By Faustine Arnaud. Engine Wiring. Publised at Monday, March 19th 2018, 12:11:51 PM. Most camshafts extend through the top part of the engine block, directly above the crankshaft. On inline engines, a single camshaft controls both the intake and outtake valves. On V-shaped engines, two separate camshafts are used. One controls the valves on one side of the V and the other controls the valves on the opposite side. Some V-shaped engines (like the one in our illustration) will even have two camshafts per cylinder bank. One camshaft controls one side of valves, and the other camshaft controls the other side.
By Morgane Seraphine. Engine Wiring. Publised at Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 08:37:17 AM. The internal combustion engine has seen a remarkable evolution over the past century. Before 1970 the evolution of engine design was driven by a quest for performance and an increase in octane in the fuel supply. Since then, however, the imperative was the need to meet new emissions and fuel economy regulations.
By Claudette Alice. Engine Wiring. Published at Friday, February 02nd 2018, 05:43:02 AM. Automakers can improve fuel economy by selecting optimal coolant-circuit architectures, heat exchangers, and flow-control devices. The goal of this work was to warm up the drivetrain oils rapidly and run at a slightly higher temperature without additional hydraulic power. Kevin Laboe, who leads the Powertrain Thermal Management Team at Chrysler's Advanced Powertrain Group, Detroit, MI, and who led the simulation and testing teams, says the challenge was to distribute the heat in the most effective way.
By Thibault Margaux. Electrical Wiring. Published at Wednesday, January 31st 2018, 17:03:32 PM. Carefully tuck the wires into the box. Install the box cover, securing it with two screws. The cover must be a solid "blank" without holes. Restore power to the circuit by switching on the circuit breaker.
By Faustine Arnaud. Engine Wiring. Published at Wednesday, January 31st 2018, 13:46:55 PM. Pistons move up and down the cylinder. They look like upside down soup cans. When fuel ignites in the combustion chamber, the force pushes the piston downward, which in turn moves the crankshaft (see below). The piston attaches to the crankshaft via a connecting rod, aka the con rod. It connects to the connecting rod via a piston pin, and the connecting rod connects to the crankshaft via a connecting rod bearing.
By Morgane Seraphine. Electrical Wiring. Published at Wednesday, January 31st 2018, 12:59:53 PM. Light switches are the other electrical installations you might want to handle yourself. The majority of these in homes are what is known as a 'single-pole switch.' They're just as easy to replace as an outlet. Somewhere in your home, you may come across an odd looking switch that makes you stop and wonder. It's likely that this is a three-way switch. They're a little more complicated and used when multiple switches control a single light.
By Morgane Seraphine. Electrical Wiring. Published at Wednesday, January 31st 2018, 12:02:53 PM. Before you begin your first DIY electrical project, you should learn a little about the wires you'll be working with. Wires vary greatly and each is designed for a purpose. The wiring in your home is chosen to accommodate the load it must carry as well as the conditions it will be exposed to. Some are designed for indoor use while others can be buried. Some are for your panel while others hook up your lights and outlets. It may be confusing at first, but you will probably deal with only a few types of wire in your home.
By Manon Marianne. Electrical Wiring. Published at Wednesday, January 31st 2018, 06:36:11 AM. High voltage transmission lines carry electricity long distances to asubstation. From this substation, electricity in different power levels is used to runfactories, streetcars and mass transit, light street lights and stop light, and is sent toneighborhood. When electricity enters "example house", it must pass through a meter andgoes through a fuse box. The fuse box protects the house in case of problems. When afuse "circuit breaker" ³blows´ or ³trips´ something wrong with an appliance or somethingwas short circuited.
By Sebastien Abel. Electrical Wiring. Published at Wednesday, January 31st 2018, 06:29:09 AM. The National Electrical Code (NEC) dictates that no wiring splices are allowed outside of an approved enclosure. One type of approved enclosure is a junction box. A junction box is simply a standard electrical box that is mounted securely (to house framing or another structure) and contains the splice—the wiring connection—of two or more circuit cables or wires. The cables are secured to the box with cable clamps (or conduit connectors, if the circuit includes conduit), and it must have a removable cover to create a complete enclosure. Junction box covers must remain accessible; they cannot be covered with drywall or other surface material.
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