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Alternator | Components | Functions

Alternator | Components | Functions

The purpose of an alternator is to change the spinning motion of the alternator pulley (mechanical energy) into electrical energy. See Figure 2. The components of a typical alternator are shown in Figure 3. They include: Rotor assembly—field windings, claw poles, rotor shaft, and slip rings. Stator assembly—three stator windings, …

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Automotive Battery Operation

Automotive Battery Operation

Automotive batteries produce direct current. They have the potential to produce a tremendous amount of current for their size. Automotive batteries are very dependable, normally providing several years of trouble-free service. Discharging and Charging When electrons are flowing out of the battery, the battery is releasing stored energy, as shown …

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Automotive Battery

Automotive Battery | Construction | Parts

An automotive battery is an electrochemical device (a device that uses both electrical energy and chemical energy to operate) that stores and produces electric current and voltage. A conventional automotive battery is also called a lead-acid battery because of the materials used in its construction. A volt battery is made …

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Use your iPhone as Your Home Stereo

Use your iPhone as Your Home Stereo

Your iPhone is great for music on the go, but you can use it as your home stereo as well. In this project, we’ll look at the five best ways of doing so: •   Using an iPhone speaker dock •   Connecting your iPhone directly to your stereo with a cable •   Connecting your …

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Load your iPhone with Content from Multiple Computers

Load your iPhone with Content from Multiple Computers

As you know, you can sync your iPhone in either of two ways: by using Apple’s iCloud online service, or by using your computer. iCloud is arguably the wave of the future, and it’s a great way to keep your music and other content synced among your iPhone, your computer, …

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Setting up Your Apple Watch

Setting up Your Apple Watch

Why do you need an iPhone? The Apple Watch has many capabilities, but it can’t do everything on its own. It works in tandem with your iPhone to perform many functions. Having an iPhone is not optional; you must have one to use your Apple Watch. You need an iPhone …

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Getting to Know Apple Watch | How to Use the Apple Watch

Getting to Know Apple Watch | How to Use the Apple Watch

Anatomy of the Apple Watch The sleek, streamlined design of Apple Watch is designed for easy, intuitive use and has few external parts and pieces. Apple Watch Models Apple Watch comes in three different models, with options that can be mixed and matched to create 38 different variations. When it …

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