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claymore 07-15-2011 10:52 PM

Honda Electric charging system explained
 
Great article on how the Honda vehicles charging system works and what the ELD does. This opens as a PDF file just download it and it only takes reading for a few minutes to get an understanding of the honda system that is also used on the Fit.

http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/cgi/view...text=auto_pres

claymore 01-05-2012 11:34 PM

More info on "flickering headlights". Best explanation I have seen and it's right from HONDA and it's PERFECTLY NORMAL like I have been saying.

Is it normal for my head lights to dim slightly and then come back to normal while my car is stopped at a light?
This is a normal characteristic and is caused by variations in the electrical system created by the onboard computer. The computer controls the output of the electrical charging system to improve fuel economy and minimize vehicle vibration.


While the engine is at idle, the computer monitors the electrical usage of the car and then controls the electrical charging system so that it charges just enough to keep up with demand. This change reduces the load on the engine and, in turn, increases fuel economy and reduces vehicle vibration. As electrical accessories turn on and off, the computer changes the rate of electrical charge in response to the changes in demand for electricity. As the computer responds to the addition of electrical load, you may notice a momentary dimming of the lights. For example, the headlights or instrument panel lights may briefly dim as the air conditioning cycles on.

http://automobiles.honda.com/informa...px?Question=15

Waldo 12-05-2013 11:24 AM

This is some VERY good information! As an electrical technician, I was curious as I thought my old eyes were playing games on me because I would swear that the lights either got dim (or bright) all by themselves. I'm glad to know that this is normal.

claymore 12-05-2013 11:12 PM

And would you believe most people still don't get it


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