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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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Toledo, OH
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States); National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
872398
Patent Number(s):
5925938
Application Number:
08/811,626
Assignee:
Ford Global Technologies, Inc. (Dearborn, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02N - STARTING OF COMBUSTION ENGINES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electrical; motor; vehicle; embodiment; comprises; capacitor; engine; cranking; coupled; receive; motive; power; storage; battery; generator; output; provide; energy; resistor; limits; current; flow; diode; allows; blocks; provide electrical; electrical generator; motor vehicle; power output; electrical power; electrical energy; current flow; storage battery; motor coupled; motive power; vehicle comprises; provide electric; /290/318/320/

Citation Formats

Tamor, Michael Alan. Electrical system for a motor vehicle. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Tamor, Michael Alan. Electrical system for a motor vehicle. United States.
Tamor, Michael Alan. Fri . "Electrical system for a motor vehicle". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872398.
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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.},
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year = {1999},
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