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Car Electrical & Electronic Systems : Workshoppro - Julian Edgar

Car Electrical & Electronic Systems


Paperback Published: 16th November 2018
ISBN: 9781787112810
Number Of Pages: 128

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Car Electrical & Electronic Systems is a unique handbook that assumes no starting knowledge of car electrical and electronics systems. It begins with simple circuits and finishes with complex electronic systems that include engine management, transmission control and stability control systems.
If you want to diagnose a simple alternator charging or headlight problem, this book is for you. But if you also want to fix complex electronic systems using On-Board Diagnostics, a multimeter or oscilloscope, this book also shows you how to do that.

  • Is it best to use a series or parallel circuit when adding a horn?
  • How do you use a multimeter to check a coolant temperature sensor against its specs?
  • How can you add an electronic timer that will keep your headlights on as you walk to your door?
  • When should you buy an oscilloscope &; and how complex an instrument do you really need?
The author has been writing about car electronic systems for over 25 years. He is also an experienced and proficient car modifier who has performed numerous electronic modifications and upgrades to his own cars, including world-first modifications. If you want a practical, hands-on book that demystifies and explains car electrical and electronic systems, Car Electrical & Electronic Systems is the book for you.

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This essential volume by experienced automotive author Julian Edgar is a one-stop primer that is invaluable for the novice and experienced home mechanic alike. Car Mechanics It really is a must-read that takes you from the basics right through to diagnosing and repairing complex electronic issues. A practical, hands-on handbook. tkc (Totalkitcar) If you want a practical, hands-on book that demystifies and explains car electrical and electronic systems, this is what you have been waiting for. MG Enthusiast a crucial accompaniment to the enthusiast who opts to spend a good deal of time fiddling with his cars in his home workshop and looking for improvements in performance and cutting the running costs. Daily Star (Sunday). This book will help with keeping those excellent cars on the road and make owning one a very viable option for the enthusiast wanting a more modern MG experience. MG Driver.

3.9 List of chapters Chapter 1 - Car electricity * Parallel and series circuits * Short circuits * Fuses * Voltage, current and resistance * Ohm's Law * Volts, Amps and Ohms * Cable sizes

Chapter 2 - Switches and relays * Switch specifications * Switch circuits * Switch types * Identifying switch terminals * Relays * Relay specifications * Using relays * Solid-state relays

Chapter 3 - Multimeters * Multimeter features * Multimeter accessories * Buying a multimeter * Using a multimeter * Logging multimeters

Chapter 4 - Fault-finding basic car electrical systems * Fault-finding body electrics - a 7-step approach * Charging systems * Starting systems * Ignition systems * Wiring looms

Chapter 5 - Analog and digital signals * Analog signals * Digital signals * Frequency and duty cycle * Pulse width modulation * Data bus signals * Measuring analog and digital signals

Chapter 6 - Other electronic components * Resistors * Pull-up and pull-down resistors * Voltage dividers * Potentiometers * Capacitors * Diodes * Transistors

Chapter 7 - Oscilloscopes * Analog and digital scopes * Digital scope specs * Waveform shapes * Waveform measurements * Measuring sensors * Measuring actuators * Measuring ignition systems * Measuring bus signals

Chapter 8 - Engine management systems * Engine management system requirements * Inputs and outputs * Electronic Control Unit * L-Jetronic * Mono-Jetronic * Motronic * ME-Motronic * Direct petrol (gasoline) injection * Common rail diesel engine management * Other engine management functions

Chapter 9 - Other car electronic systems * Taking a systems approach * ABS * Electronic Stability Control * Electronically-controlled power steering * Energy management * Automatic transmissions * Lighting * Climate control * Hybrid and electric cars

Chapter 10 - Fault-finding advanced car electrical systems * Self-diagnosis * OBD readers * OBD codes * OBD-II readiness indicators * Fixing systems * Fault-finding tips * 7-step approach to advanced fault-finding

Chapter 11 - Electronic building blocks for your car * Timer modules * Temperature controller and display * Voltage switch * Smart battery monitoring LED * Voltage booster * High current flasher * Variable voltage power module * Adjustable voltage regulator * 4-channel amplifier * Multi-purpose module * Stemsel

ISBN: 9781787112810
ISBN-10: 1787112810
Series: Workshoppro
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 16th November 2018
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.7  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.61

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