DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATED HYDRAULIC CAR JACK POWERED BY 12 VOLT DC BATTERY
This study introduces the development of an automated hydraulic car jack powdered by12 volt DC Battery. Car jacks usually use mechanical advantage to allow a human to lift a vehicle by manual force. More powerful jacks are using hydraulic power to provide more lift over greater distances. Most people are familiar with the usual car screw jack (manually operated) that is still included as standard equipment with most new cars. These days, a car jack is an important tool to have in our vehicle due to unknown oncoming event such as flat type in journey. Changing a flat tyre is not a very pleasant experience. Women have a much lighter forces as much as men and are at greater risk of skeletal injuries. On average, 160 injuries are associated with car jacks each year. Injuries have ranged from amputation to fractures and crush injuries. The purpose of this project is to arrest these problems and design a hydraulic car jack that works on current supplied from that car battery itself, making it easy to operate. Operators only need to press the button from the control switch without working in a bent or squatting position for a long period of time to change the vehicle’s tyre. The total cost of production was N35,480 with an efficiency of 61%.
|Keywords: Automated, Hydraulic, Car Jack, Tyre, 12 Volt Dc Battery|
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