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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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How to Choose Between a Relay, Solenoid, and Contactor

Posted by R. Iversrud on Oct 22, 2020 8:28:00 AM

Relays, solenoids, and contactors are all switches—whether electro-mechanical or solid state—but there are critical differences that make each suitable for different applications. In this article, we will explain how each of these devices work and discuss some key selection considerations.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Buying Guides, Relays

Two Things to Double-Check When Choosing Battery Cables – and More

Posted by R. Iversrud on Sep 25, 2020 1:03:59 PM

The battery cable is among the most important components in a battery management system. High quality battery cables will help ensure you have power and avoid battery drain—but only if they are properly sized, installed and maintained.

There are two things you must absolutely double-check when selecting your battery cables.

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Battery Management, Wire & Cable

Waytek and CIT Relay & Switch Announce New Distribution Partnership

Posted by S. Green on Aug 26, 2020 7:44:43 AM

CIT Relay & Switch and electrical components distributor Waytek have formalized a distribution agreement for Picker Components products with the option to distribute additional CIT products moving forward

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Waytek Wins 2020 Minnesota Family Business Award

Posted by S. Green on Aug 19, 2020 8:41:03 AM

Chosen from a field of nearly 100 nominations, Waytek is honored to be a recipient of this annual award presented by Twin Cities Business.

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