6 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Electrical Testing Equipment  

When it comes to performing electrical tests on heavy-duty, commercial trucking systems, following the below testing guidelines will help ensure you get accurate readings and a quick diagnosis: Avoid Using Test Lights Avoid the use of test lights for performing electrical tests, unless instructed by the vehicle service manual. Most diagnostics procedures require voltage, amperage,…

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ARE YOU PAYING TO JUMPSTART REEFER UNITS ON THE ROAD? 


Harness the Power You Need to Keep Reefer Batteries Charged     Trailer reefer units can sometimes have parasitic draws, meaning something is pulling power from the battery without the driver knowing. These draws can cause the reefer battery to discharge from things such as the communication system, which is used to track the trailer across…

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WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT SCRAPPING A GOOD BATTERY?

Even if your technicians know how to test batteries, you can lose money and good batteries to an uncalibrated tester. An uncalibrated tester causes fleets to throw away good batteries for no reason other than a faulty tester. The best way to examine your battery tester’s calibration is to look for patterns of recovery. In…

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THE FUTURE OF FLEET MANAGEMENT HAS MANY ELECTRICAL CHALLENGES

In an editorial for Fleet Equipment Magazine, Purkeys Chief Creative Engineer, Bruce Purkey explains how increased electrical loads and shorter routes are impacting the tractor batteries and alternator. More information about alternators and short distance routes can also be found on the Purkeys blog.  The article published below was first published by Jason Morgan for…

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ARE YOUR INVERTERS DRAINING YOUR TRACTOR BATTERIES?

In an article for Fleet Equipment Magazine, Purkeys Chief Creative Engineer, Bruce Purkey explains how an integrated control module can help fleets balance their needs with the driver’s needs. More information about Purkeys inverter control modules can also be found on the Purkeys blog.  The article published below was first published by Jason Morgan for…

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