LIGHTNING IN A BOX IS BACK!

  In the fleet industry, time is money. Purkeys Fleet Electric understands the importance of managing that time, which is why we’re pleased to re-introduce our Lightning In A Box (LNB) Jump Start Machine. After years of being absent from the market, we felt it was time to bring back the Lightning in a Box…

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PURKEYS FLEET ELECTRIC ON THE MOVE

  After nearly 20 years at their current site in Rogers, Purkeys Fleet Electric is relocating to a custom-renovated, 17,000-square-foot building in Lowell. “A few years ago, we realized that we were quickly running out of room. We were able to move our production operations to a building across the street, which was great, but…

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Measuring Energy Consumption From AC Powered Devices in Your Tractor

How much electrical power do ac devices in your tractor actually consume? Too often drivers guess how much power their accessories require so they use an over rated or under rated inverter only to encounter issues. These can range from an inadequately rated inverter that cannot handle the load or one that consumes more current…

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT INVERTER AND WIRING HARNESS IS CRITICAL

A few considerations when selecting a DC-AC Power Inverter for your tractor include: Inverter type, power rating and the correct wiring harness. Cutting corners on quality and installation can result in catastrophic failures that no fleet or driver would want to experience. Burned Truck from a faulty inverter installation There are two basic types of…

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CHARGING VEHICLE BATTERIES IN COLD WEATHER

One of the biggest misconceptions in Heavy Duty Trucking is that batteries charge the same throughout the year.  They simply don’t!  In warm weather (above 40F) batteries are very easy to recharge. They can normally take as much charge that the vehicle charging system can provide. Even deeply discharged battery packs can be completely recharged…

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COLD TEMPERATURE & HEAVY DUTY VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS.

With cold temperatures looming and winter around the corner, your heavy duty cranking system is about to be put to the test. Temperature has a huge impact on the performance of cranking systems.  First, the starter requires much more energy from the batteries in cold weather than it does in warm weather.  Second, the increased…

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