magneto ignition system

magneto ignition system

[mag′nēd·ō ig′nish·ən ‚sis·təm]
(electromagnetism)
An ignition system in which the voltage required to cause a flow of current in the primary winding of the ignition coil is generated by a set of permanent magnets, instead of being supplied by a battery.
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By 1902 I offered a high-voltage magneto ignition system with innovative spark plugs.
Designed to be combined with a high-tension magneto ignition system, the spark plug solved what Carl Benz had described as the most fundamental obstacle to early motoring.