Patent Number: 7,088,062

Title: Electronic variable speed control of dual motor configuration

Abstract: A dual motor configuration 10 includes a primary brushless motor 18 electronically controlled to be driven at various speeds throughout a range of motor speeds. A secondary brush motor 24 electronically controlled be driven at various speeds throughout a range of motor speeds. The secondary brush motor includes an electronic switching device 26 associated therewith for receiving a pulse width modulated signal for controlling speed of the secondary brush motor. Thus, different combinations of speeds, throughout the ranges of motor speeds, of the first and second motors can be selectively chosen.

Inventors: Makaran; John E. (London, CA)

Assignee: Siemens VDO Automotive Inc.

International Classification: H02P 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018