Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems

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Routledge, Jun 1, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 488 pages
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Understanding vehicle electrical and electronic systems is core to the work of every motor vehicle mechanic and technician. This classic text ensures that students and practicing engineers alike keep abreast of advancing technology within the framework of the latest FE course requirements.

The new edition includes updated and new material throughout, covering recent developments such as microelectronic systems, testing equipment, engine management systems and car entertainment and comfort systems. New self-assessment material includes multiple choice questions on each of the key topics covered. With over 600 clear diagrams and figures the new edition will continue to be the book of choice for many students taking IMI technical certificates and NVQ level qualifications, C&G courses, HNC/D courses, and their international equivalents, and is also ideal for use as a reference book by service department personnel.
 

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Contents

1 Development of the automobile electrical system
1
2 Electrical and electronic principles
11
3 Tools and test equipment
57
4 Electrical systems and circuits
82
5 Batteries
110
6 Charging systems
128
7 Starting systems
149
8 Ignition systems
170
11 Lighting
291
12 Auxiliaries
317
13 Instrumentation
333
14 Air conditioning
356
15 Chassis electrical systems
370
16 Comfort and safety
403
17 Electric vehicles
443
18 World Wide Web
457

9 Electronic fuel control
199
10 Engine management
240

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