Peter Florance wrote:I did some quick testing with Low Z injector and 3.3 ohm resistor, using the accelerometer pcb that I brought to 2008 megameeting
At lower voltages, there's a big difference in opening times with and without resistor. At 13.2 volts it was difficult to see any difference. That may explain my customers cold starting issues if battery is not fully topped off.
Perhaps I will be able fix with battery correction voltage...
Note this tester does not yield actual dead time measurements but I thought it would be useful as a relative test.
I'll probably be stating the obvious here but if there isn't enough voltage for a reliable or consistent opening of the injectors, no amount of battery voltage correction will help. That is the advantage of the peak&hold driver which will always give the maximum voltage available from the battery for opening the injectors. And the advantage of the LM1949 current sensing circuit over the PWM fixed time period is that the peak is always only as long as it needs to be.