Electrical Articles

How to Test an HID Ballast

High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights are a popular choice for car headlights. These bulbs produce a bright light that is perfect for nighttime ...

How to Test an Engine Coil

Automotive ignition coils function as miniature transformers that increase 12 volts to several thousand for the purpose of igniting the spark plugs. ...

How to Make a Generator From a Car

Why buy an electric generator, when you already have a car than can be used to make electricity? An Inverter is a device that electronically makes ...

How to Check a Gas Gauge on a Chevy Truck

The gas gauge on your Chevy truck informs you of how much fuel you have in the gas tank. With it you can determine when you need to refuel before ...

How to Hook Up a Sears Engine Analyzer

Cars rely on a basic electrical system to start and run. This system is powered by a 12-volt battery and an alternator. If a battery or alternator ...

How to Wire a Car Stereo System

Wiring your car stereo system yourself is a relatively simple process for those with even the most basic knowledge of electrical wiring or automotive ...

How to Hook LED Light Bars Up to a Truck

If you want to add a personal touch to your truck, you can try putting some LED lights in it. You can buy a kit with the parts you need to hook up ...

How to Replace an Alternator on a Ford or Mercury

The alternator inside the engine bay of any Ford or Mercury vehicle serves essentially the same purpose as the generator did in older cars; it is the ...

How to Wire an Alternator on a Tractor

One of the easiest and best improvements that can be made to an older tractor is to replace the original generator with an alternator. Alternators do ...