HOW TO USE A MULTIMETER: PARASITIC LOAD

Discharged batteries are a common issue for technicians to deal with. According to Purkeys Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux, discharged batteries could be one of two issues: a defective battery or a parasitic load. So, how to check for a parasitic load with a multimeter? Whenever starting, technicians need to make sure to disconnect…

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR MULTIMETER’S FUSES

Multimeters are devices that combine multiple eletrical measurement functions in one unit. These instruments typically measure voltage, electric current and resistance. In order to get the most from a multimeter, you have to understand the readings it gives you. Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how to use a 10A fuse to help protect the…

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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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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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THE SOLAR BOLT TAKES SOLAR CHARGING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Fleets that utilize liftgates are always looking for ways to increase charging opportunities for liftgate batteries. This is because batteries that are kept at a good state of charge will make liftgates run faster, allowing fleets to be more efficient. Purkeys’ has developed a way to increase charging opportunities; it’s called the Solar Bolt. This…

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