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Battery Isolators 101

Posted by G. Christianson on Sep 15, 2016 2:15:48 PM

Battery isolators aren't the flashiest part, but they're also often the only part standing between the function or failure of a vehicle, boat or machine. Here's what a battery isolator does, why it's important, and how to spot the right one for your needs.
 
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Topics: Resources & Tools, Basics, Battery Management, Battery Isolators

4 Steps to Extend the Life of Your Automotive Wiring

Posted by G. Christianson on Sep 7, 2016 1:56:45 PM

Automotive wiring has a tough job to do. Keeping your fleet up and running isn't easy, and often the electrical system takes the brunt of it. There's a lot you can do to keep your wiring functioning in top form, such as ...

 

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Wire & Cable, Automotive

Terminal Blocks 101

Posted by G. Christianson on Sep 1, 2016 1:36:44 PM

When assembling a circuit, it's easy to forget that there's far more to it than just wires and solder. Terminal blocks are a useful, and often crucial component for many automotive electrical wiring needs. But what are their functions, and what do you need to know about them?

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Basics, Terminals & Connectors

Automotive Cross-Link vs. GPT Wire: What Are the Differences?

Posted by G. Christianson on Aug 18, 2016 1:42:46 PM

There are many types of automotive wire, but two of the most common are cross-link polyethylene and GPT wire. Here are some key differences between the two that are important to remember as you look to resupply your shop and build new products and circuits.

 

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Buying Guides, Wire & Cable

Is Your Commercial Ship Fleet Experiencing These Common Wiring Issues?

Posted by G. Christianson on Jul 19, 2016 12:24:17 PM


Is your fleet's electrical system as safe as it could be?

Commercial ships take a beating out on the open ocean, and often the most delicate of their systems, the electrical system, takes the brunt of it. The US Coast Guard recently raised a warning about the most common problems they're seeing in commercial shipping, some of which can stop a ship in its tracks or even injure members of the crew. Before you ship out, make sure your crew has checked for these wiring issues.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Molex

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

6 Electrical Safety Tips to Protect Your Team on the Job

Posted by G. Christianson on Jul 5, 2016 1:53:48 PM



We often take electrical safety for granted, and that's how accidents happen. In 2010, just in America,there were 150 workplace fatalities due to electrical accidents, and many, many more injuries ranging from the minor to hospitalizations. Nobody wants a fleet at risk, so make sure that everyone knows these electrical safety tips.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Safety

Marine Wiring: The Top 3 Things You Must Consider

Posted by G. Christianson on Jun 30, 2016 1:53:28 PM

Wiring a boat can seem like a simple proposition for a boat builder. After all, the principles of electricity don't change when you're on the water. But there are concerns that any marine wiring job needs to keep front and center. So before you design a circuit diagram for your next boat, keep this in mind.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Marine, Design, Engineers, Wire & Cable

The Ultimate Guide to Overcurrent Protection by Mechanical Products (MP)

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Jun 28, 2016 3:46:03 PM

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.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Circuit Protection, Overcurrent, Mechanical Products

Are Parasitic Loads Impacting Your Fleet's Battery Life? Here's How to Tell

Posted by G. Christianson on Jun 21, 2016 12:42:37 PM

Your fleet runs on batteries as much as fuel, and parasitic loads can reduce battery life, strand vehicles, and make life miserable across a fleet. So how do you find parasitic loads, and how do you get rid of them?

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Fleet Management, Battery Management


 

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