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Standard schematic electrical symbols include ground, battery and chassis. The ground symbol is comprised of a straight vertical line and several short horizontal lines, indicating electric current is connected to earth ... More »

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Symbols used in electrical system diagrams include the ground symbol, the resister symbol, generator symbol and capacitor symbols. These symbols are used as a universal way to indicate the electrical layout of an area. B... More »

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Sixteen-gauge wire, measured by the American Wire Gauge standard, carries a current of 22 amperes for chassis wiring and 3.7 amperes for power transmission. This gauge of wire is 0.0508 inches in diameter and features a ... More »

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