Learn about Automotive Wiring Harness

Externally Regulated Alternator: How To Increase Alternator Output Power and Reduce Charging Time

An alternator’s external voltage regulator

We will look at the functions and benefits of an externally regulated alternator below. Cars, power boats, and other vehicles that run their engines continuously for long periods recharge their batteries efficiently. But vehicles like sailboats only run their engines for short periods, then switch to wind power.  While this propulsion mechanism is eco-friendly, it …

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Battery cable 6 gauge: Is it enough for a battery-to-starter connection?

Battery cables

About Battery cable 6 gauge, An automotive wiring harness has many electrical connections; however, one of the most important is the battery-to-starter wiring. Whether replacing old wiring or upgrading your starter to power-upgraded components, you need battery cables with the correct gauge. Vehicles use different gauge cables for battery connection (6-gauge, 4-gauge, 2-gauge). In this …

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Custom RF Cable Assemblies: The Ultimate Guide To RF Cable Assembly

RF Cable

To accommodate special applications, there’s a need for specially designed custom RF cable assemblies. However, the question still remains: what factors should you consider when designing a custom RF cable? What Are Custom RF Cable Assemblies? An alternating current generates Radio Frequency (RF) waves while moving through a conductive material, which can transmit through coaxial …

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Retained Accessory Power (RAP): How It Works

Power window control switches on the driver’s door

About Retained Accessory Power (RAP), A car’s ignition switch controls the power on/off to most vehicle functions. So, when you turn it off, most of your car’s electrical system goes off. But the Retained Accessory Power (RAP) system keeps the power on to enable you to close the windows and complete other tasks before you …

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How To Wire a Push Button Switch: Definition and Wiring Steps for the Different Pin Types

An industrial machine control panel with multiple push-button switches

Push button switches are must-have components in most electrical circuits because they help regulate electrical current flow. Therefore, knowing how to wire a push button switch is vital, especially if dealing with the 5-pin type.  Let’s look at the various wiring steps for 2-pin, 4-pin, and 5-pin push button switches to make your project easier. …

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OEM wiring harness: A guide to OEM wire harness manufacturing

Car wiring harness with adapters and connectors

About OEM wiring harness, All modern machinery and equipment require electrical and electronic components.  All these components combine control signals, power and other interface features, and unique wire assembly requirements.  A wire harness is an integral part of any equipment, and every machine, vehicle, or other equipment requires wire harnesses that meet exact specifications. An …

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High Temp Split Loom: Why do you need one?

Plastic looms

About High Temp Split Loom, A modern vehicle has various wiring systems, including an engine wiring harness, chassis wiring harness, body wiring harness, and interior wiring harness.  The electric wiring in the vehicle not only powers these components but also collects data from the Electronic Control Unit components and keeps data to run the vehicle …

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