Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-01-0901
2004-03-08

Control Device of Electronically Controlled Fuel Injection System of Air-cooled Engines for Small Motorcycles 2004-01-0901

In conventional electronically controlled fuel injection systems, when the battery is inadequately charged, the small amount of electric power generated from the alternator by the kick starter operation is consumed by all electrical loads including the battery. This causes a voltage drop, hence the fuel injection system does not function due to a power shortage. To eliminate the power shortage, an installed relay circuit opens all electric loads other than the fuel injection system. This allows the fuel injection system to use all the electric power generated by the kick starter operation aided through using an additionally incorporated condenser. This type of electric power control system has been incorporated into the ECU. Thus, the control system has been realized that permits starting of an engine by using the kick-starter even when the battery is completely discharged. Sensing the engine oil temperature, the control system permits compensation of the fuel injection quantity and the ignition timing even in an air-cooled engine.

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