capacitor discharge ignition


Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Capacitor discharge ignition — (CDI) or thyristor ignition is a type of automotive electronic ignition system which is widely used in motorcycles, lawn mowers, chain saws, small engines, Turbine powered aircraft, and some cars. It was originally developed to overcome the long… …   Wikipedia

  • discharge ignition — See capacitor discharge ignition system …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 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 — 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 transformer — [1] A unit that transforms the primary voltage resulting from the capacitor discharge to the required high voltage Transformer designed to provide a high voltage current. Used in many heating systems to ignite fuel; provides a spark gap …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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

  • Capacitor — This article is about the electronic component. For the physical phenomenon, see capacitance. For an overview of various kinds of capacitors, see types of capacitor. Capacitor Modern capacitors, by a cm ruler Type Passive …   Wikipedia

  • capacitor controlled electronic ignition — See electronic ignition system capacitive discharge …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Delco ignition system — The Delco ignition system, also known as the Kettering ignition system, was invented by Charles F. Kettering. It was first sold commercially on the 1910 Cadillac and was manufactured by Delco. Over time, this system was used extensively by all… …   Wikipedia

  • Dual ignition — A Hirth 2702 twin cylinder, two stroke aircraft engine. Equipped with dual ignition, the photo shows the two spark plugs per cylinder. Dual Ignition is a system for spark ignition engines, whereby each cylinder has every critical ignition… …   Wikipedia

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