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1. (WO2017148811) METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING THE CONFIGURATION OF LAMP ELEMENTS CONNECTED IN SERIES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/148811    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/054305
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 25 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H05B 33/08
Applicants: WASHTEC HOLDING GMBH
Inventors: KIRCHEIS, Richard
SCHÖPP, Thomas
Title: METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING THE CONFIGURATION OF LAMP ELEMENTS CONNECTED IN SERIES
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method and a device for automatically detecting the total number and the operating status of lamp modules provided with lamp elements and arranged in a strand of individually controllable lamp modules arranged in series. In the method, lamp modules (10, 12) are successively applied with a number Nmax ≥ N of different test patterns, an electrical measurement variable is measured at the circuit in response to each test pattern, and the measurement results of each test pattern is evaluated and the total number N of lamp modules and their respective operating status is determined therefrom. The invention also relates to a method for operating an illumination device of a vehicle treatment system, and a vehicle treatment system.