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Car Electrical & Electronic Systems

by Edgar, Julian Code: 51014 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publication date: 16/11/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days Price: AU $37.91
This unique handbook 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, this is the book for you.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publication date: 16/11/2018
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 250mm X 207mm
Code: 51014
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