NEW DIRECTOR OF SALES BRINGS WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE TO INDUSTRY

Travis Atkinson has officially been named the director of sales of Purkeys and started in that capacity on December 1, 2015. His induction to this role allows the current sales and service engineers to focus on what is important—helping solve client’s electrical problems. Atkinson comes to the position with a lot of industry knowledge, having…

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HOW TO USE A MULTIMETER: IN-LINE AMMETER

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Multimeters are devices that combine multiple electrical measurement functions in one unit. These instruments typically measure voltage, electric current and resistance. In order to get the most from a multimeter, you have to understand the readings it gives you.

Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how to measure amperage with an in-line ammeter. Before you can accurately use a multimeter, you have to understand what is being measured and what the measurements should be.

Purkeys has developed multiple training programs to help technicians better understand the proper use of a multimeter. Learn more about Purkeys’ training programs by clicking here.

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HOW TO USE A MULTIMETER: TESTING THE CIRCUIT PART 3

Multimeters are devices that combine multiple electrical measurement functions in one unit. These instruments typically measure voltage, electric current and resistance. In order to get the most from a multimeter, you have to understand the readings it gives you. Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how to use a voltmeter. He fixes the problem found…

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MODAC TAKES THE GUESSWORK OUT OF ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

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