Synopses & Reviews
In this new treatment of a fundamentally important subject, student technicians will quickly grasp electrical principles thanks to the author's straightforward comparisons between compressed air systems and electricity. An emphasis on troubleshooting helps cultivate key problem-solving skills that are vital to gaining an understanding of modern truck electrical systems. Numerous examples that feature the most advanced truck in the North American market, the International High Performance model, help readers grasp electrical theory within a high-tech context. Coverage of the latest topics includes body system controllers, multiplexed instrumentation, and the interaction between the various electronic modules on a modern truck.
About the Author
Joseph Bell is a senior diagnostic integration engineer for a major diesel engine manufacturer. Previously, he served as the lead electrical test engineer for the Navistar High Performance Truck series. A former truck and automobile technician, Bell transitioned to automotive engineering after graduating from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering technology. He is an ASE Master Truck L2 Technician and Master Automobile Technician, as well as an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), with a focus on HD-OBD. A prolific inventor, he holds 14 U.S. patents related to truck electrical and electronic features.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Fundamentals of Electricity Chapter 2 Physics for Electricity Chapter 3 Safety Chapter 4 Electrical Components Chapter 5 Batteries Chapter 6 Basic Electronics Chapter 7 Charging Systems Chapter 8 DC Motors Chapter 9 Lighting Systems Chapter 10 Electrical Accessories Chapter 11 Sensors and Digital Electronics Chapter 12 Instrumentation Chapter 13 Body and Chassis Control Modules Chapter 14 Modern Truck Electrical System