Deep Dive – How Does the Power Supply Function Work?

We continue our Deep Dive series with a look at power supply mode – what it is, how it works and when it is used. Power Supply function, known alternatively in the aftermarket as Maintainer mode, Supply mode and Steady Power mode, essentially maintains a specific electrical system voltage to…

Flashing, ADAS, Start-Stop – Systems Keep Evolving

This month, we take a dive into three critical areas of change related to the repair and maintenance of vehicle starting and charging systems: module reprogramming, ADAS system repair and recalibration, and Start-Stop systems. Each of these areas are evolving quickly and all have major impacts to the equipment needed…

The Ultimate HD Battery Service Tool

The PRO-LOGIX PL6800 delivers a maximum charging current of 100 amps, to quickly and effectively service the multi-battery packs found in heavy duty over-the-road vehicles, heavy equipment and agricultural implements. It also features 0-100A, on demand, power supply function to provide an optimal environment for module reflashing. Model No. PL6800…

7 Reasons Why You Need a New Battery Charger

We have been saying for several years that, if you own an older battery charger, you should be seriously thinking about replacing it. There were many reasons for us to make this suggestion, but we believe that those reasons have now hit such critical mass that the time really is…

The Need for Clean Power During a Programming Event

A few years ago, we posted an article about the need for clean power during diagnosis and on-vehicle maintenance and repair. This includes diagnosing electrical system components, such as fuses, relays and more. It also includes repairs to electronic systems, such as electronic brake jobs, which would be severely disrupted…

Perfect Source of Stable Power

Increasingly, performing repairs on late model vehicles requires that system voltage is maintained throughout the entire repair event. If system voltage drops below a specified threshold, the repair can be interrupted or completely derailed. PRO-LOGIX PL2310 and PL2320 portable battery chargers are great tools for supplying steady power to maintain…