This ACG Starter (Alternating Current Generator) technology is one of the advanced features introduced by Honda for its latest motorcycle. The ACG Starter feature is usually said to be a feature that eliminates loud noises when starting your motorcycle. This feature is only available on Honda dealers output wheels honda. In this article, we will explain the various benefits and ways of working from this ACG Starter.
Before we explain ACG Starter, we want to tell you the benefits of this feature.
Here are the main advantages of the ACG Starter on your Honda motorbike.
• Reduces vibration and noise when starting the engine. (Starter “tinny” is no longer).
• Reducing fuel consumption (due to a decompression system that makes piston work easier)
• Charge the battery automatically
• Ensure motor maintenance because it does not use a brush that is usually found on an ordinary dynamo
Alternating Current Generator (ACG) is a tool to produce electricity with the results of alternating current (AC), while the starter is a tool to start the work of another device or machine. So that they are combined into an ACG starter.
ACG Starter technology was initially applied to the Honda PCX 125, but now you can find this technology on the Honda Vario Techno 125 ISS. The ACG Starter technology found on Honda motorcycles is a combination of ISS (Idling Stop System) technology.
The difference is if the ISS technology works to turn off the engine and reduce fuel consumption that is wasted, ACG Starter works to maintain the engine because the features can start the engine more smoothly.
Peeling ACG Starter Technology on Honda Motorcycles
Unlike the motor that still uses a sliding-gear starter-type system that tends to be conventional by using a dynamo starter so that it can cause a pounding sound when starting the engine.
In the sliding-gear starter-type system two small and large gear wheels have to rub against each other to move the piston. The friction produces the same sound that you usually hear when you start the engine.
The following are differences in how the ACG Starter System works with the Conventional Starter system:
In the ACG starter there are several components such as a flywheel, magnetic flywheel, and the coil (stator) as shown in the picture below:
When the engine is turned on, an electric current will flow through the stator which acts as an electric magnet (electromagnet). The stator has a working principle that is almost similar to the alternator, only relies more on the mechanism of inter magnetism. For example, in the Honda Vario Techno 125 ISS, there are 12 permanent magnetic poles and 18 coils consisting of remanent (non-permanent) magnetic poles. The coils are still divided into 3 halls.
When the engine is turned on, automatically the electric current will directly flow to the FET Circuit contained in the Electronic Control Module (ECM) which is then divided evenly into the 3 halls. Furthermore, the stator which has become an electromagnet will meet with a flywheel magnet.
The meeting between the two magnets is what causes the flywheel to move, before finally moving the piston which is connected directly to start the engine. Furthermore, after the motor is running, the ECU / ECM will automatically cut off the voltage to the stator and switch to an AC Generator.
This generator will later change the electric current into DC (unidirectional) to charge the battery (battery) and support the performance of the ACG Starter in subsequent use.
Logically, because the friction that occurs is derived from a meeting between two magnets, there will certainly be no more noise due to friction between the gears that occurs when you start the engine (such as the sliding-gear starter-type system). You will only feel your engine’s engine running instantly with a very soft sound (minimized).