1968-02-01

Applications of Automotive Electrical Equipment to Light Aircraft Engines 680229

This paper delves into the electrical characteristics developed in automotive equipment and how these same characteristics meet today’s aircraft requirements of light weight, low-speed performance, higher outputs, etc. It covers the problems of adapting automotive electrical equipment, such as vibration characteristic differences, mounting and drive systems, and cooling requirements under continuous high performance outputs.Differences in wiring systems between aircraft and automotive systems, the requirements of self-excitation, and the requirements of operation without the battery connected in from the standpoint of limited voltage spikes are discussed.Specialized requirements such as radio interference suppression, use of static transistorized regulators, and qualification requirements are also presented for consideration in the use of automotive electrical components.

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