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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240140D
Publication Date: 2015-Jan-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 165K

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     Vacuum sensors are an integral part of using hydraulics to provide failed boost assist. In addition, vacuum sensors can be used for various other functions, such as providing vacuum only when needed. Sometimes it is possible to eliminate the vacuum sensor in certain applications of a program, but not all. However, to make the change seamless to the plant, it is necessary that the electrical wire harness doesn't have added complexity and is always hooked on to the sensor. Eliminating the electrical harness causes complexity issues at the plant which almost offsets the cost save from the sensor. Also, it could lead to quality issues. Moreover, the operator job at the plant could be difficult and it can lead to unnecessary issues like partially connected wiring. These types of issues lead to more compounding errors and diagnostics fault codes set. It is also necessary to plug the hole in the booster. Therefore, a mock sensor concept was invented which can do both, i.e. provide a mock interface to electrical and also plug the booster hole. This concept is basically a holder for electrical harness and the following diagrams are a depiction of mock sensor concept.

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     By providing a dummy or a mock sensor, it is possible to plug the hole in the booster and also an interface to the electrical harness. Therefore, even if the vacuum sensor is eliminated, the above plug serves as a seamless plug to the wire har...