Bussmann by Eaton, one of the biggest names in power management has released a comprehensive guide to electrical overcurrent protection and electrical design considerations, based on the 2014 NEC®.
What Are "Telematics"?
Fleetmatics.com defines Telematics as "any integrated use of telecommunications with information and communications technology. It is the technology of sending, receiving and storing information relating to remote objects – like vehicles – via telecommunication devices". This is often achieved through a combination of a GPS receiver and an electronic GSM device that use software to communicate vehicle data to another location.
While Waytek is Wired To Serve™ a diverse range of circuit protection, to provide the best product for your needs it is imperative to identify what your system truly requires.
In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) passed a mandate requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs) to be used in all commercial motor vehicles where paper driver logs are currently required.
When it comes to battery management, both Battery Isolators and Automatic Charging Relays (also called ACRs or voltage sensitive relays) both safeguard reserve battery power, so as to prevent breakdowns and protect other vital vehicle or boat functions.
So then, how are these two components different? Is one better than the other? Who should choose one over the other? Here, we examine these questions.
Molex has a history of making industry leading crimp tools, so it's no surprise they have some excellent resources for crimping wire.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 15,000 injuries and 200 deaths occur each year as a result of back-up crashes, as of 2014. This is also the year they announced that rear visibility technology, i.e. backup cameras, will be required in all vehicles built in and after May 2018.
Power inverters are an important tool for fleets, especially commercial long-haul trucks who want to attract and retain drivers despite the current labor shortage. However there are many technical aspects to consider when making this substantial purchase.
The Wire Processing Technology Expo is always a great place to see new products, and the 2016 show was no exception. When visiting our vendors, we were almost overwhelmed by sea of new parts, however there were a few that stood out from the pack.
Last week, Waytek attended the National Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo in Milwaukee, WI. As always, it was a great opportunity to network, catch some seminars and see some familiar faces. But these things are all just the "coating on the wire", because for us, the best part of attending industry events like this is catching up on the latest trends, innovations and hot topics- here are some we heard the most buzz about this year.