An Innovative Approach to Avoid Battery Drainage in Motorcycles with DC Lighting System

Paper #:
  • 2015-01-0134

Published:
  • 2015-04-14
DOI:
  • 10.4271/2015-01-0134
Citation:
Mishra, D. and Gupta, B., "An Innovative Approach to Avoid Battery Drainage in Motorcycles with DC Lighting System," SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-0134, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-0134.
Pages:
6
Abstract:
The Two wheeler motorcycles electrical system consists of a generator, a storage battery, voltage control protective devices and the electrical loads.Battery, in motorcycles, supports the starting, lighting and ignition system. Generally, in a vehicle, headlight or any other electrical apparatus consumes significant amount of current from the battery causing drain of the battery when the vehicle is not running and one of the light or electrical apparatus inadvertently remains on for some time.The present invention relates to vehicle light system and, more particularly, to a light control system of a vehicle. This discloses a concept which, automatically turned off vehicle lighting system when engine is OFF.Present invention named as “Intelligent lighting system” which helps in avoiding drainage of battery in case, when rider switches ON the ignition switch (H/L already ON) & engine OFF. Also, the headlight and other light switch goes in OFF position after ignition switch OFF & remains in OFF position after ignition switch ON so that the rider need not manually switch off the headlight switch each time when he restarts the vehicle. The present invention address the above shortcomings of the prior art.
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