Ignition system – What are its basic working principles?

Ignition systemIgnition system is a system that heats an electrode to a high temperature to ignite a fuel-air mixture in spark ignition internal combustion engines. It is most commonly used in petrol road vehicles such as SUVs, cars, vans, trucks and buses.

The ignition system consists of ignition coil, battery, distributor, spark plugs and advance mechanism. But it would be simpler if we divide the system into two electrical systems. The first one is a low voltage circuit that’s induced but the voltage supplied by the battery. The other, of course, is a high voltage circuit. The latter provides enough voltage to create a spark at the spark plug which comes from the ignition coil.

Last but not least, the distributor is the component that the most important of them all.

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