Technical Articles

Waytek, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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Circuit breakers are increasingly being used instead of fuses for transportation equipment of all types. Circuit breakers have many virtues: They're more durable, they're easier to reset and replace,...
(Switches)
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Switches-whether they're toggles or rockers, push-button or disconnect-are found in every 12-volt electrical system, doing everything from turning on lights to moderating critical systems. To...
(Batteries and Accessories)
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Battery Equalizer systems are a smarter solution for complex dual voltage systems. Here's what you need to know....
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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While circuit breakers are becoming more prominent in 12-volt system design, the fuse remains a common, and useful, technology. If you're not up on your fuses, here's an overview of where they fit...
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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Dual voltage electrical systems solve many power requirement problems in today's trucks, buses and motor coaches, but like any specialized technology, dual voltage establishes its own rules....
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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Relays, solenoids, and contactors are all switches-whether electro-mechanical or solid state-but there are critical differences that make each suitable for different applications. In this article, we...
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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Controlling parasitic loads (battery drain) and properly distributing electrical power is crucial to keeping vehicles working. However, this requires balancing the needs of the battery against those...
(Wire and Cable)
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The battery cable is among the most important components in a battery management system. High quality battery cables will help ensure you have power and avoid battery drain-but only if they are...
(Wire and Cable)
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Crimping is a common method for compressing a terminal to a wire conductor without the use of soldering. When done correctly, a crimp creates a mechanically sound connection that resists corrosion,...
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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Preserve battery life and make a safer 12/24V system with a battery equalizer. Here are step-by-step instructions....
(Wire and Cable)
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The wiring you select for your applications and maintenance of electrical systems is an integral part to keeping your system operating as designed. There are many types of automotive wire,...