conventional ignition

The transfer of heat from one object to another when the hotter object heats the surrounding air and the air in turn heats the other object.

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  • 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 — 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 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 capacitor — The electrical part which interrupts the primary current with low loss and suppresses most of the arcing between the contact breaker points in conventional coil ignitions …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Homogeneous charge compression ignition — Thermodynamics …   Wikipedia

  • Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition — Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition, or HCCI, is a form of internal combustion in which well mixed fuel and oxidizer (typically air) are compressed to the point of auto ignition. As in other forms of combustion, this exothermic reaction… …   Wikipedia

  • distributorless ignition system — (DIS or DLS) An electronic ignition system that does not have a conventional rotating distributor. Instead, it uses multi spark ignition coils or one ignition coil for each spark plug …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • breakerless ignition — /breɪkələs ɪgˈnɪʃən/ (say braykuhluhs ig nishuhn) noun a distributor or ignition system in which the conventional breaker points or contact points are replaced by an electronic switching device …   Australian English dictionary

  • transistor ignition — A form of ignition system which uses transistors and a special coil. The conventional distributor and point setup is used, but the points merely serve to trigger a transistor which switches the heavy primary current. With the transistor unit, the …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Laserzündung — Die Laserzündung stellt ein neuartiges Zündsystem dar, dessen Prinzip darin besteht, den Strahl eines gepulsten Lasers mittels geeigneter Linsenoptik innerhalb eines brennbaren Gemisches im Verbrennungsraum derart zu fokussieren, dass das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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