battery ignition system


Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Ignition system — For other uses, see Ignition system (disambiguation). An ignition system is a system for igniting a fuel air mixture. Ignition systems are well known in the field of internal combustion engines such as those used in petrol (gasoline) engines used …   Wikipedia

  • ignition system — 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… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • ignition system — the system in an internal combustion engine that produces the spark to ignite the mixture of fuel and air: includes the battery, ignition coil, distributor, spark plugs, and associated switches and wiring. [1900 05] * * * In a gasoline engine,… …   Universalium

  • ignition system — noun the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal combustion engine • Syn: ↑ignition • Hypernyms: ↑mechanism • Part Holonyms: ↑electrical system • Part Meronyms: ↑dis …   Useful english dictionary

  • battery ignition — Any system where the battery supplies the initial voltage to power the starter motor and fire the spark plugs …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • conventional ignition system — An ignition system consisting of the battery, ignition switch, ballast resistor, ignition coil, distributor, contact breaker points, condenser, centrifugal or vacuum advance unit, spark plugs, and high tension wires …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Ignition coil — Bosch ignition coil. Dual ignition coils (blue cylinders, top of picture) on a …   Wikipedia

  • ignition — A process which initiates the combustion of the compressed air/fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. In a spark ignition engine, the mixture is ignited by an electric spark; in a diesel engine, the self igniting mixture must be preheated by… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • ignition coil — noun an induction coil that converts current from a battery into the high voltage current required by spark plugs • Hypernyms: ↑induction coil • Part Holonyms: ↑ignition, ↑ignition system * * * (in an automotive ignition system) a transformer… …   Useful english dictionary

  • battery — An electrochemical device for producing electricity by converting chemical energy. The typical automotive lead acid battery supplies the source of power for cranking the engine and also provides the necessary electrical energy for the ignition… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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