Episode 126

We REALLY Need to Talk About Electricity [E126]

Matt Fanslow explores the complexities of electricity in automotive diagnostics. He breaks down fundamental concepts of volts, amps, resistance, and Ohm's law, using practical examples to clarify their roles in vehicle electrical systems.

Show Notes

  • Challenges of Explaining Electricity (00:01:15
  • Fundamental Aspects of Electricity (00:02:42
  • NAPA Auto Tech Training (00:18:20)
  • Understanding Voltmeter Readings (00:19:21
  • Ground Reference and Voltage Drop (00:20:29
  • Effect of Resistance on Voltage (00:22:44
  • Series Circuit and Voltage Split (00:29:17
  • Verification of Electrical Issues (00:32:29
  • Fuse Block and Voltage Verification (00:34:44

Voltage Drop Testing (00:34:55)

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Matt Fanslow

Matt Fanslow is the diagnostic tech/shop manager at Riverside Automotive in Red Wing, MN. His primary responsibilities are to diagnose driveability and electrical/electronic issues, and perform most all programming, coding, initializing, adoptions, etc. Basically, if it needs to be figured out or has wires, it goes to Matt.

He’s been a tech since 1996. Matt is also a subject matter expert for ASE and has instructed at Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo. Matt has participated on 18 ASE technical committees for the ASE Practice Test, A6, A7, A8, and L1 tests. He’s also done case studies for Standard Motor Products. Fanslow’s goal is to do everything in his power to improve the overall level of professionalism within the automotive and light truck repair trade and also raise the level of its public image.