Positive ground depends upon proper circuit functioning, the transmission of negative ions by retention of the visible spectral manifestation known as "smoke". Smoke is the thing that makes electrical circuits work; we know this to be true because every time one lets the smoke out of the electrical system, it stops working. This can be verified repeatedly through empirical testing. When, for example, the smoke escapes from an electrical component (i.e., say, a Lucas voltage regulator), it will be observed that the component stops working. The function of the wire harness is to carry the smoke from one device to another; when the wire harness "springs a leak", and lets all the smoke out of the system, nothing works afterwards. Starter motors were frowned upon in British Automobiles for some time, largely because they consume large quantities of smoke, requiring very large wires.Weird. Next thing, the President will tell us that gas prices are high because we're in the middle of a massive recovery or something. On the plus side, I think I've discovered the connection between the Obama economic plan and 1960s British automotive electrical systems.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Huh. I did not learn this in EE class
The only explanation is that I went to State U, where they don't cover electrical fundamentals like this: