Service and repair

All-in-one diagnostic kit from Purkeys

Purkeys has developed an electrical tool kit that it claims has everything a technician needs to test and diagnose a variety of electrical issues on heavy-duty vehicles.

“We put a lot thought into this and made a good kit that will give a technician all the tools they need to do their job properly,” says Larry Rambeaux Purkeys national truck and fleet representative.

The Purkeys Electrical Tool Kit is an all-in-one package that comes with a heavy-duty industrial multimeter, a wide-range mini IR thermometer, a bead wire type K temperature probe, a mini DC clamp-on ammeter, and general purpose test leads. 

Purkeys says the multimeter is what technicians will use the most out of all the tools in the kit. It is a voltmeter, ammeter, and ohmmeter. Technicians can use this tool for a variety of applications including continuity checks, diode checks, capacity checks, and more. 

In addition, the company says its Clip-on Ammeter was designed with one purpose, to be an extremely accurate and dependable ammeter that any technician can easily use. It has a 40-amp scale and 400-amp scale. The limits of this device are well suited for any measurements being taken from the truck or trailer, the company says.

Finally, Purkeys says the infrared thermomter is a very handy tool for technicians. It is useful for load tests on batteries because modern battery testers require temperature input. Without a device like Purkeys infrared gun, a technician would have to estimate the temperature, which would through off all their measurements, the company says.

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