Problems with a
traditional ignition with contact points :
points will always deteriorate due to the sparks.
They need regularly to be changed or adjusted.
Why ? The
points have to switch a 3 to 4 amps current.
This current is inductive and will thus create a spark.
Dur to the spark, the contact points will be damaged and
will need to be adjusted and or replaced.
If the characteristics of the condensator are not matched
to the coil, the spark between the contact points will be worse.
Another result of such damaged
contact points is that the spark at the ignition plugs will be
poor and that starting the engine can sometimes be difficult .
How does a
transistor ignition solve the problem ?
a transistor ignition the contact points will be used to toggle
the transistor. The
current thru the contact points is only at a level of milliamps.
The switching is now done by the transistor.
In fact, the ignition points only give a ‘signal’ to the
transistor, when he has to switch so the high current passes
through the transistor, and not anymore through the points.
due to the very low (resistive) current the contact points will not
spark any more. The transistor switches in a much more stable
way (the condensator is not
needed any more).
The engine start shall be
easier, cold or warm, and the engine will have a more
stable throttle. Furthermore
a slightly improved power and lower fuel consumption can be
expected. The failure
risk is lower with a transistor ignition compared to the
traditional points ignition.
Our transistor ignition is
easy to fit and can be done in only a few minutes. If so requested,
the system can be changed back to the original situation in only 2
minutes. With the kit
a comprehensive installation instruction is supplied.
transistor ignition does not work with “high performance” coils or coils with “flame