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Old 08-07-2018, 06:22 AM
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Hey for the guys that are full time mechanics. Iím a second year heavy equip technician and I am wondering if you guys know any good reading material for electrical. Thatís the one thing I can honestly say Iím not that good at. I can figure it out just takes me time. Iíd like to get good at it, I can do the repairs thatís easy I want info on diagnostics. Good at soldering. Just finishing up wiring harness splice in on my dmax (lly) that had a engine fire. Spliced the accessory harness back in as well as a few other small harness. Any reading material that relates to mechanical work would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. PFA. I know Iím driving a Ford at the moment.



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Old 08-07-2018, 08:14 AM
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Nothing wrong with a ford. Nice truck. As for electrical reading, anything Mike Holt puts out is pretty good reading. I have an associates in electrical technology, and some of the classes were great. Some were useless. Diagrams and schematics is a great course to take. As well as DC/AC circuit analysis. I learned more in those two classes than anything.
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Thanks. Were those online courses by chance?


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No they werenít. With classes like those itís really best to take them in a classroom with some hands on
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Well first things first. Do you know how to read and interpret a wiring diagram? Do you know how to properly use a meter? And all its functions? Those are basic fundamentals. Youtube and google my friend will help you alot. Once you understand those, how to use and understand them. Then look into ohms/kirkovs law. Those will set you up for basic theory. Understand basic concepts and why. Then if anything look into circuit A. That will fill in the blanks on alot of things. But in the end just think of it as water how do you want it to flow, why, and how much. Good luck it can be tuff
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Well first things first. Do you know how to read and interpret a wiring diagram? Do you know how to properly use a meter? And all its functions? Those are basic fundamentals. Youtube and google my friend will help you alot. Once you understand those, how to use and understand them. Then look into ohms/kirkovs law. Those will set you up for basic theory. Understand basic concepts and why. Then if anything look into circuit A. That will fill in the blanks on alot of things. But in the end just think of it as water how do you want it to flow, why, and how much. Good luck it can be tuff


Thank you. I know basic functions on a meter. Definitely not all of them. The few wiring diagrams I have seen I can interrupt. But for the most part I donít ever get them to help me with problems.


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