Patent Number: 6,308,668

Title: Method for starting an electromechanical regulating device especiallydesigned for controlling the charge cycle in an internal combustion engine

Abstract: A method for starting an electromechanical regulating device especiallydesigned for controlling the charge cycle in an internal combustionengine. The electromechanical regulating device has an actuating elementand an actuating drive. The actuating drive includes a first electromagnetwith a first coil and a second electromagnet with a second coil, anarmature which can move between contact faces of the first and secondelectromagnets, and at least one restoring means which is mechanicallycoupled to the armature. To start the regulating device, the second coilis energized until a first predefined condition is fulfilled and then thefirst coil is energized from the time at which a second condition isfulfilled until the armature comes into contact with the contact face.

Inventors: Nitkiewicz; James (Regensburg, DE), Warnecke; Volker (Nittendorf, DE), Zink; Hanspeter (Regensburg, DE)

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Expiration Date: 10/32013