breaker-triggered transistorized ignition

A transistorized ignition system whose distributor is the same as that of a coil ignition system, but whose contact breaker switches only the control current of the transistor, not the primary current. Usually not fitted as original equipment.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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