Automotive Charging System
 
Alternator and Charging System Checks
February 21, 2011
The first sign of alternator or charging system trouble may be dim headlights or an engine that is slow to crank (or will not crank). The charging system keeps the battery charged, and supplies voltage for the entire electrical system. So if the alternator, voltage regulator or wiring that connects the charging system to the battery and electrical system goes bad, it can create serious problems.  Fig 1. Alternator and Charging System Charging problems can be caused by electrical faul...
 
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A Short Course on Automotive Charging Systems
February 14, 2011
by Charles Ofria What is a Charging System? The modern charging system hasn't changed much in over 40 years.  It consists of the alternator, regulator (which is usually mounted inside the alternator) and the interconnecting wiring. The purpose of the charging system is to maintain the charge in the vehicle's battery, and to provide the main source of electrical energy while the engine is running. Figure 1 Automotive Engine  If the charging system stopped working, the battery'...
 
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Automotive Electrical Systems
January 20, 2011
AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL THEORY There's nothing difficult about electrical systems. The basic theory of electricity is simple and easily understood if you are just a little patient and curious. So, we're going to start off with a few definitions. Armed with an understanding of the following six terms, you will quickly learn to "think like an electron". Take your time and read these over until you understand the concept fully: Electron: The basic unit of electricity. Think of these little guys a...
 
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