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Chief Enterprises LLC - Cost Effective, Plastic Automotive Connectors

Chief partners with Amphenol Sine Systems to supply their A Series Connector line. The AT, ATM, and ATP Series are cost effective plastic connectors available in up to 18 positions with a current capacity of up to 25A. Compatible with wire ranges 10-22AWG and feature required wedgelocks. Supports an operating temperature range of -55°C to 125°C. Chief stocks all parts and accesso... (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - 5 Reasons to Utilize Power Distribution Modules

Why Use a PDM?

Power Distribution Modules (PDMs) are widely used in a variety of industries and applications to distribute power to multiple loads from a single power source. PDMs are the ideal solution for efficient power distribution as they simplify wiring, improve efficiency, enhance safety, improve reliability, and allow for scalability and flexibility. For this reason, it is... (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - WHY DC CONTACTORS ARE ESSENTIAL IN DESIGNING EVs

POWERING THE FUTURE: WHY DC CONTACTORS ARE ESSENTIAL IN DESIGNING ELECTRIC VEHICLES (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Time Delay Relay saves power with auto turn off

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Description: This High Amp Time Delay Relay from EGRIS maximizes operations by preventing unnecessary battery drainage and saves power with automatic turn off. This sealed and bulletproof relay is ready to be mounted anywhere. Expertly engineer, this relay provides security and while maximizing operations at up to 240A and 12V.

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Chief Enterprises LLC - The Ultimate Battery Disconnect Solution!

Introducing the MP Series 67

In the way of circuit protection and battery management, Mechanical Products (MP) has set a new benchmark in innovation with their MP Series 67 Battery Disconnect. This Battery Disconnect has an integrated circuit breaker rated up to 150A, providing a unique combination of safety, efficiency, and durability.

Key Features That Caugh... (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - ICE VS EV: USES OF CIRCUIT PROTECTION

The major differences in the use of circuit breakers in Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles versus Electric Vehicles (EVs) primarily stem from their fundamental differences in power systems and just how they operate. Here are the main differences that you should know:

1. Voltage Levels:

ICE: Combustion engine vehicles generally use a 12V electrical syste... (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Do I Need a Power Distribution Module (PDM)?

Do I need a PDM? Is a PDM right for my application? How do I know I need a PDM? These might be questions you are asking yourself as you design your vehicles’ electrical system. So, let’s take a look at a few top scenarios that warrant the use of a sealed power distribution module and real life examples of these scenarios.

  1. You need to localize a power
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Chief Enterprises LLC - Looking for DC Contactors? Don't look any further

Chief provides off-the-shelf Altran DC Contactors, along with value-added services including pigtails, kits, and custom mounting solutions.
Ideal for EV, Renewable Energy, and Battery Disconnect Units. Shop on our web store here (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - VTE Inc. Terminal Insulators & Busbars

VTE Inc. has been producing high quality terminal insulators, terminal busbars, power posts, fuses, and fuse holders for over 30 years. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Build a Custom Sample Kit

Chief Enterprises offers a variety of sample kits, built in-house at our facility in Elmhurst, IL. We specialize in designing custom kits for aftermarket service or prototyping.

Create a custom sample kit—contact us today! (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Altran Magnetics DC Contactors

Altran Magnetics LLC is a leading manufacturer bringing innovative electrical and electronic solutions to OEMs across a variety of industries. Chief Enterprises offers Altran's off-the-shelf DC Contactor line as well value-added services including pigtails, kits, and custom mounting solutions, to bring your program to market fast. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - ATO/ATC Fuse Holder Kit

This kit is great for testing and prototyping with the Chief ATO/ATC fuse holder, C1258. Contents of the ATO/ATC Fuse Holder Kit include:

  • C1258 Fuse Holder, ATO, Weatherproof
  • 12033731 Delphi Cover, Fuse Holder
  • 1-968857-1 Terminal, TE MCP 2.8, 1.5-2.5 mm2, Tin
  • 1-968855-1 Terminal, TE MCP 2.8, 0.5-1.0 mm2, Tin
  • 828904-1 Seal, 18-12 awg,.../li>
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Chief Enterprises LLC - Custom Tooled Power Distribution Module

Sometimes off-the-shelf components are not the right solution. Chief Enterprise's inhouse engineering team and 3D printing technology allow us to design and tool custom parts quickly. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Optifuse Automotive, Electronic & Industrial Fuses

Optifuse, headquartered in El Cajon, CA manufacturers a complete line of over-current and over-voltage protextive devices, including automotive, electronic, and industrial fuses. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Cost effective way to house automotive components

