Automotive electrical system

Automotive electrical system

The system in a motor vehicle that furnishes the electrical energy to crank the engine for starting, recharge the battery after cranking, create the high-voltage sparks to fire the compressed air-fuel charges, and power the headlamps, light bulbs, and electrical accessories.

The vehicle electrical system includes the battery, wiring, starting motor and controls, generator and voltage regulator, electronic ignition, and electronic fuel metering. Also included may be a computerized electronic engine control system, an electronically displayed driver information system, various types of radios and sound systems, and many other electrically operated and electronically controlled systems and devices. See Alternating-current generator, Commutation, Computer, Conductor (electricity), Control systems, Current measurement, Direct current, Direct-current motor, Electric switch, Electronics, Fuse (electricity), Generator, Spark plug, Stepping motor

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In 1913 Bosch developed the first complete automotive electrical system, comprised of a magneto ignition with spark plugs, starter, generator, lighting system and regulator.
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The JAC-Foxconn agreement, which became effective after signing and will expire April 2013, stipulates that the two parties will work on new-energy vehicles, especially battery technologies and engage in R&D of automotive electrical systems, weight-cutting magnesium-aluminum alloy, in-car monitor, LED lighting etc.
Covering applications in conventional, hybrid, and electric cars, the 31 chapters presented by Emadi (Illinois Institute of Technology) offer an overview of the automotive electrical systems, both established and emerging.
British engineers have reportedly given up entirely on developing modern automotive electrical systems, but have designed a new series of aerodynamic beer coasters or "pub mats.
Why you should care: With the adoption of 42-volt automotive electrical systems not far away, this new large format semiconductor array was developed to provide solid-state cooling for the electronics, supplemental air conditioning and integrated food and beverage compartments that will use the new standard.
SOFTWARE developed by Aberystwyth-based FirstEarth for the advanced testing of automotive electrical systems at the design stage has won a top European award.
A new relay for automotive electrical systems features a base and cover molded from DuPont Crastin PBT thermoplastic polyester resin, and a multifunctional coil bobbin made of DuPont Rynite PET thermoplastic polyester resin.

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