HOW TO USE A MULTIMETER PART 2: THE AMMETER

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 an ammeter and how it applies to…

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PURKEYS IS EXCITED FOR THIS YEAR’S TMC TRADESHOW

STOP BY AND SEE WHAT’S NEW     Representatives from Purkeys will present electrical advice at TMC’s Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville. This meeting involves experienced fleets, equipment suppliers, and service providers who work together to create practices and equipment that improve the trucking industry in North America.   Purkeys Chief Creative…

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PURKEYS SHINES A LIGHT ON THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF SOLAR PANELS

HOW THE FUTURE OF SOLAR POWER IN THE COMMERCIAL TRUCKING INDUSTRY HINGES ON INTEGRATION   The use of solar energy in the heavy-duty commercial trucking industry is thought to be the next great frontier. Purkeys is excited about the potential that solar power has in the industry because, as fleets move towards cleaner fuel sources,…

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Having Trouble Keeping Liftgate Batteries Charged?

  Purkeys’ New Liftgate Charging Systems Increase Charge Time   One of the biggest challenges for fleets with liftgates is keeping the liftgate batteries charged. According to Purkeys Sales and Service Engineer Charley Gipe, the reasons for this difficulty can be broken up into two categories. First, because liftgate batteries are typically located at the…

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STOPPING BATTERY KILLERS BEFORE THEY START

TOP 3 BATTERY KILLERS AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM   Fleets regularly face issues with their heavy-duty truck batteries which can lead to road calls and unforeseen costs. While there are many reasons why batteries fail, Purkeys Chief Creative Engineer Bruce Purkey explains his top three reasons, which are the following: Batteries are not charged…

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