HOW TO INSTALL AN AC/DC INVERTER: PURKEYS 1200+ 11.8V INVERTER

Drivers use devices like laptops, microwaves, and other appliances to help them adjust to life on the road. This requires an inverter, which takes DC power from the tractor batteries and converts to AC power for these devices. Purkeys Technical and Sales Specialist Dude Drake shows how to install Purkeys’ 1200+ 11.8v inverter and gives 5 easy tips…

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ARE YOU USING THE RIGHT BATTERY?

UNDERSTANDING BATTERY SPECIFICATIONS CAN HELP FLEETS FIND THE BEST FIT In the heavy-duty, commercial trucking industry it is important to understand the complete chemistry of a tractor battery. Each battery is different, so fleets should develop an electrical profile to identify their specific needs before selecting a particular battery. For years, Purkeys has developed electrical…

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MAD SCIENCE EPISODE 2: THE SOLAR POWER EXPERIMENT

Purkeys’ Chief Creative Engineer Bruce Purkey climbs to the roof of his business to explain an experiment the company is conducting with solar panels. He demonstrates how much charge a solar panel, in direct sunlight, delivers to a battery, as well as the effectiveness of the panel in the shady conditions. Purkeys’ is placing panels on…

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR BATTERIES ARE DOING?

PURKEYS MODAC DATA LOGGER HAS THE ANSWER Purkeys has created a programmable data logger that can record a variety of electrical events to help fleets diagnose issues that are difficult to detect. This data logger is most commonly known as MODAC, or Mobile Data Acquisition. Once installed, it records 10 readings per second for a…

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