The Backbone is part of the On-Board Computer. For details see POD.
For details see POD.
Follow the steps below to install the BackBone and holding plate on car roof.
Caution! The connector box is not waterproof and must be kept dry
Connect the battery holder to the POWER socket.
Note, the battery and holder provided must only be connected to the OBC.
The pin labelled “E” can be connected to the common ground point in the vehicle. It depends on the individual set up of each vehicle, if this connection is helpful or not.
The LEDs will not light up when power is connected. The Backbone‘s electronics will be activated by the Pod during its startup process.
The function of the relays in the Shell Eco-marathon sensor suite is to support the Drivers’ World Championship events. During the Drivers’ World Championship events, the relay will be used to disable the vehicle propulsion system when the allocated amount of vehicle energy has been consumed.
The interface to the relay is through a three position terminal block plug. The plug will be provided by Shell at the event.
Check the Relay section for detailed information.