An electrical book
"Vehicle Electrical
Troubleshooting SHORTCUTS"

 

Auto - Truck - Heavy Equipment Techs
Essential Electrical Training Every Tech Needs

The "How-To-On-The-Vehicle" Electrical Troubleshooting and Repair Book! Do it all with just a DMM and Current Clamp the right way!


The "HOW-TO" electrical book entitled,
"Vehicle Electrical Troubleshooting SHORTCUTS."
is for the beginner as well as the professional auto, truck or heavy equipment service technician who needs more practical on-the-vehicle electrical troubleshooting training. That's just about everybody! We can show you how to perform critical electrical tests and troubleshooting steps that address everyday electrical problems you encounter on the job.

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Test electrical circuits On-The-Vehicle quickly to determine if there is an electrical problem in the primary electrical system and what repairs are needed. Test the battery for state of charge and cranking power in 15 seconds. Find a battery problem that burns up a good generator. Test a slow cranking problem in 3 quick steps that takes less than 2 minutes at most. Test any charging system in 60 seconds. Do all this On-The-Vehicle with just a DMM and Current Clamp using the troubleshooting techniques covered in SHORTCUTS.

All this electrical training is combined in one volume suitable for home study and/or shop use.

Packed full of how-to-do electrical troubleshooting procedures that are effective in finding electrical problems and save valuable testing and troubleshooting time which will increase your profits.
Prevents changing unnecessary parts. No more guessing about what's causing an electrical problem. Find out quickly and fix the problem correctly the first time.

Vince's book, SHORTCUTS, covers 7 Sections each described below. SHORTCUTS is available as a fully self-contained text/work/book with step-by-step electrical testing procedures to follow. Has review questions after each of the seven sections with the answers in the back of the book.

If you are ready to get into serious electrical training that teaches you how to do electrical repairs with hands-on exercises then we suggest you consider our Phase 1 Curriculum which includes a copy of SHORTCUTS.
CLICK HERE for all the details on the Phase 1 Curriculum.


Now, about SHORTCUTS . . .

Topics of Seven Sections in SHORTCUTS
Section 1:
Essential Electrical Principles

Section 2: How to use a DMM and Current Clamp
Section 3: H
ow Circuits Really Work
Section 4: Troubleshooting techniques of Battery Circuits and battery testing techniques that battery manufacturers don't want you to know about.
Section 5: Cranking Circuit Troubleshooting
Section 6: Charging Circuit Troubleshooting using only a DMM and Current Clamp to perform essential electrical tests on-the-vehicle during engine run.
Section 7: How to Read Electrical Circuit diagrams and extract information you need to know from the schematic diagram.

Imagine quickly repairing vehicle electrical problems on-the-vehicle in battery, cranking and charging circuits using only a DMM and Current Clamp. No need for expensive electrical testers dedicated to test these components and circuits.

SHORTCUTS
provides explanations on how these circuits work and presents innovative electrical troubleshooting procedures for batteries, cranking circuits and charging circuits that anyone can follow to find the cause of an electrical failure while the circuit is still on-the-vehicle.

Keep in mind, all that is needed to do this essential level of in-depth on-the-vehicle electrical troubleshooting presented in
SHORTCUTS is a DMM and a Current Clamp.

Your first quick electrical repair will pay for
SHORTCUTS.

2 PURCHASE OPTIONS FOR SHORTCUTS
Buy a print copy for $98.00 plus shipping.
(Price subject to change without notice)
The complete Printed Volume with 250 pages, spiral bound with 170 illustrations and schematics.

Buy a .pdf Copy (Read Only) for $98.00 - no shipping charge. Complete volume of SHORTCUTS Sections 1-7 in .pdf format is emailed to you the next work day. You will receive the complete book in a .pdf (read only) file by email.
You can purchase each individual section (chapter) separately that covers a specific topic you are interested most in studying. Links to purchase individual book sections provided below after each section description.


Interested in 24V Battery Packs?
(Topic not covered in SHORTCUTS)
We offer an additional 28 Page PDF publication to supplement essential single battery troubleshooting procedures presented in SHORTCUTS (Section 4) This new publication covers multiple battery electrical systems where batteries are connected in parallel for a 12V high energy battery pack or connected in series for a 24V electrical system. The title is:

"Multiple Battery Troubleshooting
12V-24V Systems"

CLICK HERE for details about 12V-24V multiple battery systems and to order this publication in .pdf format that you can print out your own copy.

