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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Can’t Keep Liftgate Batteries Charged?

Purkeys Has Consolidated Their Liftgate Charging Systems Down to Two In October, Purkeys consolidated all of their TC products into two liftgate charging systems. By consolidating to the SELECT and the DIRECT, Purkeys has made it easier for fleets to find the right solution to their liftgate battery needs. Both systems improve charge time by…

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