Oct 25

CAPS in the Cold

It is well known that fleets perform more jumpstarts during the cold winter months. This happens because cold motors require more energy to start and the weather can cause batteries to produce less energy. To combat these cold weather conditions, fleets need a jumpstarter that is powerful, portable, quick, and safe. Purkeys’ Capacitor Actuated Portable...

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Jun 08

CAPS MAINTENANCE TIPS

CAPS is a portable, safe, and easy-to-use jump starter for heavy and light-duty applications. It can charge, discharge, and then recharge faster than any lead-acid, battery-powered jump starter. It is lighter and more portable as well. CAPS’ is powered by its ultracapacitor. This ultracapacitor is kept at 100% state of charge by a small AGM...

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Apr 05

CAPS GETS THE JUMP ON OTHER JUMP STARTERS

  Purkeys’ Capacitor Actuated Portable Starter (CAPS) is a portable, safe, and easy-to-use jump starter for heavy and light duty applications, said Charley Gipe, Purkeys sales and service engineer. “The reason that CAPS can be so portable is because we are using an ultracapacitor to provide power, instead of heavy batteries, generators, or gas powered...

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Mar 23

PURKEYS’ NEW 100 AMP CHARGER CAN CUT CHARGING TIME IN HALF

  Severely discharged batteries are an issue for both trucking fleets and dealerships. Recharging these batteries with a maximum output in the 20-30 amp range can take a long time. Purkeys has developed a 100 amp Pack Accelerated Charger (PAC)™ that can fully charge up to eight batteries at a time, so your vehicle can...

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Jan 25

HOW TO USE PURKEYS’ NEW PORTABLE JUMPSTART MACHINE

Purkeys’ CAPS, or Capacitor Actuated Portable Starter, is a portable jumpstart machine that uses an ultracapacitor to jumpstart heavy-duty vehicles. According to Sales and Service Engineer Rylar Masco, the CAPS is a portable, powerful and safe jumpstart solution. It has the power needed to jumpstart heavy-duty vehicles but is also safe enough to use on...

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Jan 20

PURKEYS’ PORTABLE JUMP STARTER, CAPS

Jumpstart machines often rely on gas powered engines or a large number of batteries to provide the necessary power. While effective, these energy sources make jumpstart machines heavy and difficult to move. That’s why Purkeys developed the CAPS, or Capacitor Actuated Portable Starter, it is a portable, reliable, and convenient solution for a fleet’s jumpstarting...

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Nov 30

MODAC TAKES THE GUESSWORK OUT OF ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

  Some maintenance concerns are easily seen but some like electrical issues can be hard to diagnose. To help see exactly what is going on in a vehicle’s electrical system, Purkeys developed the Mobile Data Acquisition unit, or MODAC. MODAC devices attach to different locations along the electrical system and take multiple readings every minute....

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Dec 22

THE EVOLUTION OF PURKEYS’ JUMPSTART MACHINE

HOW A PURKEYS INNOVATION DEVELOPS AND GROWS OVER TIME When the idea for Purkeys’ Lightning in a Box jumpstart machine was developed in the late 1990s, the goal was to resolve the issues fleets faced with other types of jumpstart machines. Previous machines lacked the power to perform multiple jumpstarts in a very short period...

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Oct 15

GET A CUSTOM WIRING HARNESS TO FIT YOUR NEEDS

Our Harnesses Have Recently Been Recommended by Eaton   Recently, Eaton recommended Purkeys’ wiring harnesses when installing their new pure sine wave inverter. They said, “To assure the safety and maximum value for users, inverter wiring harnesses are supplied by Purkeys Fleet Electric, one of North America’s leading suppliers of electrical solutions to the commercial...

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Oct 15

MDPS ALLOWS DRIVERS TO RUN CPAP MACHINES WITHOUT DRAINING TRUCK BATTERIES

THE MEDICAL DEVICE POWER SOURCE HELPS DRIVERS WHO NEED CPAP MACHINES A customer asked Purkeys to build a CPAP machine that didn’t draw from the truck batteries. Purkeys responded with the Medical Device Power Source, or MDPS, and soon realized this was something all fleets would appreciate. Almost 30 percent of drivers suffer from sleep...

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