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August 2021

Volume: 11
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Smart Charging

What Makes Today’s Charging Systems “Smart”?
Smart charging systems can be divided into two charging strategies: voltage-based charging or amperage-based charging.
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Anatomy of a Waveform

Diagnostic Value of Scope-checking the Ignition System
We are going to cover the diagnostic value of scope-checking the primary side of the ignition system on a voltage trace and by using a low inductive amp probe to monitor coil charge values and analyze ignition events.
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Servicing Euro Luxury Vehicles

Perhaps It’s Time to Step Up and Consider This Market Niche
We decided to reach out to two firms that specialize in Euro cars (both in terms of entry-level OE-level service, high performance and ultra-performance models). ECS Tuning, based in Wadsworth, Ohio, sells both direct replacement and performance upgrade parts as well as specialty tools and equipment targeted at Euro cars, and the renowned Euro car technician and Porsche specialist Dave Warner, owner of Exotic Motorwerks.
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ABS Diagnostic Tips

Today’s Anti-Lock Braking Systems can Present Challenges
Modern technology has added multiple systems to the old conventional hydraulic brake system. How they are integrated, what they do and how do we prevent a system failure will be the topic at hand.
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