Automotive Systems/Electrical System

The Chassis electrical system is comprised of all wiring and components except for those used by the engine, its ancillaries, and any engine control circuits. The chassis electrical system includes items such as headlights and driver accessories. The chassis electrical system does share the alternator, battery and certain other items such as the ignition switch and to a certain degree the instrument cluster.

The most widely used battery is the lead-acid type. However, the following types shall also used;

  • Alkaline Battery
  • Zinc-air Battery
  • Nickel-Metal hydride Battery
  • Lithium-ion Battery


It consist of;

. container . plates . separators . electrolyte