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What is a Continuous Duty Solenoid?

A solenoid is a cylindrical device that contains tight metal coiling with the intent of converting electrical energy over to mechanical power. There are different types of solenoids, like starter solenoids, that have different uses and capacities. What is a continuous duty solenoid? Solenoids are rated for how long they can be powered on. A… Read more »

How to Install a NATO Receptacle

In most cases, M-series vehicles are outfitted with a 2-pin style slave cable receptacle. However, should you find the need to install one yourself, our team can show you how! But what is a NATO receptacle? A NATO receptacle is part of a NATO field plug that plays a critical role in charging external electronics,… Read more »

How to Ground Yourself Electrically

Working with electricity requires precision and safety measures to be observed with diligence. Grounding is a great way to ensure safety for yourself and to protect your equipment. But what does grounded mean in electricity? Electrical grounding is the process of creating a backup route for current to flow to the ground should a fault… Read more »

What is EPDM Cable?

With many of the cables we use for electrical projects, you’ll find that many will have a thick rubber coating to protect the wires themselves and provide efficient insulation. To ensure your cables continue to hold up over time, ethylene propylene diene monomer or EPDM cables can provide an extra layer of protection and keep… Read more »

How Does Electroless Plating Work?

In order to protect all the important components of your electrical equipment and systems, you want to ensure that you have plenty of materials that work in tandem with one another and can effectively conduct energy and heat. One of the many ways you can retrofit your most important electrical parts and equipment is with… Read more »

What is a Fuse Used For?

If you’ve experienced a power outage of some sort then you may have likely blown a fuse. While blowing a fuse leads to the inconvenience of losing power to your essential electrical systems, fuses play an important function in keeping circuits protected from an everflow of heat and energy which can cause much more dangerous… Read more »

What is an Adapter Plate?

When managing parts or fixing certain equipment, appliances, vehicles, military hardware, or more, adapter plates can be used to easily allow two parts that are different sizes to be attached together. This makes it much more efficient to connect parts together, especially if you choose to go with aftermarket parts over OEM parts. Adapter plates… Read more »

How Does a Fuse Work?

Fuses are a tiny but essential component to our electrical systems and appliances, as they prevent our circuits and wires from overheating or an overflow of current which can lead to dangerous electrical fires. With such a small part of your electrical system providing protection to your circuit, you might be wondering, “How does a… Read more »

What are Wires Made Of?

We rely on the electrical wiring and cables in our homes and work every day, and no matter if you’re dealing with one wire or several all at once, you want to ensure your circuits maintain steady current with effective wiring. This is determined by what materials are used to make them. Now you might… Read more »

What is a Solenoid Cable Connector?

A variety of electrical systems have features that enable the automatic flow of fluid or liquids without any issues. To do this, many of these devices or systems will have a solenoid cable connector or valve in place. So what is a solenoid cable connector and what is it used for? Get the full breakdown… Read more »

What Does MPN Mean?

Are you trying to find the right parts for your next electrical product, or are in need of an exact replacement to ensure the proper power to your appliances and devices? To easily find the right parts you need, you’ll need to use your Manufacturer Part Number (MPN). This unique code provides customers with vital… Read more »

Learn How Electrical Cable is Made

Electrical wiring and cables are essential to powering many of our everyday appliances, devices, and so much more. But, what are cable wires made of? Since electrical wires help your current flow efficiently, they need to be made of highly conductive material and insulated properly. Learn more about how electrical cable is made and then… Read more »

What is the Difference Between Volts and Amps?

Having the right volts and amps set up will ensure the right power is being delivered to your electrical circuit. But what is the difference between volts and amps? While volts are used to measure the force of the electrical charge, amps are used to measure the electrical current flow throughout your circuit. Learn more… Read more »

What is a Volt?

Volts, or voltage, is an important component of any lighting or electrical project. But what is a volt and why is it important? A volt is used to determine the electrical capacity of a circuit to maintain a steady current flow of power throughout your electrical project, but that’s just the start of why volts… Read more »

Why Do Metals Conduct Electricity?

Having the right material in place as an electrical conductor will ensure a steady current through your circuits. You may have heard that certain metals are great conductors, by why do metals conduct electricity? And, are there certain metals that conduct electricity better than others? Find out which metals are right for your next at-home… Read more »