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A Review of Newer Charging/Starting Systems & Components

Presented by Mohammad Samii, Sammy's Auto Electric Service

The more recent generations of the rotating electrical components, particularly the LIN alternators that communicate with the ECM via data-bus, or the ones that are directly connected to ECM for variable voltage setting are the ignition switch only as a request for the cranking process will be discussed, along with related schematics and system operating principles. 

Mohammad Samii, or Sammy as he is often called, came to electrical rebuilding from a ten-year service in the Iranian Air Force as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer with a degree in aircraft maintenance engineering. Since 1972, Sammy has been involved with electrical rebuilding and is currently president and operator of Sammy’s Auto Electric Service, Inc. in Champaign, Illinois, which he established in 1979. His company does custom electrical rebuilding, electrical/electronic diagnostics and installations on various vehicles for other shops and auto repair facilities.

Sammy is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), an ASE certified technician and is involved in training technicians at the local community college. He serves on the board of governors of the APRA Electrical Division. His monthly column, “Auto Electric Corner,” appears in APRA’s Reman Connection magazine. Sammy is also a past contributing editor to Engine Builder magazine where he wrote the “Complete Circuits” column. He teaches various courses on installation and rebuilding throughout the U.S. and Canada to electrical rebuilders, technicians and installers.  


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