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Our approach to COVID-19

What we’re doing

DBElectrical has adapted to the current COVID-19 outbreak to keep our community, customers and employees safe. These measures have allowed us to continue serving our customers with little impact to order delivery.

Here are the actions we’ve taken:

  • Any employee who can work from home is now doing so. Working from home has allowed us to dramatically reduce the number of people who are present in our offices and warehouse facilities.

  • We’ve redesigned our workstations in our shipping and distribution centers, adding space between packing areas, implementing additional social distancing guidelines and reducing the amount of contact with packages and merchandise.

  • Package handlers have been issued protective gear such as gloves and masks when processing orders. We’ve also provided hand sanitizers for use by employees.

  • Temperatures are checked for all employees entering our offices and warehouses. Persons exhibiting a temperature outside of a normal range are not admitted to our facilities. We’re following CDC guidelines for delaying a return to work when someone exhibits signs of illness.

  • We’ve restricted outside visitors from entering our offices and facilities. At this time, no outside guests are allowed to enter our buildings.

  • We encourage our employees to take care of themselves and their families during this outbreak. Our health-first approach to employee relations strengthens our sense of teamwork.

The good news is that we’re operating at nearly 100% capacity in shipping orders. We are aware that the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted some of the delivery services we use, so there are occasional delays for that reason. At this time, the impact of these delays appears minimal.

We’re working hard to provide you with the replacement parts you need. We’ll get through this time together and look forward to promising times ahead.

Take care,
The DBElectrical team

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Troublesome tilt trim motors

3 components to check if your tilt trim motor quits working

Imagine a beautiful sunny day boating on the water. For many people, that’s a day in paradise. But there will be trouble in paradise on the day that your tilt trim function stops working. You’ll quickly discover that the tilt trim function impacts everything from on-the-water boating performance and fuel efficiency to safeguarding propellers from damage in shallow water.

If your tilt trim function isn’t working, there are several things you’ll need to investigate to determine the problem. It could be with the battery, solenoid/starter relay or tilt trim motor.

Check out these 3 components:

  1. Battery: Does your battery have a sufficient charge, and are all the connections secure? Is there an on/off switch that got bumped? Many times, the problem rests with lack of power from the battery for ranging from a dying battery to a loose connection.
  2. Solenoid/Starter Relay: The next culprit could be the solenoid or starter relay. Try the tilt switch. If you’re hearing nothing but silence, you might suspect the solenoid or starter relay because power is apparently not flowing to them. One other possibility could be the switch itself. .
  3. Tilt Trim Motor: If you are hearing a clicking sound while operating the tilt switch, then power is flowing to the solenoid or starter relay and you should now investigate the possibility of the tilt trim motor itself going bad. .

How to test the tilt trim motor

Tilt trim motors are 12-volt reversing-style systems. You’ll notice that the motor has a green wire and a blue wire. The green wire is meant to lower the boat motor, while the blue wire raises it. To begin the test, disconnect the tilt trim motor from the solenoid/starter relay. Next, use a jumper wire to apply 12 volts to each of the colored wires. You’ll be able to quickly see if your tilt trim motor is raising or lowering the boat motor, or whether it is malfunctioning. If the tilt trim is working fine, then you should turn your attention back to the solenoid/starter relay or switch. As you test all of these components, be mindful of corrosion at contact points and damaged quick-disconnect plugs. Sometimes the problem is a simple as cleaning corrosion or replacing plugs.

Replacing a Tilt Trim Motor

If your tilt trim motor needs replacement, you’ll want to verify that you’re getting a reliable product that will give you years of efficient performance. Because tilt trim motors must operate in high moisture environments, make sure that your new tilt trim motor meets marine grade certifications of SAE J1171 and ISO8847.

Getting Back on the Water

With your tilt trim system working as good as new, it’s time to get back on the water. With everything working perfectly once again, you can focus on fun in the sun without a worry in the world.

 

Boat Tilt Trim Motor