(Instrument Panel Cluster)
The IPC is an interesting part of the EV1 electronic systems. Each of
the components in the EV1 are designed serve as controllers
for various sub-systems. Linking these sub-systems are three (3)
junction boxes, the front-left (LHJB), the front-right (RHJB) and the
trunk (TJB) junction box. The IPC, RSA, APCM, BPCM, PIM,
PSCM, BTCM, etc., and other switching then run through
the various JBs to control / report / modify the
vehicle's electronic systems.
One would initially think that an IPC would only be 'displaying' data,
but in the EV1's environment it is actually controlling
several functions, to name only one, the power steering
control in- and outputs.
A well deserved thank you to John Wayland of Portland area
White Zombie and Silver Streak EV2 fame for his kind donation of this
IPC to our project.
The following are some initial pictures of one of the
Beata EV1s (green) initial IPC power-up. These were taken
long before the majority of systems were
up and running.
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