Charging and starting systems

DURATION: 1 working day
LITERATURE: scripts + worksheets (provided)


125€* Price includes VAT and accomodation.

What have you not known until now, which will advance your operation?How can you determine by simple measurement which component of the diode board has failed?How can you check the mechanical condition of an engine using an oscilloscope? How can you find the cause of battery discharge in vehicles which have several tens of control units

Why is this important?The function of the alternator itself is to produce electricity for electric devices in vehicles and to charge batteries. A faulty charging and starting system in vehicles does not guarantee safe driving to any driver and does not guarantee that the vehicle will start the engine with every turn of the key.

What is the training like?Regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced repairman, this training introduces you to a complete charging and starting system through different measurements, using an oscilloscope as well as to the basic principles of the operation of alternators, electric drives and diode boards with all their components.

How will you become better in your work after these training sessions? The very charging and starting system technology is constantly developing. There is an increasing number of new vehicle models on our market. It is therefore necessary to keep pace with the latest charging and starting systems. You will be acquainted with the most frequent problems occurring in starting systems and you will see how easily and safely it is possible to detect faults, without dirtying your hands in the process ... How it is possible to determine with just one measurement which alternator component has failed...Following completed training you will be able to provide reliable service for every kilometer driven!

  • Theoretical part (30% of the training)
  • Electric drive operating principle
  • Alternator operating principle
  • Different ways of controlling alternator operation
  • Energy consumption control
  • Practical part (70% of the training)
  • Starter current draw test
  • Starter current signal analysis
  • Compression measurement through oscilloscope
  • Alternator operation control
  • Charging system diagnostics
  • Diode board diagnostics, using oscilloscope
  • Looking for consumers drawing current in modern vehicles
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