Ignition system meaning

Ignition system definition

The system that provides the electrical current or spark to ignite the air-fuel mixture in the combustion chambers . It includes the battery or magneto which sends electricity to the ignition coil if the ignition switch is on. The coil amplifies the electrical charge and sends it to the distributor where it goes through the points and is modified by the condenser . The distributor sends it along the high tension lines (spark plug wires) to the spark plugs where it ignites the air-fuel mixture. Also see electronic ignition system .

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