How to Test a Solenoid- A Step by Step Guide

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 […]

What Is A Solenoid?

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?

What are Single Pole Electrical Switches and Double Pole Electrical Switches?

SPST switch? SPDT switch? DPST switch? DPDT switch? Whoa – pump the breaks. What do all those letters stand for? What do these electrical switches do? Let’s start with some basics.   How does a switch work? An electrical switch always has a few different ratings: amperage, voltage, and type of voltage. Amperage is the measurement of […]

How to Wire a Toggle Switch

Using a toggle switch to actuate an electrical application is very common. Hook up anywhere from 1 to 4 different accessories, depending on the configuration of your switch. Here we will wire a SPST and a DPDT toggle switch. What You’ll Need Toggle Switch Electrical Wire Wire Terminals Crimp Tool Step 1 Start by crimping your wire […]

Choosing a Custom Carling Rocker Switch

  Durability and reliability is essential. With the Carling V-Series, you get both custom to your needs. With the rigorous testing and high Carling standards, these Carling rocker switches are perfect for marine panels, trucks, buses, trailer, construction, farm, and recreation equipment. What I love about this line is the versatility.

Cole Hersee Plastic Solenoids

Cole Hersee plastic solenoids are constructed of glass-filled nylon, making them extremely light weight and durable. They are naturally resistant to corrosion compared to traditional metal housing solenoids. These plastic solenoids are resistant to high or low temperatures (-40°C to 60°C) allowing them to be used in a wide variety of applications.  Del City now […]