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Amp Up Your Circuit Protection - and Reduce Fleet Vehicle Downtime

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Apr 1, 2016 12:43:27 PM

Running a fleet isn't cheap. When asked to list some of the top costs, many people would likely name fuel, oil, or tires. However one major cost that some do not even consider is fleet downtime. With the high cost of purchasing and maintaining fleet vehicles, every hour or day they are out of commission equals profits lost. In a 2015 survey conducted by Decisiv, a fleet management software company, fleets reported that downtime cost them an average of $448 to $760 a day, per vehicle.

Electrical system problems is a common cause of downtime and service calls for fleet vehicles, with blown fuses being one of the most common types. Modern applications require more power than ever before, which can overload circuits. 

As technology advances, the demand for high amperage circuit protection only increases. To support these applications, we're proud to announce we now carry the Series 17 Thermal Circuit Breakers by Mechanical Products (MP) in high amp options of up to 300A.

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Topics: New Products, Circuit Protection, Fleet Management

Why it Pays to Invest in the Next Generation of Forward & Reverse Relay Modules

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Mar 4, 2016 10:14:41 AM

Ever since Waytek added the newest Forward & Reverse Relay Module from Cole Hersee by Littelfuse, we've noticed strong interest from many customers, along with many questions and comments about this new generation of relay modules. Below, we have outlined the features and benefits to help you better understand this new product class.

 

 

 

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Topics: New Products, Resources & Tools, Relays

Meet the Newest Gen of USB Chargers for Commercial Equipment

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Feb 26, 2016 9:28:46 AM

It's 2016, and people rely on more personal electronic devices than ever before.

 

Oh, you wanted me to tell you something you didn't know? Sure thing - I'm happy to report that Waytek has added some of the newest and hottest USB charging components on the market and has seen unprecedented sales in this category.

But what's driving this boom? How are these new generation of chargers different? Let's discuss...

 

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Topics: New Products

SHIFTING PREFERENCES: Why the use of Electronic Controls is growing

Posted by B. Nowak on Jul 14, 2015 7:15:24 AM

The benefits of electronic controls align closely with the preferences of operators and fleet managers, as well as the OEMs and system integrators who design and build small and large vehicles. Consequently, electronic controls are increasingly used across a range of on- and off-highway vehicle applications, especially where uptime is key.

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Topics: Industry Updates, New Products, Resources & Tools, New Technologies, Vehicles

Heavy Duty Welding Cable Alternative to Battery Cable

Posted by G. Christianson on May 29, 2014 7:06:42 AM

Welding cable was originally designed and intended for connecting welding equipment and grounds. It is a high voltage cable built for flexibility so the welder doesn't have to drag a heavy, stiff cable while working. The transportation, vehicle and heavy equipment industries have recognized the benefits of welding cable's high flexibility, high voltage, and high heat capabilities and are using it as an alternative to battery cable.

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Topics: How To, New Products

What to do When Deutsch Connectors are Difficult to Source?

Posted by G. Christianson on May 27, 2014 6:18:15 AM

Deutsch connectors are in high demand and can be difficult to source due to manufacturer lead times. You see Deutsch connectors everywhere on trucks, construction equipment, Ag equipment, almost any piece of mobile equipment. However, you can't afford to slow your equipment production to wait for a connector lead time. Waytek has partnered with Amphenol, Delphi and Molex to make Deutsch compatible connectors in stock, ready to ship as soon as your order is placed. Amphenol, Delphi and Molex have spent countless hours testing and perfecting the Deutsch compatible connector lines to make them a reliable replacement.

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Topics: Industry Updates, How To, New Products, Purchasing, Terminals & Connectors

Increase Life of Your Batteries with Master Battery Disconnect Switches

Posted by G. Christianson on Apr 21, 2014 6:15:00 AM

Battery Disconnect switches have several important jobs in commecrial vehicles and equipment. They cut-off electrical power, help protect against electrical fires and theft when equipment is not in use, provide a reliable shutdown of power during maintenance, and protect batteries from excessive drain. Waytek carries a new line of Terra Power Products Battery Disconnect Switches to perform these jobs and help increase the life of your batteries.

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Topics: New Products, Resources & Tools, Battery Management, Switches

Fight Corrosion Costs with Battery Terminal Covers

Posted by G. Christianson on Feb 13, 2014 7:15:23 AM

The Federal Highway Administration estimates that corrosion costs the nation’s transportation industry and its infrastructure $30,000,000,000 every year.

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Topics: How To, New Products

How To Eliminate Tangled Wires, Overloaded Circuits & Replacing Blown Fuses - PDM60 at Waytek

Posted by G. Christianson on Nov 14, 2013 3:30:03 AM

Adding and replacing aftermarket electrical devices and electronics can be time consuming and messy. Tangled wires, confusion of which wire connects to which device, blown fuses, Installing relays to power higher amperage applications, and the list goes on…

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Topics: How To, New Products

How To Get More Fuses Into A Compact Space

Posted by G. Christianson on Jul 10, 2013 6:49:33 AM

The automotive, truck and heavy equipment industries are all addressing the problem of fuel consumption and environmental emissions. Reducing the weight of vehicles, trucks and equipment is one of the primary means by which fuel consumption is lowered. Even modest vehicle weight reduction has a significant impact on emissions reduction. Reducing the weight of a vehicle by a mere 110lbs increases fuel economy by up to 2%.

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Topics: New Products


 

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