This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...Since the magneto generates an alternating current a storage battery cannot be charged by it, 8 and of course the lamp so lighted by its current will go out when the magneto stops running. Where a storage battery is used for starting a Ford car it is easy enough to connect the head and tail lamp to it and have lights whether the magneto is running or not. The Lighting Circuit for Ford Cars.--The 'A magneto is a machine that has permanent magnets instead of electromagnets for its field magnets. See Chapter I. SWITCH GROUND GROUND Fig. 34.--The Ford Lighting Circtjit. (lamps In Series.) lighting circuit of the Ford as it is wired at the factory is, as you will see from the diagram, Fig. 34, the simplest imaginable. One side of the magneto is grounded to the frame of the car while the other side is connected to the switch, then with the two headlamps in series, and finally it is grounded to the frame which completes the circuit. Finding and Fixing Ford Lighting Troubles.--As to the Lamp.--Since (1) the headlamps are connected in series, if one burns out the other will go out too because the circuit is broken. Use only 9 volt lamps (two of them in series equals 18 volts) in a Model T Ford car and each of these must take 2 amperes and this gives about 18-candle power per lamp. (2) If the lamps do not light up to full candlepower when (a) you are running 12 miles or so an hour, or (b) if they have a yellow-greenish tinge, use a lamp of 8 volts or less. (3) If the lamps burn too bright when you are running slowly it shows that their voltage is too low, and when this is the case they will burn out quickly. (4) Don't use the old-time carbon filament lamps because tungsten filament, or mazda lamps, which is their trade name, give a whiter light and more of it for the ...This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: .
|Title||:||Motor Car Starting and Lighting|
|Author||:||Archie Frederick Collins|
|Publisher||:||Rarebooksclub.com - 2012-03-06|