Teachers and trainers can purchase a Power Point Presentation of "SHORTCUTS" CLICK HERE


 Read Topic Outlines Section-by-Section...

SHORTCUTS - Section 1:
26 Pages - 11 Illustrations
"Essential Electrical Principles"

The first section is an introduction to essential electrical principles for those who have never studied electrical principles before or would like a brief review. It covers electrical subjects in a way that is practical for vehicle service technicians.

TOPICS in Section 1:

Introduction to electricity - Flashlight operates on electrical principles - The load in a circuit - Circuit ON/OFF Switch - Electrical terminology when a flashlight circuit is OFF - When a flashlight circuit is turned ON and electron current flows - In-rush electron current - Conventional theory of current - Important electrical terminology when a flashlight is OFF - It's electron current that gets the work done - Electrical principles to remember - Electrical property of resistance - Impact of resistance in a circuit - The problem caused by corrosion - The relationship between voltage and electron current - The relationship between resistance and current - The relationship between voltage, current and resistance - Ohm's Law - Introduction to schematic diagrams - Vehicle battery schematic symbols - "Schemation" diagrams - Voltage side of vehicle primary electrical system - Voltage side B+; Ground side of vehicle voltage source B-; Dual ground system - Vehicle Ground Circuits.

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SHORTCUTS - Section 2:
34 Pages - 44 Illustrations

"Working With Digital Multimeters"
What a DMM can do and can't do and common mistakes using a DMM or a Current Clamp! SECTION 2 SHOWS YOU HOW TO USE A DMM AND CURRENT CLAMP!


TOPICS in Section 2:

Introduction to DMMs - Two types of DMMs in use - Caution reading auto ranging DMM - Converting between volts and millivolts - DMM voltage ranges - Tips using a voltmeter - DMM Current ranges - Proper use of 20A range - Tips using an ammeter - Ohmmeters in general - Human body resistance affects ohmmeter readings - Errors reading ohmmeters - Practice testing resistance with ohmmeters - Tips using an ohmmeter - Continuity test - Reading the continuity display - Conductivity vs. Continuity - Diode testing - Semiconductor diodes - How to use the diode test feature - Tips using diode test - Current clamps - Current clamp set-up - How a current clamp works - Tips using a current clamp - Frequency measurement.

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SHORTCUTS - Section 3:
35 Pages - 40 Illustrations

"Understanding How Circuits Work"
How can you troubleshoot circuits if you don't know how circuits work? SECTION 3 SHOWS YOU HOW CIRCUITS WORK & HOW CIRCUITS FAIL!


TOPICS in Section 3:

Why study electrical circuit principles? - Water hose in a series connection - Hose water current - Electrical series circuit - The law of (electron) current in a series circuit - Impact of resistance R1 - Current takes the path of least resistance - Measuring electron current in a series circuit - Voltage in a series circuit - How much should a Vd (voltage drop) be? - Vd of components in a circuit - Law of voltage in a series circuit - The voltage drop of the voltage side - The voltage drop of the ground side - Law of resistance in a series circuit - Load resistance - Starter Kit H-111A troubleshooting training - Two water hoses in parallel - Electrical parallel circuit - Law of current in parallel circuits - Current takes the path of least resistance - Measuring total electron current in a parallel circuit - Measuring individual parallel branch electron current - Law of voltage in parallel circuits - Measuring voltage inside a branch - Law of resistance in parallel circuits - Example of resistors in parallel - Compound circuit - Voltage measurement techniques - Measuring B+ - Measuring Vd of the voltage side - Measuring voltage drop of the ground side - Putting it all together - H-113 Troubleshooting DC Motor Circuits Troubleshooting Trainer.

