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Author Topic: How Electricity Works  (Read 442 times)

Arizoni

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How Electricity Works
« on: April 29, 2013, 01:00:54 AM »
I found this in my employes retirement club letter and thought it might be helpful for those of you who don't understand how electricity works.

It was written by a widely recognized Master of Electronics.

ELECTRICAL THEORY BY
JOSEPH LUCAS
1834-1902

Positive ground depends on proper circuit functioning, which is the transmission
of negative ions by retention of the visible spectral manifestation known as “smoke”.

Smoke is the thing that makes electrical circuits work. We know this to be true
because every time one lets the smoke out of an electrical circuit, it stops
working.
This can be verified repeatedly through empirical testing. For example,
if one places a copper bar across the terminals of a battery, prodigious quantities
of smoke are liberated and the battery shortly ceases to function.
In addition, if one observes smoke escaping from an electrical component such as
a Lucas voltage regulator, it will also be observed that the component no longer
functions.
The logic is elementary and inescapable!
The function of the wiring harness is to conduct the smoke from one device to
another.
When the wiring springs a leak and lets all the smoke out of the system, nothing
works afterward.

Starter motors were considered unsuitable for British motorcycles for some time
largely because they consumed large quantities of smoke, requiring very unsightly
large wires.

It has been reported that Lucas electrical components are possibly more prone to
electrical leakage than their Bosch, Japanese or American counterparts.
Experts point out that this is because Lucas is British, and all things British leak.
British engines leak oil, British shock absorbers, hydraulic forks and disk brake
systems leak fluid, British tires leak air and British Intelligence leaks national
defense secrets.
Therefore, it follows that British electrical systems must leak smoke. Once again,
the logic is clear and inescapable.

In conclusion, the basic concept of transmission of electrical
energy in the form of smoke provides a logical explanation
of the mysteries of electrical components especially British units manufactured
by Joseph Lucas, Ltd.

And remember: “A gentleman
does not motor about after
dark.”
« Last Edit: April 30, 2013, 04:51:29 AM by Arizoni »
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Re: How Electricity Works
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 03:27:00 AM »
Ha! A great read.  Thanks
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Re: How Electricity Works
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 03:08:26 PM »
And here I thought that electricity works by transferring  voltage from 1 terminal to the next.  Man was I wrong.    ???  Good read, thanks for sharing.

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Re: How Electricity Works
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 03:17:17 PM »
Funny !
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: How Electricity Works
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 03:22:23 PM »
That will help me a lot in the future.   :P  ERC
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Re: How Electricity Works
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 07:24:41 PM »
You can buy cans of Lucas Smoke to fix your electrical problems!
http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm
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Re: How Electricity Works
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 10:33:49 PM »
The question is, will that Lucas Smoke work on a Royal Enfield now that the Indian engineers have frinkled with the Original Lucas design?

I know I could use that smoke for my aftermarket headlight because cast right into the lens is the original Lucas logo but I'm thinking maybe the Indian's screwed up the wiring?

Oh!  Wait!  I do have a wiring harness off of a 2009 C5 that the dealer gave me.
Some branches had obviously lost their smoke carrying ability because the plastic insulation tubing had melted.

He had removed it from one of his customers bikes under warranty and had it hanging on the wall.  When he went out of business I asked him if I could have it.

Maybe the new RE harnesses still have the old Lucas charm?  ;D

Remember, "A gentleman does not motor around after dark." :)
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Re: How Electricity Works
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013, 10:37:15 PM »
The true definition of a gentleman is , ONE WHO GETS OUT OF THE SHOWER TO PEE.
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: How Electricity Works
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013, 12:18:38 AM »
The true definition of a gentleman is , ONE WHO GETS OUT OF THE SHOWER TO PEE.
I'm out then! I try to be as efficient as I can with my time.

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Re: How Electricity Works
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2013, 01:50:35 AM »
Me too Jartist ! I even shave and brush my teethe in the shower !
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: How Electricity Works
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2013, 03:36:33 AM »
That is so funny - thanks for a good laugh and educational post that clarified how this mysterious elusive thing called electricity works and pointing out that it is quite visible to the naked eye ;D
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Re: How Electricity Works
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2013, 06:05:53 PM »
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Maybe the new RE harnesses still have the old Lucas charm?  ;D

The RE Harnesses have the same smoke. I've seen it! I'm sure the Lucas Smoke Kit will feel right at home!
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