The BRIC or Breathable & Robust Interconnection Center is a family of American-made power distribution modules designed for the on and off-road OEM. It provides an IP67 sealed enclosure for critical components including automotive relays, fuses, circuit breakers and diodes. The BRIC family also includes the BRIC Fusion and the new BRIC® mini. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Mechanical Products Waterproof Circuit Breakers

Mechanical Products is a leading manufacturer that specializes in high amp waterproof circuit breakers. Many commercial, defense, marine, and transportation markets use these circuit breakers for their products. MP uses an electrical testing laboratory to ensure all products are safe and meet all agency testing requirements. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - TE Connectivity Plug-In & Bolt Down Relays

TE connectivity creates automotive relays, 12V relays, 24V relays, and plug-in relays that are cost-efficient and reliable. These relays are also made to withstand harsh environments. TE has become one of the leading manufacturers in automotive and industrial applications throughout the world. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - EGIS Specialty Automotive Relays

EGIS Mobile Electric has been providing the most efficient motor vehicle custom electrical products for almost 25 years. They produce specialty relays, including automatic charging relays, time delay relays, and more. These are made to be safe and reliable for marine applications, emergency vehicles, and other specialty vehicles. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Amphenol Sine Waterproof Automotive Connectors

Amphenol Sine Systems specializes in interconnect products made for heavy-duty markets. They also have the capabilities of customizing solutions to any customer’s needs. Customizations can include custom color, labeling, and LED technology. Amphenol Sine automotive connectors are also compatible with existing connectors on the market. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Bosch Connectors

Chief Enterprises is the sole North American distributor of Bosch electrical connector and accessories— handling sales, logistics, and customer service. We also aim to close the gap between Bosch and Tier 1 Suppliers & OEMs by providing value-added services such as pigtails, speciality automotive wire harnesses, kits, and more. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Automotive 12V/24V Hongfa Relays

Founded in 1984 Hongfa has become a leading relay manufacturer. With three research and development facilities, they ensure to give the highest quality possible. Hongfa also offers a variety of products ranging from automotive relays, 12V relays, 24V relays, and power relays. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Seger Horns & Backup Alarms

Seger Horns, located in Bursa, Turkey, is one of the top ten horn manufacturers in the world. They produce backup alarms, electromagnetic, electronic, and air horns. These automotive horns are designed to meet all EC quality standards and are supplied to some of the most reputable OEMs that produce passenger cars, electric vehicles, specialty vehicles, and motorcycles. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - ISO Relay Connector (Vent) with 12" Wire Leads

In Stock & Ready to Ship

ISO Relay Connector (Vent) with 12" Wire Leads

ISO Relay Connector with 12" 14 AWG wire leads & TPA (terminal position assurance) installed (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - ATO Fuse Holder with 12 AWG Wire Leads

In Stock & Ready to Ship.

ATO/ATC Fuse Holder with 12AWG wire leads and Delphi cover 12033731 (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Weatherproof ISO Relay Connector (With Vent) Kit

Rain or shine, our ISO Relay Connector kit consists of all needed components to upgrade your system including terminals, a TPA, and more. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - 5 Key Reasons to Utilize PDMs

Why use a PDM? Five Key Reasons to Utilize Power Distribution Modules

Power Distribution Modules (PDMs) are widely used in a variety of industries and applications to distribute power to multiple loads from a single power source. PDMs are the ideal solution for efficient power distribution as they simplify wiring, improve efficiency, enhance safety, improve r... (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - What Do Power Distribution Modules Do?

Power distribution modules, also known as PDMs, are devices used to manage and distribute electrical power within various systems and applications. They efficiently distribute electrical power to components, devices, and subsystems while also providing protection, monitoring, and control... (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - BRIC Fusion Power Distribution Modules

With 19 possible configurations, the BRIC Fusion power distribution module has the ability to house both low and high amp components. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - BRIC mini Base with Vent & Rotated 6 & 12 Cavities

The BRIC® mini is a compact relay and fuse holder designed for tight spaces, offering durability and performance. It features base mounting, a hydrophobic vent, easy field access, and customizable fuse rotation. Made in the USA, it includes crush ribs for strengthened component retention and offers custom laser markings for all sizes. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - EV vs. ICE: How to Utilize Automotive Water Pumps

When it comes to designing an efficient vehicle, many components work together to ensure optimal performance. One of these critical components is the automotive water pump. While it may seem inconspicuous, its role is vital in maintaining the engine and EV battery system’s temperature and overall health... (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - ISO Relay Connector (No Vent) With 12" Wire Leads

Product Description:

Description: ISO Relay Connector with 12" 14 AWG wire leads & TPA (terminal position assurance) installed

Product Information:

Manufacturer: Chief Enterprises

Standard Lead Time (Days) From Manufacturer: 145 (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Electromechanical vs. Solid State Horns

