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Basic Electricity And Electronics

Subject : engineering
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1. Multi- wire terminals that conect several wires together

2. Electical device that uses electricity

3. Represent electrical components in a circuit

4. Current entering in correct direction & diode acts as conductor

5. Contains fuses - circuit breakers - & flasher units for various circuits

6. Short to ground between battery and load can melt & burn wire insulation

7. Electronic measuring instrument

8. Negatively charged particles

9. Allows an electric circuit to be turned on or off

10. Accidental low- resistance connection resulting in excessive current flow

11. Have atoms that allow the flow of electrons

12. Small section of wire designed to burn in half when excess current is present in circuit

13. Allows current to flow in only one direction

14. Larger gauge=smaller diameter

15. Diagnostic tool used to find and diagnose vehicle problems

16. Circuit is broken and nonoperational

17. Measures amount of resistance in ohms in a cirucit or component

18. Large- gauge wire capable of carrying high currents from battery to starting motor

19. Flow of electrons through a conductor

20. Have no charge

21. The lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle

22. Measures amount of voltage in a circuit

23. Used to quickly repair automotive wiring

24. Group of wires enclosed in plastic or tape covering

25. Circuit is complete and operational

26. Positively charged particles

27. Carry current between power source and load

28. Can cause corrosion of electrical components

29. Used to deform the connector or terminal around the wire

30. Movement of electrons from atom to atom

31. Mocroscopic diodes - transistors - resistors - & capacitors in waferlike chip

32. The opposition to current flow

33. Voltage readings displayed on an oscilloscope

34. (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element

35. Determined by diameter of wire's metal conductor

36. Measures amount of current in a circuit

37. States that current flows from positive to negative

38. Checks circuit for voltage

39. Electrically operated switch - allows small dash switch to control another circuit from a distant point

40. Small wire that carries battery or alternator voltage

41. Has more than one load connected in a single electrical path

42. Outer band of an electron which holds a maximum of 8 electrons

43. Disconnects power source from circuit when current becomes too high

44. Acts as remote control switch or current amplifier

45. Supplies electricity for circuit

46. Extra electrons that are not locked to protons

47. Vehicle's frame/body serves as an electrical conductor

48. Reads and shows two separate waveforms

49. Shows how electrical components are connected by wires

50. Slipped over outside of wire insulation - uses magnetic field around outside of wire