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Title: Electrical system for a motor vehicle

Abstract

In one embodiment of the present invention, an electrical system for a motor vehicle comprises a capacitor, an engine cranking motor coupled to receive motive power from the capacitor, a storage battery and an electrical generator having an electrical power output, the output coupled to provide electrical energy to the capacitor and to the storage battery. The electrical system also includes a resistor which limits current flow from the battery to the engine cranking motor. The electrical system further includes a diode which allows current flow through the diode from the generator to the battery but which blocks current flow through the diode from the battery to the cranking motor. 2 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6446114
Patent Number(s):
5925938 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-811626
Assignee:
Ford Global Technologies, Inc., Dearborn, MI (United States) PTO; EDB-99-084755
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 5 Mar 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CAPACITORS; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; ELECTRIC GENERATORS; POWER SUPPLIES; RESISTORS; SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES; VEHICLES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; 330100* - Internal Combustion Engines; 320200 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Transportation

Citation Formats

Tamor, M.A. Electrical system for a motor vehicle. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Tamor, M.A. Electrical system for a motor vehicle. United States.
Tamor, M.A. Tue . "Electrical system for a motor vehicle". United States.
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abstractNote = {In one embodiment of the present invention, an electrical system for a motor vehicle comprises a capacitor, an engine cranking motor coupled to receive motive power from the capacitor, a storage battery and an electrical generator having an electrical power output, the output coupled to provide electrical energy to the capacitor and to the storage battery. The electrical system also includes a resistor which limits current flow from the battery to the engine cranking motor. The electrical system further includes a diode which allows current flow through the diode from the generator to the battery but which blocks current flow through the diode from the battery to the cranking motor. 2 figs.},
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