The average car now contains much more electronic circuitry than would have been the case, even five years ago. This leaves many technicians struggling to keep up with current developments in the repair and maintenance of these electronic systems. Often, texts covering vehicle electronics dwell on unnecessary maths and general electronics principles. This practical guide discusses electronics ony within the context of the vehicle system under consideration and thus keeps theory to a minimum.
Using numerous diagrams, photographs and step by step instructions, this book gives a clear description of vehicle electronic systems and fault diagnosos and than continues on to the testing and repair of these systems. Regular reviews and summaries help consolidate learning and make this book ideal for workshop and classroom use.
Table of Contents
Structure of vehicle systems * Basic components of a vehicle electronic system * Essential electronics revision * Engine management systems (EMS) and Anti lock braking (ABS) * Fault diagnosis * Review of some established systems, e.g. ignition systems, altenator charging systems * Multiplexing, serial diagnostic access; trends and developments such as fibre optics * Electronics: underpinning theory required for NVQ.
We have waited a long time for a practical approach to this subject. This book will be a substantial help to students.,P R Handley, Croydon College, UK, ...the purpose of this book is to provide an understanding of electronics at a level that is appropriate to the needs of vehicle technicians. This book certainly does just that!,Association of Motor Vehicle Teachers, Excellently produced practical guide...highly informative.,Vehicle Electrics and Electronics,