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Vehicle electrical principles

A two day, practical introductory vehicle electrics course. It is aimed at vehicle mechanics, technicians and apprentices with little or no electrical knowledge or those who just want a refresher on the basics.

During the course, you will learn about electrical circuit types, circuit operating requirements, ISO and DIN standard relays, electronic relays and circuit testing techniques using a digital multi meter.

 At the start of the course, you will receive a fully illustrated set of course reference notes. By the end of the course, you will have gained the knowledge required to carry out accurate test measurements of vehicle electrical circuits.

Assessment is on going throughout the course and the course has a Certificate of Professional Development from AK Automotive.

 The course explains battery technologies, starting and charging systems. There is also an introduction to Autodata wiring diagrams and electrical symbols.


Course content

  • Electrical theory explained
  • Voltage, Amperage and Ohms explained
  • Electrical units and multipliers
  • Circuit operating requirements
  • Series, parallel and compound circuits
  • Ohms law and Watts law
  • Digital multi meters and circuit testing
  • ISO/DIN relays and electronic relays
  • Relay circuit testing techniques
  • Fuses and electrical wiring
  • Introduction to Autodata & electrical symbols
  • Batteries, starters and charging systems
  • Course assessment

Project Details

Date: May 15, 2013