Motorcycle Electrical System – Part I: Defining the Terminology
Electricity and wiring are among the most complicated systems on today’s motorcycle. So what we thought we’d do is attempt to shed some light on this potentially complex topic by defining some of the common terms used when dealing with electricity. These terms are basic Electrical 101 that you’ll hear whenever you’re dealing with any motorcycle electrical system.
Ampere — The practical unit of electric current flow. If a one-ohm resistance is connected to a one-volt source, one ampere will flow.
Circuit — A complete path over which an electric current can flow.
Circuit Breaker — A device designed to open and close a circuit by non-automatic means and to … Continue Reading
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