PURKEYS MERGING WITH QUANTUM INGENUITIES

AFTER WORKING CLOSELY FOR OVER A DECADE, THE TWO INNOVATORS MERGE INTO ONE Bruce Purkey, Purkeys Chief Creative Engineer, and Dale Henningson, Quantum Ingenuities’ founder and president, have announced they will be merging into one company under the Purkeys name. The two have worked together to develop custom solutions for fleet electrical needs for over…

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DELCO REMY AND PURKEYS | REMOTE SENSE ALTERNATORS

Delco Remy Director of Aftermarket Randy Andis and Purkeys Senior Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux give a quick tutorial on remote sense alternators. They discuss how to test if all of the alternator’s output is getting to the battery. Then they show how to locate the remote sense lead, and how to upgrade a fleet to…

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BRUCE PURKEY GOES ON THE ROAD TO EDUCATE TECHNICIANS

REGULAR TRAINING CAN SAVE FLEETS TIME AND MONEY Purkeys founder and Chief Creative Engineer Bruce Purkey responded to a client’s request to train staff by traveling to multiple garages around the country. He and regional sales and service engineers trained technicians on the TC-6, TC-12, and custom testing equipment. On location training about products, testers,…

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DO YOUR BATTERIES HAVE A GOOD WARRANTY PROGRAM?

Battery warranties are a good way to compliment a fleet’s battery management program. While a warranty contract will add some additional upfront costs and require extra battery documentation, it’s an extremely valuable investment with major benefits. Calculating the cost of a battery into a monthly expense for the duration of the warranty can help fleets…

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ARE HOTEL LOADS DRAINING YOUR BATTERIES?

How to Measure AC Power Consumption   Long-haul truck drivers use inverters to convert DC power to AC power. This allows them to use 110 V appliances like microwaves and computer chargers. When the truck’s engine is off, all of the electricity to run these hotel loads comes from the truck’s batteries. Overconsumption of AC…

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THE RIGHT ALTERNATOR CAN SAVE BATTERIES

How Purkeys Remote Sense Alternator Can Prolong Battery Life The charging circuit between the battery and the alternator can lose voltage when wiring ages, corrodes, becomes loose, or is not properly connected. A traditional alternator will maintain 14 volts at the alternator’s output terminal but the voltage at the battery pack is less, due to…

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