The same goes for fastening wires to reduce their movement. A wire allowed to dangle on an exhaust manifold isn’t long for this earth. Dirt and vibration conspire to wear through wire fanned out on a floorboard. More than one amplifier screw has self-tapped its way through stray wires.
The other major issue within a car electrical system is that not all components tolerate the same amount of current strength or amperage. Therefore, the system must include voltage regulators and fuses to moderate flow and protect components that cannot handle the amperage supplied by the alternator. Fuses protect circuits when placed in front of the load (component). If a voltage spike causes too much amperage sent to the headlights, a fuse designed to “blow” at 15 amps will do so, preventing the current from continuing on to cook the headlight itself.
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