Presented byAsheem Kumar PaloCenturion University, INDIA
INTRODUCTIONIgnition systems are mainly of two types;I. Spark ignition systemII. Compression ignition systemAn ignition system obeys laws of conservation of energy.Hence it can be treated as a balance of energy between;i. That provided by an external sourceii. That released by chemical reactioniii. That dissipated to the surroundings as thermal energy
REQUIREMENTS OF AN IGNITION SYSTEMIt should provide a good spark between theelectrodes of the plugs at the correct timingIt should function efficiently over the entire range ofengine speed.It should be light, effective & reliable in service.It should be compact and easy to maintain.It should be cheap and convenient to handle.
TYPES OF IGNITION SYSTEMSThe ignition systems are classified dependingupon how the primary energy for operating thecircuit is made available as:I. Battery Ignition SystemII. Magneto ignition system