Step by step instructions on how an automotive electrical system works. This
article pertains to all vehicles.
Step 1 - The electrical system of any vehicle performs
the same function, to deliver and monitor electrical power to various devices and sensors
while under control of a
Step 17 - The
is powered by the engine via a serpentine belt. This unit creates electrical power
by utilizing an armature and copper windings which are connected using brushes.
While in operation (engine running) this unit supplies power for the vehicle while
charging the battery.