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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

Implementing a Telematics Solution for Your Fleet? Transparency is Key.

Posted by G. Christianson on Jul 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM


Are you planning to upgrade your fleet's automotive electrical system with a telematics solution?

In our earlier post, " What Are Telematics and Why Are They Important?", we introduced the concept of telematics and listed some common applications used by fleets to help improve business. 

While telematics are an incredibly useful tool for building a more efficient fleet, many fleets struggle with implementing them due to concern on the part of drivers about privacy and how the data will be used. In this post, we explore how to balance fleet efficiency with team morale.
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Topics: Industry Updates, How To, Resources & Tools, Fleet Management, Telematics

Wire Crimping Techniques & Tools by Molex®

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Jun 9, 2016 2:41:06 PM

Molex® has a history of making industry leading crimp tools, so it's no surprise they have some excellent resources for crimping wire.

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Crimping, Molex, Wire & Cable

How to Choose a Power Inverter by Eaton

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Jun 2, 2016 1:36:27 PM

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.

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Topics: How To, Fleet Management, Power Inverters, Eaton

How to Develop a Preventative Fleet Maintenance Schedule

Posted by G. Christianson on May 24, 2016 11:30:00 AM


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the old saying goes, and this is as true of maintaining your fleet as it is of maintaining your health. A preventative fleet maintenance schedule helps ensure your fleet is in top condition and reduces the amount of time you'll have to take vehicles off the road. But what's the best way to start?

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Topics: How To, Fleet Management, Vehicles

How to Prep Your Fleet for the Summer Heat

Posted by G. Christianson on May 3, 2016 2:11:58 PM


Summer is coming, and with it will come batteries that drain faster, engines that overheat quicker, tires deflating, and other fleet issues that can pop up at the worst possible time. If you want to beat the heat and keep your fleet rolling, here's what you should be aware of, and how to prepare for it.

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Topics: How To, Fleet Management, Maintenance

How to Get More Life Out of Batteries

Posted by G. Christianson on Feb 9, 2016 11:37:34 AM

A commercial operation often runs on its batteries. Poorly maintained batteries can take fleets off the road right when they need to be rolling the most. So how can you get more life out of your batteries, and keep up with proper battery management?

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Fleet Management, Battery Management

Circuit Protection and Beyond: How To Keep Fleet Electrical Systems In Top Form

Posted by G. Christianson on Jan 26, 2016 12:09:58 PM

Your vehicle depends on its electrical system to do a myriad of things, from starting the engine to running the safety gear. And like any vehicle system, it needs care and respect to run at its best. But how do you keep an automotive electrical system functioning at it's peak?

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Circuit Protection

How to Select Circuit Protection for Your Application

Posted by G. Christianson on Oct 23, 2015 10:27:59 AM

Mobile equipment like construction equipment, agricultural equipment, emergency vehicles, boats, and trucks must be designed with safety as a top priority. Not only do these vehicles represent a major capital investment, they're used by humans whose lives could be at stake if safety standards are not met. Any electronic component within a vehicle must be designed for both performance and safety. Many are susceptible to electrical hazards like electrostatic discharge and switching loads in circuits, so protective devices are necessary.

 

 

In today's vehicles, onboard electronics connect to the battery and the alternator. The alternator is often the culprit for transient phenomena like "load dump." This happens when a discharged battery is disconnected while the alternator is generating current and the alternator current continues to service other loads. Electrical spikes can lead to malfunctions and permanent damage to electronic components and could ultimately threaten vehicle reliability and safety.

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Topics: How To, Circuit Protection, Buying Guides

Overcurrent: Eliminate the Hazards

Posted by J. Gieseke on Mar 6, 2015 3:00:01 AM

When considering the generic application for circuit protection within the confines of appliance or equipment design, there are 3 significant categories of consideration.

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Topics: How To, Circuit Protection, Overcurrent


 

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