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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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Preventing Gun Theft from Vehicles: The Egis Advanced Gun Lock Timer

Posted by S. Green on Aug 13, 2020 12:36:50 PM

Now more than ever, it’s important to keep weapons safe from theft. The Advanced Gun Lock Timer with Lock-Out Protection, a new product from Egis Mobile Electric, raises the bar substantially on gun storage safety in vehicles.

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Simplifying Circuit Protection and Power Distribution

Posted by R. Iversrud on Jul 27, 2020 1:23:43 PM

Next-generation power distribution models, called hard-wired boxes, streamline circuit protection and power distribution with features that support easier installation and maintenance as well as protect against premature failure.

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Industry Standards Explained: What They Are and Why They Matter

Posted by K. Gloppen on Jul 15, 2020 3:46:34 PM

Anyone who works with electrical systems has seen their fair share of acronyms related to industry standards, from ABYC to UL/CSA. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most common standards you’re likely to encounter in the Waytek catalog, and why they make a difference for the parts you purchase.

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Waytek and Egis Mobile Electric Announce Distribution Agreement

Posted by K. Gloppen on Jun 30, 2020 7:15:07 AM

Waytek expands offering to include Egis’ fuse blocks, time-delay cut-off relays, and bus bars

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How to Install a Battery Equalizer System

Posted by R. Iversrud on Jun 22, 2020 8:21:03 AM

Preserve battery life and make a safer 12/24V system with a battery equalizer. Here are step-by-step instructions, including:
  • Determining the proper equalizer size
  • Selecting a mounting location
  • Choosing the right wire gauge
  • Wiring the equalizer system
  • Post-installation maintenance
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Equalizers in Dual Voltage Systems: What and Why

Posted by R. Iversrud on May 20, 2020 11:03:21 AM

When to Use an Equalizer in Dual Voltage Systems

Up until the 1950s, most vehicles had a 6V electrical system. Even in the days before light bars and cell phone chargers, that just wasn’t enough power. Newfangled inventions like power windows were stressing 6V systems to the max.

To meet the demand for more power, the auto industry standardized on a 12V system. That was 70 years ago. It’s no surprise that 12V just isn’t sufficient for many modern applications.

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Waytek and Trombetta Announce New Distribution Partnership

Posted by K. Gloppen on May 14, 2020 7:52:53 AM

Trombetta and electrical components distributor Waytek have formalized a partnership to distribute a full line of DC power management solutions.

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