Electromechanical and solid state horns are just two types of electric horns. Even though they are similar in sound and appearance, they have very important differences that anyone looking to design-in a horn should know... (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - BRIC mini: 12 position relay & fuse holder

BRIC® mini Automotive Power Distribution Modules

The BRIC mini is a compact and cost effective way to house plug-in 280 style automotive components suchs as ATM fuses, Micro relays, ATM circuit breakers, and other critical components in an environmentally sealed enclosure. It features 12 cavities, multiple cover variations, and a hydrophobic vent. The BRIC family also includes... (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - High Current Relays (HCR)

Automotive Relays | High Current Relays

Chief Enterprises stocks and supplies HongFa, EGIS Mobile, and TE Connectivity high current relays (HCR) for use in high amperage / 12V applications. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Breathable & Robust Interconnection Center

BRIC® Power Distribution Modules

The BRIC or Breathable & Robust Interconnection Center is a family of American-made power distribution modules designed for the on and off-road OEM. It provides an IP67 sealed enclosure for critical components including automotive relays, fuses, circuit breakers and diodes. The BRIC family also includes the BRIC Fusion and the new BRIC®... (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - How to Choose an Automotive Relay

When searching for an automotive relay, it is important to follow the steps below to ensure you make the correct choice.

  • Determine the Voltage: Begin by identifying the voltage requirement for your automotive relay. Common voltages for automotive relays are 12V, 24V, or higher. Check the requirements of the electrical system to determine the correct voltage.<...
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Chief Enterprises LLC - Understanding the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System

AVAS Explained: Understanding the Acoustical Vehicle Alerting System

In the realm of vehicle safety, innovation continues to drive advancements aimed at protecting drivers, passengers, and pedestrians alike. One such innovation is the Acoustical Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS), also referred to as a Pedestrian Warning System (PWS). As a fairly new technology, there are questions th... (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Automotive Relays: Understanding Types & Forms

Automotive Relays Uncovered: Understanding Various Types & Forms

When looking at different types of relays, it is first important to classify by the number of poles and throws. The most common types of relays are: SPST (single pole, single throw), SPDT (single pole, double throw), and DPDT (double pole, double throw). (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Heavy-duty Switchable High Amp Circuit Breaker

PRODUCT ALERT: Mechanical Products Series 87

Chief partners with Mechanical Products (MP) to supply high quality American-made circuit protection products to the off-road, truck, bus (OTB) market. Recently, MP has released their newest circuit breaker, the Series 87 Switchable Circuit Breaker.

The Series 87 is a heavy-duty switchable high amp circuit breaker featuring a man... (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Wiring the Waves - Connectors for Marine Use

6 Key Considerations when Designing-In Connectors in Marine Applications (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Replacing Obsolete TE High Current Relays

In response to TE Connectivity issuing end-of-life for high current relays to optimize current product offerings, Chief approached EGIS Mobile to create a drop-in replacement to fill a need in the market.

When replacing an obsolete relay, it is first important to determine the number of circuits and contacts, which is influenced by the relay’s “poles and throws.”... (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Changing the Sounds of the Road: Seger's AVAS

Watch the Seger AVAS (Acoustical Vehicle Warning System) generate artificial sound as an EV accelerates & decelerates in order to warn pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists. AVAS systems are now required in electric vehicles to enhance road safety. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - 3 Things You Didn't Know About Electric Horns

As required components for on-road vehicles, chances are you have come across audible warning devices in some form or fashion. But here’s what you may not know about these essential electrical parts. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - What is an Automotive Circuit Breaker?

An automotive circuit breaker is a protective device designed to interrupt electrical circuits in the event of excessive current flow. It serves as a safety mechanism, preventing damage to wiring, components, and other electrical systems within a vehicle. By interrupting the circuit when an overcurrent condition occurs, automotive circuit breakers ensure the safety and reliability of aut... (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - What is a Acoustical Vehicle Alerting System?

AVAS, or Acoustical Vehicle Alerting System, is a required advanced safety feature designed to alert pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles to the presence of an electric vehicles. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Why DC Contactors are Essential in EV Design

DC contactors play a crucial role in the electric vehicle (EV) market due to their capacity to handle high currents and voltages, along with features like magnetic arc blow-out and coil economizer. (read more)

Chief Enterprises LLC - Have an Uncommon Assembly Shops Won't Build?

From simple wire harnesses to complex custom solutions, Chief Enterprises' design & engineering expertise delivers unparalleled quality and efficiency to get you to market fast.

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Chief Enterprises LLC - Acoustical Vehicle Alerting System

This specific device made by Seger can simulate any sound based on the application or upon customer request. (read more)