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.
About the Author
Julian Edgar has worked as a teacher, writer, editor and photographer. He edited a national Australian automotive print magazine before working at an on-line car magazine for 18 years. He has contributed articles to automotive publications in the UK, the US and Australia; has written for electronics publications for more than 25 years, and currently contributes to a leading UK hobbyist electronics magazine. Julian is a hands-on modifier who performs all work on his cars himself in his home workshop. He has fitted and tuned programmable engine management, developed electronic automotive kits, and has undertaken cutting-edge electronic modifications, including hybrid cars.
Table of Contents
1 Car Electricity 8
2 Switches And Relays 16
3 Multimeters 36
4 Fault-Finding Basic Cab Electrical Systems 36
5 Analog And Digital Signals 50
6 Using Electronic Components 60
7 Oscilloscopes 72
8 Engine Management 84
9 Other Car Electronic Systems 122
10 Fault-Finding Advanced Car Systems 134
11 Electronic Building Blocks 146