Automotive Glossary


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Sender Unit

Another name for a sensor.

Sensor

Electronic components that send electrical signals to the ECU.

Sensors

Electronic components that send electrical signals to the ECU.

Sequence

One thing that follows on to the next in time.

Sequential Fuel Injection

A petrol fuel injection system using ported injection timed in sequence with the engine firing order.

Sequential Injection

See Sequential Fuel Injection

Serial Fault Reader

Equipment that connects, usually to the OBD plug or similar, to read stored faults in an electronic system. See also scanner.

Series Circuit

Any electric circuit having all elements joined in a sequence such that the same current flows through them all.

Series hybrid

An engine drives a generator which in turn powers a motor that drives the vehicle.

Series Resistor

A resistor in a circuit that is connected in-line with the supply.


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