Trans-brake Solenoid

The definition of a solenoid, is a piece of equipment that changes electrical energy, to mechanical force. This means that whenever an electric current flows through a wire, it changes that current into a magnetic field. A solenoid has a coil that is tightly wound up, and covered in layers of insulated wire.

When an electric current flows through this coil, a magnetic field is created and it surrounds the coil itself. This is more commonly known as a magnetic flux. It is this that makes the plunger apply the trans-brake. Obviously, the strength of the coil is dependant on the strength of current that flows through it. When an electric current flows through the coil, heat is created. The strength decreases as the heat increases. Let’s take a look at home to install a trans-brake. First, it is important to point out, that if you don’t know what you are doing then it is strongly recommended that you don’t do it yourself, and that you hire a qualified professional to install the trans brake for you. This is incredibly important  for safety reasons. Nobody who isn’t one hundred percent sure that they know what they are doing should attempt to install a trans brake themselves.

Firstly, you should know that a solenoid needs to have direct contact with the ground. The way that this is done, is by contact with your transmission box, so you need to be sure that there is a clear path. The solenoid circuit should be wired to the vehicle with at least fourteen or sixteen gauge wire. The voltage measure should be no less than twelve volts. If the current is lower, then there will not be adequate power for the trans brake to work. If there is no accelerator on your car, then you will know that you will need to keep an eye on your battery voltage. It is important that you follow all of the manufacturer instructions that are provided very carefully, to make sure that you are installing the trans brake correctly, and most importantly, that it is safe. You need to be aware that all electrical equipment is sensitive to heat, and this means that trans brakes are too.

You need to make sure that the trans brake is operating at a very reasonable heat, or it will not work. Keeping the trans brake operating at a safe heat also makes it more reliable, and makes it last longer too. As mentioned above, the most important thing is that you follow any guidelines that come with the trans brake, in order to be sure that everything will operate safely.

To be able to do all of this yourself then it is crucial that you feel one hundred percent sure that you know what you are doing. Even if you have the tiniest bit of doubt then you should contact a professional, because installing it wrong could be potentially very dangerous. There are many of professionals out there who know how to install a trans brake and will happily do it for you. You will have to pay a price, but that is better than doing it wrong and having an accident. A replacement trans brake is probably going to cost you quite a lot of money, but it is better to be safe than to be sorry. There are many places online that offer advice and instructions when it comes to trans brakes, many of them are happy to answer any questions that you may have, too. You should definitely do your research, and be sure that you know exactly what you are doing.

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