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SHORTCUTS - Section 4:
34 Pages - 18 Illustrations
"QUICK
Troubleshooting Battery Circuits"
Can you test a battery for proper cranking in 30 seconds? Can you test a battery to be sure it won't burn up a generator? Can you test a battery for proper charging in less than 5 minutes?)
SECTION 4 SHOWS YOU HOW!
To see Vince discuss testing and troubleshooting battery problems from Section 4 CLICK HERE


TOPICS in Section 4:

Introduction to batteries - Battery voltage (what does battery voltage tell you about a battery?) - (What does battery current tell you about a battery? - How, when and why to measure?) Battery condition during discharge - Battery discharge circuit - Battery changes during discharge - Battery recharge circuit - The battery during recharge and what you need to know - Testing batteries correctly - Cycle testing electrical circuits - Static voltage test, O.C.V. - When battery O.C.V. is 12.66V - When battery O.C.V. is suddenly down to 10.55V - When battery O.C.V. is suddenly almost zero volt - When battery O.C.V. is over 13.00V - Battery cranking voltage test - Summary of cranking voltage test - Battery cranking electron current test - Battery recharge electron current test (something battery manufacturers don't want you to know) - Carbon pile battery load test - Battery bounce-back test - Determine remaining battery life - Overview of Quick 5-step battery test procedure (takes 2 minutes and you know what you need to know about a battery).

Watch a YouTube overview of what SHORTCUTS covers about battery testing, some things you likely never knew before, CLICK HERE to view. Then click on your browser BACK button to return to this page to order the book.

SHORTCUTS
electrical training will save you a lot of time troubleshooting batteries and dealing with battery issues. This training will help you avoid changing a battery because you don't know what else to do. Learn to finally understand battery testing and troubleshooting. Make more money in less time. Do it right the first time.

Buy Section 4 Only as a Printed Booklet $29.00 plus s/h

Buy Section 4 Only as a .pdf -read only version $29.00
[Receive the .pdf by return email - no shipping charge]


Supplement publication to battery info in SHORTCUTS if you work with multiple batteries in 12V and 24 V vehicles.
"Multiple Battery Troubleshooting" for 12V-24V Electrical Systems
12V-24V is a PDF Publication (28 Pages) $49.00 BUY NOW!
PRINT OUT a copy or read it on screen.
Shows how to test and troubleshoot multiple batteries connected in various 12V and 24V electrical systems. Explains and illustrates a 3-step test procedure using a DMM and Current Clamp through all phases of vehicle operation, REST, CRANKING, ENGINE RUN.
PDF document sent next day in a 2nd email after purchase.
Please allow one working day to receive your email order in PDF.

12V-24V Power Point Presentation follows publication with talking points on screen for teaching classes in battery testing and troubleshooting. $149.00 BUY NOW!



SHORTCUTS - Section 5:
30 Pages - 18 Illustrations
"QUICK
Troubleshooting Cranking Circuits"
Can you test the cranking circuit in less than one minute and know if a no/slow crank is a battery problem? - a starter motor problem? - or simply a bad connection? SECTION 5 SHOWS YOU HOW!
To see Vince discuss testing and troubleshooting Cranking Circuits from Section 5 CLICK HERE


TOPICS in Section 5:

Introduction to cranking circuits - Basic cranking circuit - Understanding starter motor current - Overview of troubleshooting cranking circuit problems - Measure cranking current or starter motor draw - Measure battery cranking voltage - 3-step cranking circuit testing procedure - When starter draw is too high - When starter draw is too low - Is there a bad connection in the wiring? - A resistance problem in the starter motor? - Pin-point a bad connection or cable on voltage side - 3-step QUICK cranking circuit troubleshooting - Cranking circuit control - Testing the solenoid control circuit - Simple cranking circuit - Failure to crank - Starter relay circuit - H-115 Troubleshooting Relay Circuits Trainer - Troubleshooting starter relay circuit - Here's a true story.

Watch a YouTube overview of what SHORTCUTS covers about cranking circuit testing, some things you likely never knew before, CLICK HERE to view. Then click on your browser BACK button to return to this page to order the book and get the full story.

SHORTCUTS
Section 5 electrical training will save you a lot of time, help you avoid changing a lot of parts like a battery or starter motor that doesn't fix the problem. Make more money in less time. Do it right the first time!

