Find the Right Liftgate Charging System for the Right Application

The concept of charging a battery is simple. There must be higher voltage to push against the battery to force charge into it in order to keep it fully charged. The challenge comes from developing a charging system that matches the usage profile for every application. Purkeys has developed a liftgate charging system that can…

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PURKEYS’ BOSS CHARGES A DUMP TRAILER BATTERY IN BETWEEN LOADS

Batteries operate more efficiently when they are fully charged. This applies to the battery that runs the hydraulic motor of a dump trailer. When the battery can stay almost fully charged it can make the motor faster, which makes the dumps faster. Purkeys’ Chief Creative Engineer Bruce Purkey demonstrates how he developed a solution to…

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HOW TO USE A MULTIMETER: TESTING THE CIRCUIT PART 3

Multimeters are devices that combine multiple electrical 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 voltmeter. He fixes the problem found…

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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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PURKEYS’ 25-YEAR JOURNEY

FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  Bruce Purkey and his daughter Robyn Wassman moved to Northwest Arkansas to open Purkeys in 1990. Twenty-five years later, the company is still family-owned and operated. “A family business is not just not a 9 to 5 job,” Robyn said. “When you close the door, it doesn’t end.…

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HOW TO USE A MULTIMETER: TESTING THE CIRCUIT PART 2

Multimeters are devices that combine multiple electrical 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 voltmeter. He goes step by step…

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