Synopses & Reviews
Today's diesel vehicles integrate electrical and electronic controls within all major systems, making a thorough understanding of current technology essential for success as a diesel technician. Bell's MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS, Second Edition, provides this understanding through clear explanations of fundamental principles, detailed coverage of the latest engines and equipment, abundant real-world examples, and the technical accuracy and depth of detail that professional technicians demand. An engaging writing style and highly visual layout make the material easier to master, while a strong focus on practical applications and problem-solvinghelp readers readily use what they learn in the shop. Now updated with a visually appealing, two-color design and new material to reflect the latest technology and practices, this proven guide is an essential resource for aspiring and professional diesel technicians alike.
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
1. Safety. 2. The Fundamentals of Electricity. 3. Physics for Electricity. 4. Electrical Components. 5. Batteries. 6. Basic Electronics. 7. Charging Systems. 8. DC Motors. 9. Lighting Systems. 10. Electrical Accessories. 11. Sensors, Digital Electronics and Multiplexing. 12. Instrumentation. 13. Diesel Engine Electronics. 14. Body Control Modules. 15. Modern Truck Electrical System.