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5th Edition

Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems

ISBN 9780415725774
Published September 20, 2017 by Routledge
700 Pages 536 Color & 343 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This textbook will help you learn all the skills you need to pass all Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Systems courses and qualifications.

As electrical and electronic systems become increasingly more complex and fundamental to the workings of modern vehicles, understanding these systems is essential for automotive technicians. For students new to the subject, this book will help to develop this knowledge, but will also assist experienced technicians in keeping up with recent technological advances. This new edition includes information on developments in pass-through technology, multiplexing, and engine control systems. In full colour and covering the latest course specifications, this is the guide that no student enrolled on an automotive maintenance and repair course should be without.

Designed to make learning easier, this book contains:

  • Photographs, flow charts, quick reference tables, overview descriptions and step-by-step instructions.
  • Case studies to help you put the principles covered into a real-life context.
  • Useful margin features throughout, including definitions, key facts and ‘safety first’ considerations.

Table of Contents

1. Electrical and electronic principles

2. Tools and equipment

3. Electrical systems and circuits

4. Batteries

5. Charging

6. Starting

7. Ignition

8. Fuel control

9. Engine management

10. Lighting

11. Auxiliaries

12. Instrumentation

13. Heating ventilation and air conditioning

14. Chassis electrical

15. Comfort and safety

16. Automotive Technology Academy

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Tom Denton is a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry, a Member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers and of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has written over 20 textbooks, along with support materials, and world-leading eLearning courses.


"Tom Denton looks at subjects from a student’s perspective. He makes complex systems easy to understand. Great embedded tables and pictures help visualize components and understand automotive terms. Electronics subjects are taken apart to ensure students grasp new electric technology, systems and components."

-- Aidan Coates, North Notts College

"This book is nicely laid out and the explanation of each topic is very easy to follow. A great insight in to the world of automobile technology."

-- Ailbe Burke, Limerick Institute of Technology