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Overview

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.

Joseph Bell,

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.
  • real-world information on multiplexing and electronic modules on modern trucks is delivered in an easy-to-read style that is the result of the author's daily work experience with these products
  • A unique method of explaining basic electricity employs the use of compressed air analogies as an alternative to the overdone water analogies
  • The book strives to simplify the learning process by stressing the fundamental principles of electricity and physics without an excessive use of mathematics
  • First-hand experiences from a technician's point of view convey historical information about the electronics revolution in the automotive industry
  • ASE and NATEF correlations are provided in each chapter where applicable
  • To help put classroom theory into shop practice, each MDT Series title will be offered with a companion Job Sheets manual. The Job Sheets have been thoughtfully designed by experienced instructors to assist users in gaining job preparedness skills and mastering specific technical competencies required for success as a professional diesel technician. While designed to support the MDT Series, the manuals are also useful on their own, or with any comprehensive or area-specific diesel technology text. The manuals reference the NATEF Task List and consist of a set of Job Sheets for each of the following areas: Electrical/Electronic Systems; Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Brakes; Suspension and Steering; HydraulicsDiesel Engines; Drive Train Preventative Maintenance Inspection
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

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  • ISBN-10: 1401880134
  • ISBN-13: 9781401880132
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $153.75
  • RETAIL $204.95