Watch the following videos to gain a better understanding on how to interpret a wire diagram.
Answer the questions that follow each video clip.
What are the 5 components of a simple circuit? Define each of their roles in a circuit.
Why is reading a wire diagram similar to reading a new language?
What separates the power from the ground side?
What happens when voltage goes through a load?
What does it mean when a diagram is written as a circuit is "at rest?"
What is the purpose of a fuse? How is it different from a relay?
How much voltage goes to the blower motor when the circuit is not resisted?
Define an open circuit. What does it mean for a circuit to be open?
Watch the following video to increase your familiarity with the DVOM.
Watch the following videos and answer the questions following each one.
When these students are highlighting their diagrams, why are they stopping at the resistors?
Something we haven't covered in class, but that's okay...what is the difference between power and ground side switching?
How can we "short cut" a wiring diagram? How is this helpful?
What do they need to confirm at the solenoid?
Why is a back probed connector with two T-pins a BAD idea?
How important is a consistent, quality ground when you take measurements?
What's bad about front probing a terminal?
Why is knowing how to read the diagram more important than reading the diagram's provided text?
When we short a solenoid to ground, why do we use a test light rather than jumping straight to ground?
What kind of brake booster is installed on the Ford?
What is our DVOM default setting?
Why would a PWM result in a reading of only 6 volts?
Why is the current draw of a test light important when using it to test a computer controlled circuit?
Make connections to what you saw in these videos and how we do our thing here at the ARL. What do you see that is similar or different? Write an explanation about your connections.
Please complete the follow surveys...
March 09, 2015
Please complete the following assignment for a homework grade.
Review the following power point and answer the accompanying questions.
Printable PDF of the questions.
Printable PDF of the power point.
March 03, 2015
February 20, 2015