At the beginning of 2008 IDM started the production of an innovative power electronic starter. Weighing about 550g, this electronic starter allows the starting of two-stroke, high-torque endothermic engines like the ones used for powering unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), auxiliary power units (APU) or portable welders.

This electronic starter works in combination with IDM’s permanent magnet generators, which are designed in order to minimise weight and size and maximise efficiency.
The system, which has power supplied by a small battery, may be driven by means of logic signals and programmed in accordance with the more suitable PMG for the engine of interest.