Purkey's Fleet Electric

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August 26, 2016

Dual Shield Protects Power Sources on Trucks

Purkeys has developed the Dual Shield designed to simplify adding additional electrical devices to heavy-duty vehicles and protect the source that powers them.

August 9, 2016

Electrical Tool Kit Includes All Necessary Tools

The Purkeys Electrical Tool Kit has tools that a technician needs to test and diagnose a variety of electrical issues on commercial vehicles.

June 10, 2016

Purkeys Adds Accessory to Liftgate Double Check

Purkeys has announced that the 20 Amp Applied Load Module comes with the Purkeys' Liftgate Double Check as a free accessory to the testing tool.

April 18, 2016

Purkeys Partners with Maxwell on Portable Jump Starter

Purkeys has partnered with Maxwell Technologies to produce a portable jump starter called CAPS that's designed for heavy- and light-duty applications.

February 10, 2015

Maxwell Signs Agreement with Purkeys to Distribute ESMs

Maxwell Technologies signed an agreement with Purkeys for distribution of Maxwell’s Engine Start Module product line to the heavy-duty trucking industry.

May 9, 2014

Tending Liftgate Batteries

Bruce Purkey knows where the electrons go. And, as president of Purkey’s Fleet Electric and his many activities in the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations, he’s well aware that some of them flow to batteries that support the electric-over-hydraulic systems for liftgates on trucks and trailers. Usually there are two and as many as four Group 31 batteries, like the ones on a truck or tractor.

April 25, 2014

A Systems Approach to Start/Charge System Maintenance

We have to stop thinking of our start/charge systems as simply a handful of separate components, and start viewing them as a system. From alternators to batteries and starters, cables and regulators, and even add-on components like low-voltage cut-off switches and DC/AV inverters, each can impact the component next to it.

April 14, 2014

Trace Down Circuits Before Replacing Liftgate Parts

Proper methods of testing for voltage drop on the circuits that power trailer liftgates were discussed at TMC’s recent annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Senior Editor Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

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