DENSO CORPORATION (Kariya, JP)
In a power source system, circuit units with the number of systems that are n or greater are connected in a similar manner to power sources with the number of n (n is an integer of 2 or more). Common ground is the sum of the circuit units common. Ground wiring is used to establish a node-to?node connection between (n+.alpha.). pieces of common ground nodes NC(1) through NC(n+.alpha.). available in the common ground (n+.alpha.). parts of ground plane nodes NP(1) to NP(n+.alpha.) that are placed on a vehicle’s body in an autonomous way, thus allowing a simple configuration of redundant circuits that will withstand multipoint failures without separating the ground of each system.
A motor control device is included in the art of related art. In this case an external source of power has been made redundant. In the art described two different external power sources are connected to two ECUs (i.e., electronic control units) via separatepower ground lines and the configuration of the power source outside is made redundant , as is the configuration of a motor control system.
Ground must be supplied separately for each system.
This disclosure seeks to create an energy source system that can simplify a circuit configuration.
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