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CHAPTER 7 Electrical Systems

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Chapter 7, Pages 143-182 (doi:10.13031/2013.24142) in Chapter 7 in Engine and Tractor Power, 4th edition. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASAE. . Copyright 2015 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich.
Authors:   Carroll E. Goering and Alan C. Hansen
Keywords:   Electrical Fundamentals, Fundamentals of Semiconductors, Diodes, Transistors, Magnetism, Electromagnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, Storage Batteries, Charging Circuits, Charging with Generators, Charging with Alternators, Starter Systems, Accessory Circuits, Controller Area Networks

The first half of this chapter deals with the fundamentals of electricity, semi-conductors, and electromagnetism as they apply to mobile vehicles. It will be necessary for you to study these fundamentals to understand how they can be applied to the analysis of charging, starting, and accessory circuits in the latter half of this chapter. Some of the fundamentals will also be applied in the study of ignition circuits in Chapter 8.

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