Purkeys’ 6-Station Battery Charger

Original post updated on 12/13/17 Heavy duty, commercial trucking fleets can experience a variety of issues with batteries on a regular basis. Proper battery maintenance is an important part of keeping a fleet on the road and maximizing productivity and profit. Once aspect of battery maintenance is keeping in mind the effect that temperature changes…

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PAC Helps Batteries Charge Through the Cold

A fully-charged battery will perform well in cold weather—it’s when the batteries become severely discharged that fleets will start to see problems. It is well known that cold weather makes it harder to crank a motor. This, added to the extra loads from heaters and other equipment, can strain heavy-duty vehicle batteries. Purkeys’ Pack Accelerated…

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CAPS in the Cold

It is well known that fleets perform more jumpstarts during the cold winter months. This happens because cold motors require more energy to start and the weather can cause batteries to produce less energy. To combat these cold weather conditions, fleets need a jumpstarter that is powerful, portable, quick, and safe. PURKEYS’ CAPACITOR ACTUATED PORTABLE…

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Winterizing Your Trailer Liftgate System

Last week, Bruce Purkey continued his winter preparation webinar series by sharing with us some tips and best practices for readying liftgate systems for winter. In his webinar, Bruce gave a simple, three-step process for preparing liftgate charging systems for winter: Test the Batteries Make sure the OCV is 12.4 volts or higher. Take the…

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Double Checking Your Liftgate Charging System

As with every part of your heavy-duty vehicle, your liftgate charging system needs to be tested not only at installation, but it also needs an occasional checkup to ensure that it’s performing properly. However, the challenge comes in having the needed tools and power source to accurately test a liftgate charging system. That’s where the…

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Winterizing Your Tractor

Last week, Bruce Purkey shared with us some tips and best practices for readying the tractor for winter. In his webinar, Bruce referenced the Technology Maintenance Council (TMC) RP-129, which outlines an easy 1-2-3 approach to testing cranking and charging systems. Testing the Cranking System Disconnect all batteries and test with a quality tester Conduct…

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Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Running preventative maintenance tests on a regular basis (at least every 6 months) is an opportunity to help keep drivers from experiencing unexpected problems or getting stuck in situations with a bad battery, cable, or alternator. These tests also help identify voltage drop and other problems you may be experiencing. Preventative maintenance is particularly important…

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Preparing Heavy-Duty Vehicles for Winter

Halloween is approaching, and winter isn’t far behind it! It won’t be long until cold weather hits in earnest and the yearly cycle of vehicle maintenance begins. In the heavy-duty trucking industry, it’s especially important not to skip winter-prepping your vehicles. As temperatures goes from hot to cold, vehicles that have started and functioned well…

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Features of the New DIRECT™ Line

Our new DIRECT™ line combines all the best features of our original charging systems with a solution that saves you space on the trailer by integrating the liftgate charging system into a nosebox. Key features of these systems include: DIRECT™ PLUS Draws power from the 7-way aux pin to automatically regulate liftgate battery charging Keeps…

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