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Solving Automotive Electrical Problems

Solving Automotive Electrical Problems

Voltage

Voltage (V) is the potential energy of electricity. Voltage can be present even if there is no current flow.  For example, your battery can have 12 volts in it even if it’s not being used. That 12 volts is still …

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Solving Automotive Electrical Problems

Amperes

Amperes, amps, or current is the measure of the flow of electricity through a given circuit. It’s the (I) in the Ohm’s law equation above. Amps are different than voltage in that amps are the same throughout the entire circuit, …

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Solving Automotive Electrical Problems

Resistance

Resistance (R) in the Ohm’s law equation is what the electricity works against in an electrical circuit. Resistance is measured in ohms (Ω). Resistance can come in many forms, some good, some not so good. Every electrical circuit needs some …

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