When selecting circuit protection devices for trucks, off-road equipment and other mobile equipment, it’s important to have a complete understanding of the system to be protected. Don’t rush or minimize the process when planning your circuit protection.
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Choosing the right electrical connector for your application is important for the design of your vehicle or mobile equipment. The appropriate wire connectors can provide a reliable means to modularize, reduce space usage, or improve manufacturability and field maintenance. In this article we’ll cover key criteria to consider when selecting electrical interconnect components.
Automotive wiring has a tough job to do. It must operate in adverse conditions such as extreme heat and cold, vibration, moisture, and chemicals. Chemical corrosion has increased over the years due to the use of magnesium chloride and calcium chloride as anti-icing agents instead of salt. Taken together, all these factors can cause connectors to corrode and wires to pull out, resulting in equipment downtime and repair costs.
Here are few tips to extend the life of your automotive wires and connections and keep them functioning in top form.
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.
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.
Molex® has a history of making industry leading crimp tools, so it's no surprise they have some excellent resources for crimping wire.
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.
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?
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.
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?