Patent Number: 8,878,375

Title: Device for starting an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle using an improved control unit

Abstract: A device for starting an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle is described, which has a starter motor, an engaging relay, a starting current relay, a main current relay, a control unit and a switching module situated between the relays named and the control unit. The control unit is an engine control unit of the motor vehicle. The switching module has inputs which are connected to one output, respectively, of the engine control unit, and has outputs at which control signals for the relays named are provided. The outputs of the engine control unit are small signal outputs.

Inventors: Rentschler; Simon (Chang sha, CN), Gross; Juergen (Stuttgart, DE)

Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH

International Classification: F02N 11/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00