Charging System and Starter Batteries

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The vehicle’s electrical systems are all interconnected via electric power management, i.e. through the battery and charging system. Checking the battery and the charging system’s condition is always the starting point for all troubleshooting in other electrical systems.

 

  • Inspection of the charging system.
  • Examples of measurement results and analysis.
  • Alternator structure and operation.
  • Alternator control circuits and operation types.
  • Checking the starter battery using various methods.
  • Structure and operation of starter batteries.
  • Battery chargers.
  • Highlight of battery replacement.

Description

WHY THIS TRAINING MODULE?

Understanding and checking the operation of the vehicle charging system is part of the basic skills of all mechanics. System checks must always be made before replacing the starter battery. For automotive technicians the inspection of the charging system and starter battery is the first practical situation to apply electrical and measurement technology skills.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

At the beginning of the study, you can immediately get acquainted with the operation of the charging system. You can challenge your expertise in electrical and measuring technology.
In troubleshooting, you may find that the charging control circuit is not working properly. In this case, knowing and perceiving the control circuit and it and operating conditions is a valuable skill. Studying will present you the main types of these control structures and will give you the basics for continuing the inspection.

 

 

The charging system indicator light is a notification to the driver of the vehicle about charging system operation. Charging system malfunction will quickly have effect on driving. Checking charging includes measurements of vehicle charging system voltage and current.

 

As the troubleshooting progresses and when the fault is discovered, it becomes normal to have the need for more understanding of the basic components of the alternator construction and how it operates. Next study part covers more detailed information of structures and operation. You can explore more information via many illustrative images and animations.

 

Mechanic need knowledge of alternator structure and how it works. Study includes explanation of structure and components like regulator, rotor, stator and diodes. Find also how alternator is controlled via alternator indicator light or via CAN or LIN network by engine control unit.

 

Charging system operation involves a starter battery. Even if a malfunction and customer complains indicates a battery failure, you need always confirm the alternator operation and vehicle sleep mode discharge current before replacing the battery.

How to check battery condition, there are several methods for that. Study of battery inspection will present you the most typical methods without a battery tester and the with a tester. This will also help you learn the correct steps of the work procedure. You will also learn differences between various battery testing devices, feature and results. You quickly notice that checking the battery and the vehicle’s basic electrical system correctly is a truly professional job.

 

Study how car starter battery works. How you can make reliable battery check with Battery tester and additional checks with multimeter, oscilloscope and current probe.

Charging system operation involves a starter battery. Even if a malfunction and customer complains indicates a battery failure, you need always confirm the alternator operation and vehicle sleep mode discharge current before replacing the battery.

How to check battery condition, there are several methods for that. Study of battery inspection will present you the most typical methods without a battery tester and the with a tester. This will also help you learn the correct steps of the work procedure. You will also learn differences between various battery testing devices, feature and results. You quickly notice that checking the battery and the vehicle’s basic electrical system correctly is a truly professional job.

 

PREREQUISITES (PRE-KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS) FOR TAKING THIS TRAINING MODULE

To get the best possible learning outcome, we hope that you have a basic knowledge in electricity and measurement techniques. For studying these subjects, we recommend the modules: Electricity.

CONTENT EQUIVALENCE

This module’s topics and objectives correspond in scope to a conventional 2 day training event.

Once you have made your payment, you get immediate access to the content in the form of a license valid for 6 months. You’ll save time and money by not needing to travel.

UPDATES

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Internet connection with PC or laptop. Recommended screen resolution 1024 x 768 or higher.

CERTIFICATE

After completing your studies and appropriately completed assignments, you will complete the final exam. After completing the final test, you can print a Prodiags certificate from your performance record to mark your expertise.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

As your expertise improves, so too do your skills and abilities in performing work on charging systems and starter batteries. You will also be able to apply your skills in faults finding situations and execute better quality maintenance work.

 

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