Mar 27

Solar Dash Combats Parasitic Load

As seasoned suppliers of the commercial trucking industry, the designers and engineers here at Purkeys understand the kinds of problems fleets face day-to-day. We developed the Solar Dash to eliminate the effects of parasitic loads, a daily hassle for managers of trucking fleets. Even while the vehicle isn’t running, some essential electrical components of the...

Mar 08

Purkeys Team Makes Significant Contributions at Annual TMC

This year’s Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) took place on February 27th – March 3rd in Nashville, Tennessee. The Purkeys team traveled to Nashville to join many other industry leaders in developing best practices that will help fleets operate at their finest. This collaboration is an important step in addressing the challenges that fleets face today. One of...

Mar 08

Purkeys SELECT™ Charges from Multiple Sources, Ensuring Batteries have Sufficient Charge

Purkeys’ SELECT™ liftgate charging system fully and efficiently charges liftgate batteries by drawing power from either the tractor or the reefer via multiple paths (stinger cord, reefer, or 7-way aux pin). The SELECT also boosts voltage at the liftgate batteries with its DC to DC converter. The SELECT is designed to counter specific liftgate battery...

Feb 21

Purkeys Representatives to Speak at TMC Meeting

This year’s Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) meeting will take place on February 27th through March 3rd in Nashville, Tennessee at the Music City Center. The theme of this year’s meeting is, “Novel Approaches to Industry Challenges.” Purkeys is known for their innovative products that provide solutions to a variety of electrical issues that the...

Jan 24

The Importance of Checking Circuit Integrity

The continuity function on a multimeter is a helpful measurement, but it does have its limitations. Once continuity has been checked, verifying the condition of the wiring of the entire circuit is essential. A circuit with a good continuity reading may still have issues like voltage drop stemming from simple problems such as a frayed...

Jan 17

Using your Multimeter’s Continuity Function

One of the many functions of the Multimeter included in Purkeys’ Electrical Tool Kit is the continuity test mode. Using this setting, technicians are able to test the circuit for a stable connection and eliminate continuity as a possible problem with the system. While continuity test mode is a helpful function, it does have its...

Jan 11

Test Entire Vehicle Electrical Systems

If fleets want to reduce, or even eliminate, electrical issues, they need to equip their technicians with high-quality electrical testing equipment. That is why Purkeys provides the Benchtop Electrical Analyzer. When portability is not a concern, a roll-around tester, like the Benchtop Electrical Analyzer, is what every fleet needs. It is an automated tester that...

Jan 04

Purkeys’ Clip-On Ammeter Measures Low Current

Purkeys’ Milliamp Clip-On Ammeter accurately measures low current and detects parasitic loads in electrical systems without disconnecting the circuit. Parasitic draw on batteries can deplete a charged battery over a period of time, even when the vehicle is not in use. Batteries that remain discharged for long periods of time can receive internal damage and...

Dec 21

Electrical Experts, Yes. Hollywood Actors, No.

The Purkeys team has spent another full year creating videos full of electrical advice and knowledge. While we are electrical experts, we are far from actors. You would think after 3 years of creating videos every week we would have this acting thing down but alas, we won’t quit our day jobs. Here are some...

Dec 14

TAPS™ Keeps Pallet Jacks Charged and Ready

TAPS™, short for Trailer Auxiliary Power System, is a simple tool to ensure electric pallet jacks perform reliably and efficiently. Drivers spend a lot of time on the road. Depleted electrical equipment batteries can slow fleets down with unnecessary road calls, but Purkeys’ TAPS can charge electric pallet jack batteries between stops. TAPS uses an...