Development of an Injector Driver for Piezo Actuated Common Rail Injectors 2007-01-3537
In CRDI diesel engines, the piezo injector is gradually replacing the solenoid injector due to the quick response of the actuator. Operating performance of the injectors in the CRDI diesel engine has an influence on engine emissions. Therefore, accurate injector control is one of the most important parts of the CRDI engine control.
The objective of this paper is the development of a piezo injector driver for CRDI diesel engines. Electrical characteristics of the piezo injector were analyzed. A control strategy for charging and discharging the actuator are proposed. The developed injector driver is verified by experiments under various fuel pressures, injection durations and driving circuit voltages.