake systems on trucks, buses, and trailers, adding more conductor options allows the end user more flexibility with their wiring needs.

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Topics: New Product, Automotive, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Wire & Cable

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?i Primary wire isone of the most common types of wire to use in electrical builds – specifically in automotive or DC applications.

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Topics: Resources, Automotive, Marine, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Agricultural, Industrial, Product Feature, Wire & Cable

Why Should You Choose Painless Performance Wire Harnesses?

Posted by Megan on May 5, 2016 1:39:00 PM

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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Topics: Automotive, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, New Product, Product Feature, Wire & Cable

Why Choose Shielded Wire for Your Next Wiring Job?

Posted by Deanna on Mar 31, 2016 1:35:00 PM

Looking for a wire that has an added shield protection to help combat the effects of EMI (Electromagnetic Interference)? Among the many assorted types of wire we offer, we now stock Shielded Wire, which is known for doing just that. It features stranded tinned copper conductors, polyethylene insulation, polyester reinforced tape, and stranded tinned copper drain wire shielding with a PVC jacket. 

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Topics: Automotive, Marine, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, New Product, Wire & Cable

Choosing the Right Electrical Wire for Your Install

Posted by Lauren on Feb 18, 2016 1:38:00 PM

So much of our world runs on electricity. What would we do without it? The types of electrical wire vary based on what the end application is. In our world at Del City, it’s all about automotive electrical wire. However, there are many types of electrical wire that fall into the realm of automotive electrical wire. Much of this depends on, again, the application and the environment.

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Topics: Automotive, Marine, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Agricultural, Wire & Cable


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