Kia Sorento: Description - Charging System - Engine Electrical System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Sorento: Description

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service Manual / Engine Electrical System / Charging System / Description

The charging system included a battery, an alternator with a built-in regulator, and the charging indicator light and wire.
The Alternator has eight built-in diodes, each rectifying AC current to DC current.
Therefore, DC current appears at alternator "B" terminal.
In addition, the charging voltage of this alternator is regulated by the battery voltage detection system.
The alternator is regulated by the battery voltage detection system. The main components of the alternator are the rotor, stator, rectifier, capacitor brushes, bearings and V-ribbed belt pulley. The brush holder contains a built-in electronic voltage regulator.

1. Brush
2. Drive belt pulley
3. Rotor
4. Stator
5. Rectifier

Alternator Management System
Alternator management system controls the charging voltage set point in order to improve fuel economy, manage alternator load under various operating conditions, keep the battery charged, and protect the battery from over-charging. ECM controls generating voltage by duty cycle (charging control, discharging control, normal control) based on the battery conditions and vehicle operating conditions.
The system conducts discharging control when accelerating a vehicle. Vehicle reduces an alternator load and consumes an electric power form a battery.
The system conducts charging control when decelerating a vehicle. Vehicle increases an alternator load and charges a battery.
Charging System
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On-vehicle Inpection
   • First of all, check for DTCs. If a DTC is present, perform troubleshooting in accordan ...

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Inspection
1. Remove the cowl top cover. (Refer to the wiper) 2. Disconnect the windshield deicer connector (A) from the wiper motor linkage. ...

Air Ventilation Seat Removal
1. Remove the seat back cover (A). (Refer to Body - "Front seat") 2. Remove the blower fan (A) after removing the scr ...

Removal
1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the steering column upper and lower shrouds (A) after removing 3 screws. ...

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