Distributor cap meaning

Distributor cap definition

An insulated cap containing a central terminal or tower with a series (one per cylinder ) of terminals or towers that are evenly spaced in a circular pattern around the central terminal or tower, the secondary voltage travels to the central terminal or tower where it is then channelled to one of the outer terminals or towers by the rotor . The cap also keeps dirt and moisture out of the distributor .

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