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Textbook Problem

While discussing what is indicated by a vehicle’s charge indicator: Technician A says that any positive reading on an ammeter shows that the battery is in good condition. Technician B says that if the voltmeter reading does not increase immediately after starting the engine, the battery is bad. Who is correct?

  1. Technician A

  • Technician B
  • Both A and B
  • Neither A nor B
  • To determine

    Whether Technician A or Technician B is correct.

    Explanation

    The voltmeter and ammeter are used to check the condition of a battery. The voltmeter monitors the voltage and ammeter monitors the current flowing in and out of the battery.

    If the ammeter shows the positive reading, it means that, the required power is delivered to the battery. Hence, the battery is in good condition. Whereas, if the ammeter shows the negative reading, it means that, the battery is bad...

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