WHY USE THE MTU TO TRAIN TECHNICIANS

  Purkeys’ new product, the Multimeter Training Unit (MTU), helps fleets train technicians on a heavy-duty vehicle’s electrical system. The MTU allows technicians to practice their skills with a multimeter in a controlled environment before testing on a vehicle. Purkeys Chief Engineer Dale Henningson said one of the main benefits of using the MTU is…

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KNOW HOW TO KEEP THE ABS WORKING PROPERLY

TMC’s RP-137b sets the industry standard for voltage drop on the 7-way connection. When voltage drop is measured on the 7-way, three circuits are tested. The common ground, the AUX pin and the stop lamp circuit are tested under load to determine if adequate power will be available at the front of the trailer. Purkeys…

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BRUCE PURKEY ON TECH TALK WITH TMC

On Tuesday, July 7th, Chief Creative Engineer Bruce Purkey made an appearance for “Tech Talk with TMC” on the Dave Nemo Show on SiriusXM Channel 146, The Road Dog. Dave and Bruce discussed electrical issues with an emphasis on inverter systems.

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MULTIMETER TRAINING UNIT: MILLIVOLTS

  Purkeys released a new product, the Multimeter Training Unit, to help fleets train technicians on a heavy-duty vehicle’s electrical system. The MTU allows technicians to hone their skills with a multimeter in a controlled environment before practicing on a vehicle. Purkeys Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how to use the MTU to…

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Making Sure the Safety Systems on a Trailer have Enough Power to Operate

  How Purkeys’ Liftgate Charging Systems Share the AUX Circuit   One of the biggest challenges for fleets with liftgates is keeping the liftgate batteries charged. Purkeys DIRECT and SELECT charging systems can help keep batteries charged by utilizing a DC-DC converter at the batteries. It steps up the voltage to the liftgate batteries and…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE ON ELECTRIC APU BATTERIES

    Anti-idling regulations and higher fuel costs have led to increased demand on heavy-duty vehicle batteries. Electric Auxiliary Power Units allow drivers to operate truck accessories without draining the batteries required for starting. These battery packs are very convenient for over the road drivers, but proper maintenance is required to conserve battery life. Purkeys…

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