automotive ignition system


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automotive ignition system

[¦ȯd·ə¦mōd·iv ig′nish·ən ‚sis·təm]
(mechanical engineering)
A device in an automotive vehicle which initiates the chemical reaction between fuel and air in the cylinder charge.
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According to the complaint, the merged company would have a combined share of over 60 percent in the worldwide market for Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistors specifically designed and calibrated for automotive ignition systems, or Ignition IGBTs.
In molding a 12-pin electrical connector for automotive ignition systems, Caufman said he prefers to keep vents away from the gates to prevent flash problems.

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