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Waytek Announces Funding to Plant 20,000 Trees with Eden Reforestation Projects

Posted by S. Green on Mar 4, 2021 8:08:30 AM

Funding is the culmination of Waytek’s successful initiative enabling customers to opt in for digital versions of its product catalog

CHANHASSEN, MN, March 4, 2021 – Electrical components distributor Waytek, Inc. has announced funding for 20,000 trees to be planted by Eden Reforestation Projectsa 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works in developing countries to rebuild natural landscapes  destroyed by deforestation.

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How to Handle Battery Switching and Circuit Protection at the Same Time

Posted by S. Green on Feb 23, 2021 10:07:31 AM

For the first time, a rotary battery switch and a resettable circuit breaker have been combined into a single product, the Series 53 Branch Disconnect Circuit Breaker from Mechanical Products.

Ideal for use in the marine, RV, truck and heavy equipment industries, the MP Series 53 brings the advantages of a smaller footprint, quicker installation, lower cost, and user convenience. It promises to become a go-to solution for OEMs and upfitters seeking more efficient ways to disconnect and protect primary current and heavy duty mobile electrical equipment.

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A Basic Guide to Circuit Breaker Types

Posted by R. Iversrud on Feb 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM

                          

Circuit breakers are increasingly being used instead of fuses for transportation equipment of all types. Circuit breakers have many virtues: They're more durable, they're easier to reset and replace, and they can be ordered in types and sizes that work in most places where fuses would be used on vehicles.

Perhaps most important, circuit breakers with reset buttons enable users to immediately cut power, providing an added level of personal safety not available with fuses.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Circuit Protection

A Cooler, Smaller Way to Charge and Isolate an Auxiliary Battery

Posted by S. Green on Feb 8, 2021 11:35:44 AM

InPower has introduced a cool (literally) and efficient new product with its new ABS3 Solid State Programmable Auxiliary Battery Switch.

The ideal solution for charging and isolating an auxiliary battery from a vehicle’s  chassis battery and alternator, the ABS3 uses solid-state contactor technology and ultra-cool, heat-dissipating power terminal technology, all in a smaller footprint than traditional battery isolators and separators.

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Fuses 101: What You Need to Know

Posted by R. Iversrud on Jan 22, 2021 7:37:57 AM

While circuit breakers are becoming more prominent in 12-volt system design, the fuse remains a common, and useful, technology. If you're not up on your fuses, here's an overview of where they fit into automotive circuit protection.

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Topics: Fuses

Waytek and Amphenol Sine Systems Announce New Distribution Partnership

Posted by S. Green on Jan 5, 2021 10:30:04 AM

Amphenol Sine Systems and electrical components distributor Waytek have formalized a partnership to distribute a full line of interconnect products.

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Waytek Receives Gold Standard of Achievement from Intelligentics

Posted by S. Green on Dec 18, 2020 12:11:45 PM

Award signifies Waytek’s success in improving customer service through electronic channels, with attainment of a 95 out of 100 possible score for one year of email quality assessments

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How to Choose Between Battery Isolators and Separators

Posted by R. Iversrud on Dec 9, 2020 11:55:59 AM

Controlling parasitic loads (battery drain) and properly distributing electrical power is crucial to keeping vehicles working. However, this requires balancing the needs of the battery against those of the electrical system.

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Topics: Battery Management, Battery Isolators, Battery Separators

Guide to Successful Dual Voltage Systems

Posted by R. Iversrud on Dec 9, 2020 11:38:06 AM

Dual voltage electrical systems solve many power requirement problems in today's trucks, buses and motor coaches, but like any specialized technology, dual voltage establishes its own rules.

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How to Choose the Right Power Distribution Module

Posted by R. Iversrud on Nov 9, 2020 10:50:56 AM

Power distribution modules, or PDMs, have been called by many different names: Power distribution centers or units, electrical centers, and even electrical boxes. In any case, it boils down to this: PDMs are circuits in an enclosure, distributing power from a central power source to many smaller circuits around a vehicle or equipment.

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