Post Tagged with: "electrical"

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Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Wire an Automotive Electrical Relay

You don’t have to be a wiring guru to understand the principle of an electrical relay. Quite simply, relays are essentially switches that can be remote-controlled. They work by using […]

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Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Use a Multimeter to Measure Electrical Current

Current is a critical component of any electrical system. In basic terms, current is the flow of electricity. It is quantified in amperage, with “amps” being the unit of measure. […]

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Product Profiles

Parts Bin: NTE Self-Solder Butt Splice Connectors

Making a splice in a vehicle’s automotive wiring is a critical task, because you’ve got to ensure there’s a solid electrical and mechanical connection that will withstand the vibration and […]

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Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Check and Clean Electrical Grounds in Vehicles

Bad electrical grounds are one of the most common causes of electrical component problems. Bad grounds can cause intermittent performance, weak/dim lights, poor starting, bad sensor feedback, weak ignition, and […]

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Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Why Do I Keep Killing Alternators?

I did a LS2 swap in my ‘54 Belair. The engine came from an ‘05 GTO. It has a modest stereo system operating on a 10-amp fuse. It has a 16-inch […]

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How Tos

How to Make Professional, Weathertight Electrical Connections

Electrical connections that come loose, break, and short-out can become a major headache—especially on a car that relies heavily upon electricity to function.  If the electrical connections aren’t right, they […]

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Tech Articles

Fusible Links: What Are They and Where Do They Go?

Fusible links—also spelled fuseable and fusable—serve a similar purpose to a fuse. (You can read more about fuses here.) Just like a fuse, the link is designed to handle a […]

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How Tos

Automotive Fuse ID: Color Chart for Car & Truck Fuses

Fuses are an essential part of any electrical system. They are designed to fail automatically in the event of an electrical overload or short—sacrificing themselves to save your wiring harness. […]