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US Army Mechanic Wheeled Vehicle Electrical Systems I

US Army Mechanic Wheeled Vehicle Electrical Systems I

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United States Army Combined Arms Support CommandWHEELED VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS(PART I)SUBCOURSE NO. OD1002US Army Ordnance Center and SchoolAberdeen Proving Ground, MarylandFive Credit HoursGENERAL
The Wheeled Vehicle Electrical System (Part I) Subcourse, part of the Light Wheel VehicleMechanic MOS 63B Skill Level 3 course, is designed to teach the knowledge necessary forperforming tasks related to maintenance and repair of wheeled vehicle electrical systems.Information is provided on the fundamentals of automotive electrical systems, to include circuits,batteries, and the fundamentals and use of electrical test equipment. This subcourse is presented inthree lessons, each lesson corresponding to a terminal objective as indicated below.
Lesson 1: INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITYTASK:
Describe the fundamentals of alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) electricityas applied to automotive equipment.
CONDITIONS:
Given information on the history and theory of electricity; characteristics of conductors and insulators; current, voltage, and resistance and their relationship; AC and DC;magnetism and induction; electrical symbols and circuits; and common circuit defects.
STANDARDS:
Answer 70 percent of the multiple-choice items covering introduction toautomotive electricity.
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Lesson 2: AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIESTASK:
Describe the construction, operation, and maintenance of automotive batteries.
CONDITIONS:
Given information on the construction, operation, and rating of batteries;methods of connection; and maintenance procedures.
STANDARDS:
Answer 70 percent of the multiple-choice items covering automotive batteries.
Lesson 3: FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICAL TEST EQUIPMENTTASK:
Describe the purpose, construction, and operation of electrical test equipment.
CONDITIONS:
Given information on voltmeters, ammeters, and ohmmeters; low-voltage circuittesters; multimeters; and simplified test equipment for internal combustion engines (STE/ICE).
STANDARDS:
Answer 70 percent of the multiple-choice items covering electrical test equipment.ii
 
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TITLE PAGE.......................................................................................................................................iTABLE OF CONTENTS....................................................................................................................iiiADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS..............................................................................................vGRADING AND CERTIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS.....................................................................vINTRODUCTION TO WHEELED VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS......................................viLesson 1: INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITYLearning Event 1: Describe Principles of Electricity and Magnetism.................................1Learning Event 2: Describe Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits and Symbols................17Practice Exercise...................................................................................................................29Answers to Practice Exercise................................................................................................30Lesson 2: AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIESLearning Event 1: Describe Fundamentals of Automotive Batteries................................31Learning Event 2: Describe Maintenance Procedures for Automotive Batteries..............48Practice Exercise...................................................................................................................61Answers to Practice Exercise................................................................................................62Lesson 3: FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICAL TEST EQUIPMENTLearning Event 1: Describe Principles of Meters..............................................................63Learning Event 2: Describe Construction and Use of Low-Voltage Circuit Testers........79
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