TESTING VOLTAGE DROP ON THE TRAILER

When current has to travel a long distance on a vehicle, it is going to lose some of its strength along the way; this is called voltage drop. Excessive voltage drop leads to batteries continuously operating at a low state of charge. This leads to unreliable batteries, road calls, and shorter battery life. Purkeys’ Sales…

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MEASURING AN INVERTER’S OUTPUT

Inverters take DC power from the tractor batteries and convert it to 110 AC power. This allows drivers to operate devices such as laptops and microwaves while drivers are on over the road jobs. While inverters are good tools for drivers, they do have limitations so it is important to understand how much of a…

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TESTING AN INVERTER’S INPUT VOLTAGE

Inverters take DC power from the tractor batteries and convert it to 110 AC power. This allows drivers to operate devices such as laptops and microwaves while drivers are on over the road jobs. Purkeys’ Sales and Service Engineer Charley Gipe demonstrates how to test voltage drop in the input wiring on an inverter. Charley…

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PURKEYS’ TAPS MAKES USING ELECTRIC PALLET JACKS EASIER

  Downtime is a major issue in the trucking business. It costs companies money when trucks aren’t on the road. There are many causes for downtime, but malfunctioning equipment necessary for delivery is one of the most preventable. Purkeys developed the Trailer Auxiliary Power System (TAPS) with delivery rate and efficiency in mind. Mounted on…

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PURKEYS’ MANTI, UTAH OFFICE

The small town of Manti, Utah is located on Heritage Highway 89 about 120 miles from Salt Lake City. Best known for the LDS Manti Temple, this town is also the home of Purkeys’ second location. Dale Henningson, Purkeys’ Chief Engineer, grew up in Manti and has spent most of his life in that area.…

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PURKEYS AND SILVER EAGLE COLLABORATE TO CREATE AN ADJUSTABLE T-DOLLY

Silver Eagle released a new revolutionary trailer dolly that automatically telescopes and retracts to adjust the gap between trailers, called the T-Dolly. During their development process, Silver Eagle asked Purkeys to find an electrical solution to help charge a battery and control the hydraulic system. Silver Eagle’s adjustable T-Dolly uses the anti-lock braking system (ABS)…

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