Patent Number: 6,252,382

Title: Method and arrangement for supplying power to a motor vehicle electrical system

Abstract: An arrangement for supplying power to a motor vehicle electrical system (3) by means of a motor driven vehicle generator (1) and a solar generator (2). To efficiently save fuel, for power generation the arrangement compares the output or energy balance of the solar generator (2) relative to the vehicle generator (1) and reduces the vehicle generator output in proportion to the solar current supplied when a positive energy balance exist in favor of the vehicle generator (1) and separates the vehicle generator (1) from the vehicle engine (13) when a positive energy balance exists in favor of the solar generator (2).

Inventors: Ganz; Thomas (Stockdorf, DE), Appel; Josef (Gauting, DE)

Assignee: Webasto Karosseriesysteme GmbH

International Classification: B60R 16/02 (20060101); H02P 009/08 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018