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Old 01-17-2013, 12:49 AM
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Post Understanding current, Voltage & electron flow

I have noticed that Automotive Electronics and electrics puzzle most people to no end
The more modern a car is, the more you will have to understand it
To refer electrical/electronic issues to a professional is an option, but then you might as well have everything done by professionals

For instance to say that the initial high current draw is caused by
that the OBC, radio, etc are very briefly 'waking up' when they first get power
is correct because the Capacitors in these units have to recharge, but it also shows that you do not really understand the issue.
Please ! I do not want to step on anyones toes or sound like a wise ass, but basic electronic knowledge is something you can read up on & teach yourself.
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