Class on an automotive course where the Trainer Model for Instructional Automotive Charging System is being used
The "Trainer Model for Instructional Automotive Charging System with Automatic Voltage Regulator and Integrated Circuits" or the "Autocharge" is an updated, affordable, and safe-to-use instructional trainer model for teaching automotive charging systems.
One of the challenges in learning automotive technology is the technical gap among learners. Students need hands-on experience that requires actual interaction with automotive parts and demonstration from professors. However, this requires a lot of costs.
Autocharge seeks to address this gap by providing hands-on practice on automotive charging systems conveniently with reduced cost. Its charging system contains two circuits: an Integrated Circuit and an Automatic Voltage Regulator Circuit. It comes with an instructional manual and training sessions with instructors.
The Autocharge team is from Bukidnon State University (BukSu) in Region 10 with Mr. Rene M. Chavez as the inventor and Technical Lead. The team participated in the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) 2019 Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits (RICE) and was crowned one of the winners in the event.
The award qualified the invention for the agency's technology-entrepreneurship training entitled, "Transforming R&D Outputs into Innovations through Technopreneurship and Customer Validation (TransDI)," which aims to help RICE winners protect, transfer, and commercialize their inventions.