EXPLAINING OHMS LAW

  HOW ONE SIMPLE FORMULA CAN HELP WITH TROUBLESHOOTING   Ohm’s law plays a pivotal role in helping commercial trucking technicians diagnose problems as part of regular truck maintenance. According to Purkeys Sales and Service Engineer Rylar Masco, Ohm’s law is the relationship between voltage, current and resistance. When understood properly, this relationship can really…

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HOW TO USE A MULTIMETER PART 4: THE OHMMETER

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 check it before to see if it’s working properly. Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how the Ohmmeter works and how it…

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HOW TO USE A MULTIMETER PART 3: TESTING THE LEADS

  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 check it before to see if it’s working properly. Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how to pre-check a meter and…

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KEEPING DRIVERS HAPPY

HOW PURKEYS’ PRODUCTS CAN HELP RETAIN DRIVERS Heavy-duty trucking fleets find that it’s difficult to find good drivers, so once you find them, the last thing you want to do is lose them. According to Purkeys’ Chief Creative Engineer Bruce Purkey, it’s not necessarily always about the wages. Sometimes the technology you can provide to…

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MAD SCIENCE: RESEARCHING SOLAR TECHNOLOGY

PURKEYS DISCUSSES THEIR RESEARCH EFFORTS TO DETERMINE THE PRACTICALITY OF SOLAR ENERGY   The team at Purkeys is excited about solar power and the potential that it has in the commercial trucking industry. According to Purkeys CEO Justin Purkey, all the excitement is due to the industry’s move towards cleaner fuel sources, making solar energy…

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MIDTRONICS IS MORE THAN A TESTER, IT’S AN ANALYZER

THE EXP-1000 HD PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ANALYSIS   The Midtronics Heavy-Duty Expandable Electrical Diagnostic Platform is capable of fast, accurate testing for heavy-duty and commercial applications. Although it is useful for testing batteries, the device can do much more, such as testing alternators, starters, and voltage drops. According to Purkeys Sales and Service Engineer…

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