Deep Dive – Optimal Reprogramming Support

In an earlier Deep Dive, we dug into the power supply function in terms of what it does, how it works and when it is needed in vehicle repair and maintenance. As a follow-up to that article, today, we’re going to focus on power supply mode for reprogramming/reflashing applications: what…

Start-Stop Systems

Start-Stop idle systems are increasingly prevalent in today’s vehicles. As one of our referenced articles noted, 2015 was a tipping point for these systems in North America. By 2015, almost every vehicle manufacturer featured at least one model equipped with Start-Stop technology. Plus, in 2015, Start-Stop technology could be found…

Intelligent Battery Management Station

The new 4-bank Battery Maintenance Station, Model No. PL4020, from SOLAR enables charging/maintaining of four batteries simultaneously. Combining fully automatic operation and the ability to properly charge most lead acid battery types, the PL4020 provides the precision, effectiveness and versatility needed to meet the needs of mechanical repair shops, collision…

The Need for Clean Power During On-Vehicle Repairs

By Albin Moore This month, we feature a guest article, written by Mr. Albin Moore. Mr. Moore is owner of Big Wrench Repair, an ASE CMAT L1 technician, a frequent contributor to industry publications and forums and has 40 years of experience analyzing and fixing mechanical and electrical problems. We have…

The Perfect 24 Volt Charging Solution

We have been asked for several years to bring a portable 24 Volt charger to market. We are happy that we can now say yes to the question when asked if we have one. Our new PL2410 delivers 10A, 6A and 2A charging in both 12 and 24 Volt modes.…

Top 7 Battery Service Myths and Misnomers

We get many calls and emails involving the use of our products and competitive models. Most of those inquiries are straightforward and easily answered, but a portion fall within the related categories of application misunderstanding or product misuse. So, without further ado, the Top 7 Battery Service Myths and Misnomers:…

Equipment Enigmas – Your Questions Answered

It has been some time since we last scanned the (e)mailbag and our Facebook wall to address the most commonly asked questions that we receive. Questions come from customers with various levels of expertise and from a multitude of countries around the globe. In the spirit of “for every one…

5 Steps for Winter Season Charging Success

We are entering the time of year where shops are reaching for their battery charger(s) with greater frequency. As the mercury dips, it is a good time to revisit the few simple steps needed to make battery charging a useful and easy process in your busy operation. 1. Inspect Your…