Buy Section 5 Only as a Printed Booklet $29.00 plus s/h

Buy Section 5 Only as a .pdf -read only version $29.00
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SHORTCUTS - Section 6:
47 Pages - 30 Illustrations
"QUICK
Troubleshooting Charging Circuits"
Can you test the charging system in 60 seconds and know if there is a charging voltage problem? Can you tell if the battery burned up the generator you just replaced? Do you know how to test a generator when it is controlled by an on-board computer? Can you tell if a computer controlling the generator went bad because the computer just failed on its own or a generator problem burned up the computer?
SECTION 6 SHOWS YOU HOW!
To see Vince discuss testing and troubleshooting Generator Circuits from Section 6
CLICK HERE


TOPICS in Section 6:

Introduction to generator/charging systems - Overview of the charging system - Inside a generator - What a generator does - Interpreting the charging voltage - Three factors that affect the charging voltage - Generator voltage tests - Generator electron current tests - The charging voltage test - When charging voltage is too high or too low - Understanding generator/battery current test - Measuring battery recharge electron current - Factors that determine battery recharge current - How to measure battery recharge current - What's good - What's bad - Read the DMM correctly - Determine if a battery is defective when recharging - Try this simple experiment - The conclusion of measuring battery recharge current - Generator ripple voltage test - Lab scope test of generator output - Overview of testing vehicle charging system - Evaluating charging voltage test results - The wrong way to test a generator - Two major problems with the generator load test - Computer controlled generator - How an on-board computer controls the generator - Here's the problem - Testing resistance of rotor/field winding - Hot and cold resistance Evaluating/calculating rotor/field winding condition - rotor/field windings may be internally grounded - Introduction to PWM (pulse-width-modulation) - PWM duty cycle - PWM rotor/field winding control.

Watch a You-tube overview of what SHORTCUTS covers about charging circuit testing, some things you likely never knew before, CLICK HERE to view. Then click on your browser BACK button to return to this page to order the book and get the full story.

SHORTCUTS
Section 6 electrical training will save you a lot of time troubleshooting generators & charging systems and help you avoid changing a lot of parts. Make more money in less time. Do it right the first time!

Buy Section 6 Only as a Printed Booklet $29.00 plus s/h

Buy Section 6 Only as a .pdf - read only version $29.00
[Receive the .pdf by return email - no shipping charge]



SHORTCUTS - Section 7:
18 Pages and 9 Schematic Diagrams to study
"Reading Schematic Diagrams"
"
What does a schematic diagram tell you and what does it not tell you? SECTION 7 SHOWS YOU HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF READING SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS!


TOPICS in Section 7:
How to read a schematic diagram - What a schematic diagram can do - "Schemation" of a vehicle's primary electrical system - inventory of a circuit diagram - Trace the path of electron current - Measure the voltage around the circuit - Physically trace the circuit lines - Exercise 7-3: Reading a relay controlled cooling fan circuit diagram - How the circuit works - Troubleshooting the circuit on paper - Exercise 7-4: Reading a relay controlled cranking circuit diagram - How the circuit works - Troubleshooting the circuit on paper - Exercise 7-5: Reading a relay controlled horn circuit diagram - How the circuit works - Troubleshooting the circuit on paper - Exercise 7-6: Reading a rear compartment relay controlled lid release circuit diagram - How the circuit works - Troubleshooting the circuit on paper - Exercise 7-7: Reading a relay controlled window defogger circuit diagram - How the circuit works - Troubleshooting the circuit on paper - Exercise 7-8: Reading a relay controlled window/washer pump motor circuit diagram - How the circuit works - Troubleshooting the circuit on paper - Conclusion reading schematic/schemation diagrams.

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To purchase the complete SHORTCUTS Sections 1-7 in Read-Only .pdf format for $98.00 and no shipping charge CLICK HERE.
You will receive a .pdf file in a separate email the next working day.


To purchase a Power Point of "SHORTCUTS" CLICK HERE

PURCHASE OPTIONS FOR SHORTCUTS
Buy a print copy for $98.00 plus shipping.
(Price subject to change without notice)
This is the complete Printed Volume with approximately 250 pages spiral bound and 170 illustrations and schematics.

Buy a .pdf Copy (Read Only) for $98.00 - no shipping charge. Complete volume of SHORTCUTS Sections 1-7 in .pdf format is emailed to you the next work day. You will receive the complete book in a .pdf (read only) file by email. Save on shipping costs.

To buy an individual section (chapter) separately that covers a specific topic you are interested in studying see links to purchase individual sections after each section description.



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