Patent Number: 6,308,688

Title: Start-assist circuit

Abstract: A start-assist circuit for increasing the fuel-injection voltage during the startup of an internal combustion engine having fuel injectors, a starter solenoid, and a battery is provided. The boost circuit receives the battery DC power and then boosts the battery voltage to provide an output having a level sufficient for a fuel injection solenoid during the start process.

Inventors: French; Michael J. (Pleasant Prairie, WI), Skrzypchak; Mark (Pleasant Prairie, WI)

Assignee: Bombardier Motor Corporation of America

International Classification: F02D 41/06 (20060101); F02D 41/30 (20060101); F02M 51/06 (20060101); F02M 51/00 (20060101); F02M 051/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018