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Automotive Electricity and Electronics

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ISBN-10: 1401813941

ISBN-13: 9781401813949

Edition: 2004

Authors: Al Santini

List price: $225.95
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How things work, why we test objects as we do, and what the test instruments tell us are all part of the foundation for this new book on automotive electricity and electronics. Completely up-to-date coverage emphasizes the fundamentals of electronics, setting the stage for smooth progression through more advanced topics such as batteries, starting and charging systems, ignitions, and electrical accessories. Testing is accomplished with common shop tools as well as highly technical equipment. Each chapter is written in a clear and concise fashion that is easy to follow, with current J1930 terminology incorporated throughout.
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Book details

List price: $225.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 491
Size: 8.50" wide x 12.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Al Santini has over 35 years of experience teaching automotive electronics, including 22 years as an instructor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Mr. Santini currently teaches technician classes on vehicle emissions, including OBD-II. In addition to holding a master's degree in technical education and ASE certification, he is an active member of the Society of Automotive Testers (SAT), the Illinois College Automotive Instructor's Association (ICAIA) and the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT), where he has been a member for 28 years.

Safe Working Practices
Working As An Electricity/Electronics Technician
Circuit Fundamentals and Basic Test Equipment
Voltage, Current and Resistance
Vehicle Circuits
Circuits That Do Work
Analyzing Series Circuits
Analyzing Parallel Circuits
Series-Parallel Circuits
Control Circuits
Diagnosing Open Circuits
Diagnosing Short Circuits
Servicing Open and Short Circuits
Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO) Use
Digital Storage Oscilloscopes
DSO Trigger and Slope
Reading and Interpreting a DSO Pattern
Using a Current Probe With a DSO
Using the DSO?s Multiple Trace Capability
Electronic Fundamentals
Solid State Devices
Electronic Control Input Devices
Diagnosing and Servicing Electronic Control Input Devices
Integrated Circuits As Input Devices
Diagnosing and Servicing Integrated Circuits
Oxygen Sensors
Diagnosing and Servicing Oxygen Sensors
Wiring Diagrams
Wiring Diagram Symbols
Using the Wiring Diagram As a Service Tool
Automotive Batteries.Diagnosing Batteries
Servicing Batteries
Starting Systems
Starting Systems
Solenoid Shift Starters
Diagnosing and Servicing Solenoid Shift Starting Systems
Positive Engagement Starters
Diagnosing and Servicing Positive Engagement Starting Systems
Gear Reduction Starters
Diagnosing Gear Reduction Starters
Starter Controls
Diagnosing Starting Controls
Starting System Servicing
Charging Systems
Charging System Overview
Field circuits
Diagnosing and Servicing the Charging System
Ignition Systems
Secondary Ignition
Servicing the Secondary Ignition System
Primary Ignition System
Diagnosing and Servicing Distributed Primary Ignition Systems
Distributorless Ignition Secondary Circuits
Diagnosing and Servicing Secondary Ignition On a Distributorless System
Distributorless Ignition Primary Circuits
Diagnosing and Servicing the Primary Circuit on a Distributorless
Lighting Circuits
Diagnosing Lighting Circuits
Defogger, Horn, and Windshield Wiper Circuits
Diagnosing Defogger, Horn and Windshield Wiper Circuits
Motor Driven Accessories
Diagnosing Motor Driven Accessories