The course begins with an explanation of electrical theory and terminologies, covering voltage, amperage and the effects of ohms resistance on electrical circuit functions. It explains circuit types, circuit operating requirements and how to measure voltage drop / potential difference using a digital multi meter when testing vehicle electrical circuits.
You will learn about the functions of a digital multi meter – how to use the multi meter to best effect by applying the most appropriate multi meter function when testing vehicle electrical circuits – and understand what to look for.
The course explains Ohms Law and Watts Law, highlighting CAN bus, lighting systems and PTC / NTC components as practical examples of where these are relevant to modern vehicle electrics and electrical system technologies.
Vehicle Electrics Module 1 explains how to apply electrical theory and principles in a way that will enable you to gain a greater understanding of how vehicle electrical systems work. This includes how to read wiring diagrams and here the course focuses on use of the well known Autodata online system.
The course comprises classroom and workshop based sessions supported by technical presentations, discussions and hands-on practical tasks.
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 be able to explain electrical theory and demonstrate use of test instruments and wiring diagrams for carrying out basic testing of vehicle electrical circuits.
Assessment is on-going throughout the course and upon successful completion, you will receive a Certificate of Professional Development from AK Automotive in recognition of your achievement.
The course comprises a range of classroom based guided practical study tasks.
Tasks are carried out using course workbooks in conjunction with electrical test kits, digital multi meters and a range of useful test leads and accessories.
These tasks are further supported by hands-on vehicle demonstrations, all designed to enable you to gain a detailed working knowledge of modern vehicle electrics.
An important part of the vehicle electrics module 1 course explains how to read wiring diagrams.
Here the course focuses on use of Autodata wiring diagrams and technical information.
You will identify electrical symbols, wiring colour codes and DIN number references.
You will learn how to follow a wiring diagram when carrying out circuit testing routines.
Vehicle electrics module 1 explains ISO and DIN standard relays and how to test relays. During this part of the course, you will learn about relay types and how relay controlled circuits work.
You will put into practice what you have learnt to build and test relay circuits using actual relays in conjunction with test kits, test leads and accessories and digital multi meters.
No longer is the lead acid battery the most common battery type to be found on modern vehicles.
Vehicle Electrics module 1 explains battery technologies for lead / acid, AGM, EFB and 12 volt Lithium-ion batteries and what to look for when testing and charging vehicle batteries. The course covers pulse / maintenance type battery chargers and use of digital battery analysers.
You will learn about stop start systems and alternator management systems including the battery monitoring sensor and LIN bus controlled alternators – now a standard feature on most modern vehicles. The course explains important considerations when testing and charging modern vehicle batteries, starting and charging systems.
At the start of the course, you will receive a fully illustrated set of course reference notes to use during the course and which are yours to take away at the end.
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 at the end of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Professional Development from AK Automotive in recognition of your attendance on the Vehicle Electrics Module 1 training course.
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After successfully completing Vehicle Electrics Module 1 training course, you may like to progress to the following courses: