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Basic Electricity And Electronics

Subject : engineering
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1. Special substance capable of acting as conductor and insulator

2. Represent electrical components in a circuit

3. Connect electrical components to chassis or ground of the car

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

5. Voltmeter - ammeter - ohmmeter in one unit

6. Circuit is complete and operational

7. Supplies electricity for circuit

8. Used only in ignition system for spark plug or coil wires

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

10. Reads and shows two separate waveforms

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

12. Electronic measuring instrument

13. Force that causes electron flow

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

15. Diagnostic tool used to find and diagnose vehicle problems

16. Have atoms that allow the flow of electrons

17. Acts as remote control switch or current amplifier

18. Small wire that carries battery or alternator voltage

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

20. Increase

21. Current entering in wrong direction & diode acts as inulator

22. States that current flows from positive to negative

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

24. Used to permanently fasten wires to terminals or other wires

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

26. Has more than one electrical path

27. Measures amount of voltage in a circuit

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

29. Positively charged particles

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

31. Circuit is broken and nonoperational

32. Accurate display of voltage variations shown on an oscilloscope

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

34. Negatively charged particles

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

36. Multi- wire terminals that conect several wires together

37. Determined by diameter of wire's metal conductor

38. Measures amount of current in a circuit

39. Group of wires enclosed in plastic or tape covering

40. Resist the flow of electricity

41. Larger gauge=smaller diameter

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

43. Checks circuit for voltage

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

45. Have no charge

46. Shows how electrical components are connected by wires

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

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

49. Allows current to flow in only one direction

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