**Charging System Fundamentals (updated) by Russell Granger



Introduce students to the operational theory and practical service techniques of the automotive charging system. Students will be introduced to the specialized diagnostic and service equipment required to perform these tasks. Students will also understand how to interpret customer complaints as they relate to this system.

Lesson Time

3 Class Periods
3 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Transportation Transportation

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)
California Academic Content Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Understand charging system theory and operation.
  • Identify, describe, and competently use specialized tools and equipment used to measure voltage, current, and resistance in a circuit.
  • Describe industry standards for the diagnostics and repair of the starting and charging systems.
  • Demonstrate understanding of professional practices and principles in performing the diagnostics and repair of the starting system.
  • Demonstrate safe shop work habits and practices when performing the diagnostics and repair of the starting system.
  • Access online database to find vehicle/alternator/charging system specifications.

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