PURKEYS’ CONSOLIDATION OF LIFTGATE CHARGING SYSTEMS ATTRACTS MAJOR ATTENTION

FLEET EQUIPMENT MAGAZINE DISCUSSES PURKEYS’ SELECT AND DIRECT   Fleet Equipment Magazine recognized Purkeys Fleet Electric in a January 2015 article, available online, concerning Purkeys’ decision to consolidate all their TC products into two liftgate charging systems SELECT and DIRECT. According to Chief Creative Engineer Bruce Purkey, the reason for consolidation was simple, “We listened to…

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SHARING KNOWLEDGE AND A LITTLE LAUGHTER IN 2014

The Purkeys Crew spent a lot of time in 2014 creating videos full of electrical advice and knowledge we wanted to pass on to our trusted clients. While we are electrical experts, we are far from actors. Here are some of our favorite bloopers and yes we won’t quit our day jobs. Happy Holidays and…

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THE EVOLUTION OF PURKEYS’ JUMPSTART MACHINE

HOW A PURKEYS INNOVATION DEVELOPS AND GROWS OVER TIME When the idea for Purkeys’ Lightning in a Box jumpstart machine was developed in the late 1990s, the goal was to resolve the issues fleets faced with other types of jumpstart machines. Previous machines lacked the power to perform multiple jumpstarts in a very short period…

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HOW TO DETECT A FROZEN BATTERY

SALES AND SERVICE ENGINEER CHARLEY GIPE GOES OVER THE SIGNS To understand why a battery freezes, fleets must understand how a battery is made. Inside the battery is sulfuric acid and water. The combination of these fluids creates an electrolyte with a very low freezing point, making a frozen battery unlikely in most temperatures. The…

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WANT TO GET MORE FROM YOUR BATTERIES?

HOW DEPTH-OF-DISCHARGE AFFECTS LIFESPAN AND CAPABILITY OF BATTERIES In the heavy-duty trucking industry the vehicle’s electrical system is critically important. By keeping batteries at a good state of charge, fleets can get the most from their electrical systems. Depth-of-discharge is a measure of a battery’s rate of discharge, expressed as a percentage of the total capacity.…

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PURKEYS BRANCHES OUT TO THE SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY

SALES AND SERVICE ENGINEERS ATTEND THE 2014 NAPT TRADE SHOW Purkeys’ Sales and Service Engineer Sean Miller and Director of Sales and Customer Service Jerel Ellis attended the 2014 National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Conference and Trade Show in Kansas City earlier this month. This was the first time Purkeys attended the event, which…

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