Ignition

Glow plug

Glow plug

Function Diesel engines are compression-ignition engines. In other words: The fuel injected does not require an ignition spark to ignite. The power stroke is triggered in three steps...

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Spark plug

Spark plug

If we consider the basic construction of the spark plug, there have been no profound changes over the past 50 years. As ever, the spark plug comprises a metal core which is housed in a ceramic insulator...

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Ignition wires (ignition cables)

Ignition wires (ignition cables)

Ignition wires must conduct the necessary voltage (U) to the spark plug with minimum possible losses. Depending on how the vehicle is designed, this is achieved using: A mechanical spark distributor...

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Ignition modules

Ignition modules

In order for a petrol engine to function, an ignition spark must be generated between the electrodes of the spark plug at the correct point in time in order to ignite the petrol/air mixture compressed by the piston...

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Ignition coil

Ignition coil

The ignition coil must transform the relatively low 12 V on-board vehicle voltage to the high ignition voltage required and supply the energy stored in that voltage to the spark plug. The functional principle...

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