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Ignition Systems

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How to be a bright spark


Magneto Operation
Secondary
Coil
Windings

Primary
Windings

Soft Iron
Core

Engine
Driven Rotor
and Magnets

IGNITION SYSTEM
Principal -

Coil Volt
S N Windings Meter

Each time the magnetic field washes through wires

An electrical current is produced

Called an EMF Electro Motive Force

IGNITION SYSTEM Faraday Law


Magneto Operation

EMF produced in
the coil windings

The magnetic
field passes
through soft
iron core

IGNITION SYSTEM
No EMF produced
in the coil windings

No magnetic
field in soft iron
core

IGNITION SYSTEM
EMF produced in
the coil windings
again

The magnetic
field passes
through soft
iron core again

IGNITION SYSTEM
Rotor Arm
Magneto Unit
Spark Generation

Condenser

Power
Generation

Coil
Distribution

Contact
Magneto
Breaker

Ignition
Switch

IGNITION SYSTEM Magneto System


Distributor
Condenser

Coil

Secondary
Windings

Primary
Ignition Windings
Contact
Switch Breaker

Dynamo/
Alternator

Battery

IGNITION SYSTEM Dynamo/Alternator System


Typical Vacuum Advance
Distributor
Diaphragm Adjustable
Vacuum Plate
Chamber
Cap

Points
Body Inlet
Pressure Cam Adjuster

Centrifugal
Advance

Input
Shaft Centrifugal
Weights

IGNITION SYSTEM Distributor


Engine Speed Sensing Unit

Timing
Timing Sensor
Disc
Control Unit

Ignition
Switch

Coil
Packs

Alternator

Battery

IGNITION SYSTEM Electronic Systems


Cap Connector

Ceramic Body

Hexagon

Outer Casing

Copper Sealing Gasket

Securing Thread
Gap
Outer
Electrode

IGNITION SYSTEM Spark Plug


Cap Connector

Ceramic Body

Seal

Hexagon

Centre Electrode Outer Casing

Change Spark Plugs Copper Sealing Gasket


at specified times
Securing Thread

Make sure the correct These surfaces must be Outer


Spark Plug is fitted kept clean Electrode

IGNITION SYSTEM Spark Plug


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