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Contents ES cm ausene Preface to the Second Edition Preface Power Supplies — D.C. Generators Power Supplies — Batteries Power Supplies — Altemating Current Power Conversion Equipment Ground Power Supplies Measuring Instruments, Warning Indicators and Lights Power Distribution Circuit Controlling Devices Circuit Protection Devices Power Utilization — Components Power Utilization — Systems Tables of Terminology and Fundamental Circuits Index. 16 27 47 65 1 81 99 110 120 138 160 166 PITMAN PUBLISHING LIMITED 39 Parker Street, London WC2B SPB PITMAN PUBLISHING INC 1020 Plain Street, Marshfield, Massachusetts Associated Companies Pitman Publishing Pty Ltd, Melbourne Pitman Publishing New Zealand Ltd, Wellington ‘Copp Clark Pitman, Toronto First edition 1976 Second edition 1979, Reprinted 1980 @E HJ Pallett 1976, 1979 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any ‘means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording and/or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publishers, ‘Text set in 10/11 pt IBM Press Roman, printed and bound in Great Britain at The Pitman Press, Bath UK ISBN 0 273 08445 3 Preface to the Second Edition It is gratifying to note that this book has served as a useful reference source, and that a second edition is considered to be justified. I am indebted to the many readers both in the U-K. and overseas who have provided useful comments and suggestions, all of which have proved to be valuable in the preparation of new material for this edition. ‘The sequencing of the main subjects remains as before, but certain appropriate chapters have been expanded to include descriptions of integrated drive generators, constant-speed drive disconnect mechanisms, landing gear control systems, and anti-skid systems. Tables of electrical terminology and fundamental circuit data have also been included at the end of the book. Copthorne, Sussex EP. April 1979